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Approaching Short-Term Empires in World History, a First Attempt

  • Robert RollingerEmail author
  • Julian Degen
  • Michael Gehler
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Part of the Universal- und kulturhistorische Studien. Studies in Universal and Cultural History book series (UUKS)

Abstract

The paper presents an overview on the imperial turn and empire studies of the last decades. It introduces the innovative concept of “short-term empire” and contextualizes the contributions of the present volume. Finally, the authors specify and exemplify their terminological qualification in relation to the much-discussed empire of Alexander III.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Rollinger
    • 1
    Email author
  • Julian Degen
    • 1
  • Michael Gehler
    • 2
  1. 1.University of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria
  2. 2.Universität HildesheimHildesheimGermany

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