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International Conference : « Empires : Towards a Global History »

Coordination :

  • Department of History, University of Delhi
  • Weatherhead Initiative on Global History, Harvard University

Support

  • Department of History (UGC-Centre of Advanced Study)
  • University of Delhi
  • Volkswagen Foundation
  • Germany and Weatherhead Initiative on Global History, Harvard

Empires have had an enduring influence on global history. They have functioned as major geopolitical units and as preeminent arenas for the circulation of ideas, techniques, goods and people. However we may describe or define empires, diversity and heterogeneity remain crucial features, in terms of political formations as well as relationships (tributaries, settler colonies, chieftainships, for example) ; and because they straddled varieties of economic structures (agrarian, pastoral, trading, urban and rural), ethnicities and populations. Precisely because of their heterogeneity, empires have facilitated connections, circulation, and commerce within and across their boundaries. Empires often endured beyond and across different ages, competing and coexisting with rival empires. They were forged and dissolved by forces that were both internal and external to their presumed territorial boundaries.……


Page créée le jeudi 1er juin 2017, par Dominique Taurisson-Mouret.


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