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LocationClark County
Call No909 Stra
TitleEmpire : a new history of the world / Paul Strathern.
AuthorStrathern, Paul, 1940- author.
Total Circ0
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
 Clark County30293101851777909 Stra9/4/2020 AvailableClark County

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International Standard Book Number 9781643133317
International Standard Book Number 1643133314
Personal Name Strathern, Paul, 1940- author.
Title Statement Empire : a new history of the world / Paul Strathern.
Edition Statement First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Pegasus Books, 2020.
Physical Description 262 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages [245]-252) and index.
Formatted Contents Note Introduction: Three telling tales of empire -- The Akkadian Empire -- The Roman Empire -- The Umayyad and Abbasid Caliphates -- The Mongol Empire -- The Yuan Dynasty -- The Aztec Empire -- The Ottoman Empire -- The British Empire -- The Russian Empire -- The American Empire.
Summary, Etc. "Eminent historian Paul Strathern opens the history of Empire with the Akkadian civilization, which ruled over a vast expanse of the region of ancient Mesopotamia, then turns to the immense Roman Empire, where we trace back our Western and Eastern roots. Next the narrative describes how a great deal of Western Classical culture was developed in the Abbasid and Umayyad Caliphates. Then, while Europe was beginning to emerge from a period of cultural stagnation, it almost fell to a whirlwind invasion from the East, at which point we meet the Emperors of the Mongol Empire... Combining breathtaking scope with masterful narrative control, Paul Strathern traces these connections across five millenia and sheds new light on these major civilizations, from the Mongol Empire and the Yuan Dynasty to the Aztec and Ottoman, through to the most recent and biggest empires: the British, Russo-Soviet, and American."--from inside cover.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term World history.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Imperialism History.

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