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The Resource Lords of all the world : ideologies of empire in Spain, Britain and France c. 1500-c. 1800, Anthony Pagden

Lords of all the world : ideologies of empire in Spain, Britain and France c. 1500-c. 1800, Anthony Pagden

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Lords of all the world : ideologies of empire in Spain, Britain and France c. 1500-c. 1800
Title
Lords of all the world
Title remainder
ideologies of empire in Spain, Britain and France c. 1500-c. 1800
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Anthony Pagden
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The rise and fall of modern colonial empires have had a lasting impact on the development of European political theory and notions of national identity. This book is the first to compare theories of empire as they emerged in, and helped to define, the great colonial powers Spain, Britain and France. Anthony Pagden describes how the rulers of the three countries adopted the claim of the Roman Emperor Antoninus to be 'Lord of all the World'. Examining the arguments used to
  • legitimate the seizure of Aboriginal lands and subjugation of Aboriginal Peoples, he shows that each country came to develop identities - and the political languages in which to express them - that were sometimes radically different. Until the early eighteenth century, Spanish theories of empire stressed the importance of evangelization and military glory. These arguments were challenged by the French and British, however, who increasingly justified empire building by
  • invoking the profit to be gained from trade and agriculture. By the late eighteenth century, the major thinkers in all three countries, and increasingly the colonies themselves, came to see their empires as disastrous experiments in human expansion, costly, over-extended, and based on demoralizing forms of brutality and servitude. Pagden concludes by looking at the ways in which this hostility to empire was transformed into a cosmopolitan ideal that sought to replace all
  • world empires by federations of equal and independent states
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Pagden, Anthony
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Imperialism
  • Spain
  • Great Britain
  • France
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Lords of all the world : ideologies of empire in Spain, Britain and France c. 1500-c. 1800, Anthony Pagden
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Legacy of Rome -- 2. Monarchia Universalis -- 3. Conquest and Settlement -- 4. Expansion and Preservation -- 5. Metropolis and Colony -- 6. The Calculation of Benefits -- 7. From Empire to Federation
Control code
ocm32346251
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 244 pages
Isbn
9780300064155
Lccn
95013867
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32346251
  • (Sirsi) a576702
Label
Lords of all the world : ideologies of empire in Spain, Britain and France c. 1500-c. 1800, Anthony Pagden
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Legacy of Rome -- 2. Monarchia Universalis -- 3. Conquest and Settlement -- 4. Expansion and Preservation -- 5. Metropolis and Colony -- 6. The Calculation of Benefits -- 7. From Empire to Federation
Control code
ocm32346251
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 244 pages
Isbn
9780300064155
Lccn
95013867
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32346251
  • (Sirsi) a576702

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