For over 500 years, empires have been a feature of the political landscape, and today, many contemporary conflicts resonate with issues tied to colonial conquest and the turbulence they produced. The essays included here frame the era of empires with maps of explorations, chronologies of voyages, records of settlers and administrators, and vivid illustrations to tell a story full of conflict, cruelty, and adventure. Countries like Britain, Russia, and and the United States are examined here, alongside the less-frequently cited empires of Portugal, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, and the Ottomans.
The Age Of Empires
Author: Robert Aldrich, ed.