Empires and bureaucracy in world history : from late antiquity to the twentieth century

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Full title: Empires and bureaucracy in world history : from late antiquity to the twentieth century / edited by Peter Crooks, Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, and Timothy H. Parsons, Washington University in St Louis.
Other authors: Crooks, Peter, (Editor)
Parsons, Timothy, 1962- (Editor)
Format: Book           


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504 |a Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 8 |a Machine generated contents note: Part I. Introduction: 1. Empires, bureaucracy and the paradox of power / Peter Crooks and Timothy H. Parsons -- Part II. Empires and Bureaucracy in World-Historical Perspective: 2. China as a contrasting case: bureaucracy and empire in Song China / Patricia Ebrey -- 3. Conflict and cooperation between Arab rulers and Persian administrators in the formative period of Islamdom, c.600-950 CE / I.T. Kristo-Nagy -- 4. Bureaucracy without alphabetic writing: governing the Inca empire, c.1438-1532 / Chris Given-Wilson -- 5. The Ottoman empire (1299-1923): the bureaucratization of patrimonial authority / Karen Barkey -- Part III. From Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages: 6. 'The late Roman empire was before all things a bureaucratic state.'/ Michael Whitby -- 7. Bureaucracies, elites and clans: the case of Byzantium, c.600-1100 / John Haldon -- 8. Charlemagne and Carolingian military administration / Bernard S. Bachrach -- 9. Bureaucracy, the English state and the crisis of the Angevin empire, 1199-1205 / John Gillingham -- 10. The parchment imperialists: texts, scribes, and the medieval western Empire, c.1250-c.1440 / Len Scales -- 11. Before Humpty Dumpty: the first English empire and the brittleness of bureaucracy, 1259-1453 / Peter Crooks -- Part IV. From the Age of European Expansion to the End of Empires: 12. Magistrates to administrators, composite monarchy to fiscal-military empire: empire and bureaucracy in the Spanish monarchy, c.1492-1825 / Christopher Storrs -- 13. Britain's overseas empire before 1780: overwhelmingly successful and bureaucratically challenged / Jack P. Greene -- 14. 'Les enfants du siecle': an empire of young professionals and the creation of bureaucratic, imperial ethos in Napoleonic Europe / Michael Broers -- 15. Bureaucracy, power and violence in colonial India: the role of Indian subalterns/ Deana Heath -- 16. From chief to technocrat: labour and colonial authority in post-World War II Africa / Frederick Cooper -- 17. The unintended consequences of bureaucratic 'modernization' in post-World War II British Africa / Timothy H. Parsons -- Part V. Afterword: 18. Empires and bureaucracy: means of appropriation and media of communication / Sam Whimster. 
520 |a "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'"--  |c Provided by publisher. 
520 |a "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"--  |c Provided by publisher. 
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