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10 obres 1,188 Membres 12 Ressenyes

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John Darwin"s interest lies in tire rise and fall of empires. He has written extensively on the decline of the British Empire and teaches imperial and global history at Oxford, where he is a fellow of Nuffield College. His books include the Wolfson History Prize winner After Tamerlane, Britain and mostra'n més Decolonisation, and The Empire Project, winner of the Trevor Reese Memorial Prize for Imperial and Commonwealth History. mostra'n menys

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Data de naixement
1948
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
England
UK
Llocs de residència
England, UK
Professions
historian
Lecturer in History (Nuffield College, Oxford)
Premis i honors
Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford

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A wonderful and pleasingly balanced take on the trajectories of world history since the XV century. I am positively impressed with the amount of space he dedicates to non-European states and affairs, making your understanding of global and regional history far more deeper and coherent. Not for nothing the book was a winner of the History Book of the Year. You may however be unimpressed with the lack of "one single reason" explanations for the rise and fall of empires and civilizations. This guy is not after simple answers and sensationalism.… (més)
 
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Den85 | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Jan 3, 2024 |
Series of articles on Global History, published in 2016, but going back to a conference held in Oxford, UK, in 2012. This certainly was an improvement on A.G. Hopkins, Globalization in World History, and Kenneth R. Curtis. Architects of World History, both works I read about a month ago. Excellent introductory and concluding article, whilst the other contributions focus on specific items, each time cross-boundaries (a remarkable one is on the history of the trade and the use of incense). The editors accentuate the need of working with a comparative and connected focus, but in the contributions connectedness is rather neglected. Another weakness of this book is that the authors are almost all male, and European/American. More in my historical account on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2581107459… (més)
 
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bookomaniac | Nov 20, 2022 |
history about the rise and fall of british
 
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hackedkiara | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Oct 19, 2021 |
Without pointless apologies normally peppering these topics, summary of the process of building and collapse of the British empire.

The collapse part was a bit rushed - I guess both in reality and in the book.
 
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Paul_S | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Dec 23, 2020 |

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10
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1,188
Popularitat
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Valoració
3.8
Ressenyes
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ISBN
56
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