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Visions of Empire
How Five Imperial Regimes Shaped the World
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"Kumar . . . argues persuasively that studying historical empires, with their diverse subject populations, far-flung networks, and complex political hierarchies, can provide insight into our globalized present. . . . A judiciously argued and useful survey for any student of empire." * Publishers Weekly * "Anyone researching how monarchs, proconsuls, administrative and social elites, artists, and intellectuals legitimized these empires (at least among themselves) and contemporary legacies for these state-bearing peoples could do no better than start with this book."---Luke Gibbon, H-Net Reviews "Co-Winner of the 2018 Barrington Moore Book Award, Comparative and Historical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association" "In this excellent book, Kumar compares the histories of the Ottoman, Russian/Soviet, Habsburg, British, and French empires." * Choice * "[T]his book is an important contribution to the new trend in the history of empires, and should become part of the reading list in many advanced courses inmodern history."---Alexey Miller, Slavic Review "An excellent and thought-provoking work that is based on great erudition and is cast in a very readable style."---Kees Boterbloem, Russian Review "Readers will enjoy five portraits of empire, painted from a wealth of well-chosen literature."---Carolien Stolte, Comparativ "Winner of the 2018 Ab Imperio Award, KRES Poliskola" "[An] eloquent, even-handed, engaging and tremendously well-informed account of empires."---Jennifer Pitts, Times Literary Supplement
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Krishan Kumar is University Professor and William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia. His books include The Idea of Englishness: English Culture, National Identity, and Social Thought; From Post-Industrial to Post-Modern Society: New Theories of the Contemporary World; and 1989: Revolutionary Ideas and Ideals.
List of Illustrations ix Preface xi 1 The Idea of Empire 1 2 The Roman Empire: Parent of Empire 37 3 The Ottoman Empire 74 4 The Habsburg Empire 145 5 The Russian and Soviet Empires 213 6 The British Empire 310 7 The French Empire: "Imperial Nation-State" 387 8 Epilogue: Nations after Empires 465 Notes 477 Bibliography 507 Index 553