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Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 131, 2004 Lectures$
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P. J. Marshall

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263518

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263518.001.0001

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Empire, History and the Contemporary Global Order

Empire, History and the Contemporary Global Order

2005 Elie Kedourie Memorial Lecture

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(p.127) Empire, History and the Contemporary Global Order
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Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 131, 2004 Lectures
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Dominic Lieven

Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197263518.003.0004

This lecture discusses empire in its entirety across the millennia and across all the regions of the world. It presents an argument that power in its many manifestations is the core and essence of the empire. The lecture also seeks to address the concerns of both historians and students of international relations. It stresses the crucial significance of power in a way that is more familiar to international relations scholars than to many contemporary historians of empire. Finally, the lecture shows how important empire has been in shaping the contemporary global order, and that it still has much to tell about the nature of modern international politics.

Keywords:   empire, power, significance of power, international relations, contemporary historians of empire, contemporary global order, modern international politics

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