Tributary Empires in Global History

  • Peter Fibiger Bang
  • C. A. Bayly

Part of the Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series book series (CIPCSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Tributary Empires — Towards a Global and Comparative History

    1. Peter Fibiger Bang, C. A. Bayly
      Pages 1-17
  3. Historiographies of Empire

  4. Theoretical Perspectives on Empire

  5. Comparative Histories

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 263-294

About this book


A pioneering volume comparing the great historical empires, such as the Roman, Mughal and Ottoman. Leading interdisciplinary thinkers study tributary empires from diverse perspectives, illuminating the importance of these earlier forms of imperialism to broaden our perspective on modern concerns about empire and the legacy of colonialism.


colonialism global history history imperialism media seventeenth century world history

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Fibiger Bang
    • 1
  • C. A. Bayly
    • 2
  1. 1.The Saxo InstituteUniversity of CopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.University of CambridgeUK

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