Empire(s) - Volume 5 of Historein: a review of the past and other stories
Until a few year ago the term “empire” was being used to describe systems of political power that were considered to belong to bygone historical eras whether these were the empires of Antiquity and the Middle Ages or forms of colonial exploitation and control. The reappearance of the term “empire” in the last years with the view to describe contemporary forms of global order and of structures of power makes evident the reassessment of the historicity of the term and the investigation of its changing notions. With these objectives in mind the 5th volume of Historein addresses the question of empire(s).
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