Empire as a generic historical phenomenon (How do empires begin? ('…
Empire as a generic historical phenomenon
How do empires begin?
forts & factories
Indian trade; Portugal, Netherlands, Britain, France
enforced 'free' trade, gun diplomacy
China, Opium wars
establishment of stop-offs on routes
Iberian Atlantic travels
What immediate impact to empires have upon the populations they rule over?
How do local populations react?
How are these reactions structured by race, class, gender and region?
How do empires establish and then maintain rule?
How do empires develop over time?
How and why do empires break down?
wars of independence
Do empires end?
spheres of influence
What are the complex aftermaths of empires?
memory & trauma