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The Resource Empires and bureaucracy in world history : from late antiquity to the twentieth century, edited by Peter Crooks and Timothy Parsons

Empires and bureaucracy in world history : from late antiquity to the twentieth century, edited by Peter Crooks and Timothy Parsons

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Empires and bureaucracy in world history : from late antiquity to the twentieth century
Title
Empires and bureaucracy in world history
Title remainder
from late antiquity to the twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
edited by Peter Crooks and Timothy Parsons
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Language
eng
Summary
"How did empires rule different peoples across vast expanses of space and time? And how did small numbers of imperial bureaucrats govern large numbers of subordinated peoples? Empires and Bureaucracy in World History seeks answers to these fundamental problems in imperial studies by exploring the power and limits of bureaucracy. The book is pioneering in bringing together historians of antiquity and the Middle Ages with scholars of post-medieval European empires, while a genuinely world-historical perspective is provided by chapters on China, the Incas and the Ottomans. The editors identify a paradox in how bureaucracy operated on the scale of empires and so help explain why some empires endured for centuries while, in the contemporary world, empires fail almost before they begin. By adopting a cross-chronological and world-historical approach, the book challenges the abiding association of bureaucratic rationality with 'modernity' and the so-called 'Rise of the West'"--
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1962-
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  • Crooks, Peter
  • Parsons, Timothy
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  • Imperialism
  • Bureaucracy
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Empires and bureaucracy in world history : from late antiquity to the twentieth century, edited by Peter Crooks and Timothy Parsons
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Empires, bureaucracy and the paradox of power / Peter Crooks and Timothy H. Parsons -- China as a contrasting case: bureaucracy and empire in Song China / Patricia Ebrey -- Conflict and cooperation between Arab rulers and Persian administrators in the formative period of Islamdom, c.600-950 CE / István T. Kristó-Nagy -- Bureaucracy without alphabetic writing: governing the Inca empire, c.1438-1532 / Chris Given-Wilson -- The Ottoman empire (1299-1923): the bureaucratization of patrimonial authority / Karen Barkey -- 'The late Roman empire was before all things a bureaucratic state.' / Michael Whitby -- Bureaucracies, elites and clans: the case of Byzantium, c.600-1100 / John Haldon -- Charlemagne and Carolingian military administration / Bernard S. Bachrach -- Bureaucracy, the English state and the crisis of the Angevin empire, 1199-1205 / John Gillingham -- The parchment imperialists: texts, scribes, and the medieval western Empire, c.1250-c.1440 / Len Scales -- Before Humpty Dumpty: the first English empire and the brittleness of bureaucracy, 1259-1453 / Peter Crooks -- Magistrates to administrators, composite monarchy to fiscal-military empire: empire and bureaucracy in the Spanish monarchy, c.1492-1825 / Christopher Storrs -- Britain's overseas empire before 1780: overwhelmingly successful and bureaucratically challenged / Jack P. Greene -- 'Les enfants du siècle': an empire of young professionals and the creation of bureaucratic, imperial ethos in Napoleonic Europe / Michael Broers -- Bureaucracy, power and violence in colonial India: the role of Indian subalterns / Deana Heath -- From chief to technocrat: labour and colonial authority in post-world ward Africa / Frederick Cooper -- The unintended consequences of bureaucratic 'modernization' in post-World War II British Africa / Timothy H. Parsons -- Empires and bureaucracy: means of appropriation and media of communication / Sam Whimster
Control code
ocn946254912
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxii, 474 pages
Isbn
9781107166035
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)946254912
Label
Empires and bureaucracy in world history : from late antiquity to the twentieth century, edited by Peter Crooks and Timothy Parsons
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Empires, bureaucracy and the paradox of power / Peter Crooks and Timothy H. Parsons -- China as a contrasting case: bureaucracy and empire in Song China / Patricia Ebrey -- Conflict and cooperation between Arab rulers and Persian administrators in the formative period of Islamdom, c.600-950 CE / István T. Kristó-Nagy -- Bureaucracy without alphabetic writing: governing the Inca empire, c.1438-1532 / Chris Given-Wilson -- The Ottoman empire (1299-1923): the bureaucratization of patrimonial authority / Karen Barkey -- 'The late Roman empire was before all things a bureaucratic state.' / Michael Whitby -- Bureaucracies, elites and clans: the case of Byzantium, c.600-1100 / John Haldon -- Charlemagne and Carolingian military administration / Bernard S. Bachrach -- Bureaucracy, the English state and the crisis of the Angevin empire, 1199-1205 / John Gillingham -- The parchment imperialists: texts, scribes, and the medieval western Empire, c.1250-c.1440 / Len Scales -- Before Humpty Dumpty: the first English empire and the brittleness of bureaucracy, 1259-1453 / Peter Crooks -- Magistrates to administrators, composite monarchy to fiscal-military empire: empire and bureaucracy in the Spanish monarchy, c.1492-1825 / Christopher Storrs -- Britain's overseas empire before 1780: overwhelmingly successful and bureaucratically challenged / Jack P. Greene -- 'Les enfants du siècle': an empire of young professionals and the creation of bureaucratic, imperial ethos in Napoleonic Europe / Michael Broers -- Bureaucracy, power and violence in colonial India: the role of Indian subalterns / Deana Heath -- From chief to technocrat: labour and colonial authority in post-world ward Africa / Frederick Cooper -- The unintended consequences of bureaucratic 'modernization' in post-World War II British Africa / Timothy H. Parsons -- Empires and bureaucracy: means of appropriation and media of communication / Sam Whimster
Control code
ocn946254912
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxii, 474 pages
Isbn
9781107166035
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)946254912

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