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Introduction

Yuri Pines

in The Everlasting Empire: The Political Culture of Ancient China and Its Imperial Legacy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134956
eISBN:
9781400842278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134956.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter offers some insights into the durability of the Chinese political system. In particular, the chapter attributes the Chinese imperial experience from that of other comparable ... More


Ideology in the Roman Empire

Clifford Ando

in Imperial Ideology and Provincial Loyalty in the Roman Empire

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220676
eISBN:
9780520923720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220676.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter examines the acceptance of imperial ideology in the Roman Empire. It traces and the origins of provincial obedience and argues that the Roman state successfully invoked the obedience of ... More


The failure of imperial citizenship

Daniel Gorman

in Imperial Citizenship: Empire and the Question of Belonging

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075292
eISBN:
9781781700730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075292.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter discusses the failure of imperial citizenship in Britain. The efforts of late Victorian and Edwardian imperial ideologues to articulate a concept of citizenship which could unite Britons ... More


Performing Empire

Jennifer Robertson

in Takarazuka: Sexual Politics and Popular Culture in Modern Japan

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211506
eISBN:
9780520920125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211506.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the general pattern of Takarazuka–state relations during the wartime years (1931–45), and examines the role of the montage-like Revue theater in dramatizing and aestheticizing ... More


The Myth of the Ottoman Caliphate

Hüseyin Yılmaz

in Caliphate Redefined: The Mystical Turn in Ottoman Political Thought

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691197135
eISBN:
9781400888047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197135.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the mystification of the Ottoman caliphate and the apocalyptic-messianic reconstruction of imperial ideology in the context of the long Ottoman–Safavid conflict of the ... More


Empire

Averil Cameron

in Byzantine Matters

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196855
eISBN:
9781400850099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196855.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter assesses whether Byzantium was an empire. The characteristics of empires, once they have come into existence by the conquest of territory and established a unified central administrative ... More


The Council in Trullo

M. T. G. Humphreys

in Law, Power, and Imperial Ideology in the Iconoclast Era: c.680-850

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198701576
eISBN:
9780191771385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701576.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 1 explores the Council in Trullo, the foundation stone of Eastern Orthodox canon law. This was the centre-piece of Justinian II’s attempts to morally reform the empire in anticipation of a ... More


The Republic Was an Empire

Jonathan Scott

in How the Old World Ended: The Anglo-Dutch-American Revolution 1500-1800

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300243598
eISBN:
9780300249361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243598.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter deals with the circumstances leading to the first of three Anglo-Dutch wars. Beginning with a proposal for political union, the chapter addresses the growing animosity between the ... More


Empire careers: Working for the Chinese Customs Service, 1854–1949

Catherine Ladds

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719085482
eISBN:
9781781704974
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085482.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The Chinese Customs Service was a central pillar of the foreign presence in China, 1854–1949. Its far-reaching responsibilities included collecting duties on foreign trade, establishing China's first ... More


Introduction: Communis Patria

Clifford Ando

in Imperial Ideology and Provincial Loyalty in the Roman Empire

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220676
eISBN:
9780520923720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220676.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about imperial ideology, imperial governance and provincial loyalty in the Roman Empire. It argues that the official discourse ... More


Reordering the World: Essays on Liberalism and Empire

Duncan Bell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691138787
eISBN:
9781400881024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138787.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book is a penetrating account of the complexity and contradictions found in liberal visions of empire. Focusing mainly on nineteenth-century Britain—at the time the largest empire in history and ... More


Introduction to Dynastic Rule

Olivier Hekster

in Emperors and Ancestors: Roman Rulers and the Constraints of Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198736820
eISBN:
9780191800429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736820.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This introductory chapter sets out the theoretical notions and methodological choices that form the basis of this book. It discusses the development and role of dynastic notions within Roman imperial ... More


Conclusion: Singulare et Unicum Imperium

Clifford Ando

in Imperial Ideology and Provincial Loyalty in the Roman Empire

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220676
eISBN:
9780520923720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220676.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on imperial ideology, imperial governance, and provincial loyalty in the Roman Empire. It explains that the dramatic expansion of the body of Roman ... More


Imperial Visions of Late Byzantium: Manuel II Palaiologos and Rhetoric in Purple

Florin Leonte

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474441032
eISBN:
9781474480666
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474441032.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Manuel II Palaiologos was not only a Byzantine emperor but also a remarkably prolific rhetorician and theologian. His oeuvre included letters, treatises, dialogues, short poems and orations. This ... More


The Politics of Theomachy

Pramit Chaudhuri

in The War with God: Theomachy in Roman Imperial Poetry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199993383
eISBN:
9780190204990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199993383.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter explores the imperial contexts against which contemporary Roman readers might have understood the concept of theomachy. It offers a series of readings of different political engagements ... More


Introduction

Stefano Rebeggiani

in The Fragility of Power: Statius, Domitian and the Politics of the Thebaid

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190251819
eISBN:
9780190251833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190251819.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter introduces readers to this book’s methodology and its position within scholarly debates on the Thebaid. It surveys forms of political allusion in the Thebaid and their relationship with ... More


Religion and Power in the Thebaid

Federica Bessone

in Ritual and Religion in Flavian Epic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199644094
eISBN:
9780191745010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644094.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The epic genre gives a doubled representation of power, divine and human. The Thebaid is a discourse on absolute power. In the closing book, the poem attempts to re–establish imperial values; the ... More


The Customs mindset: ethos, ideologies and knowledge about China

Catherine Ladds

in Empire careers: Working for the Chinese Customs Service, 1854–1949

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719085482
eISBN:
9781781704974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085482.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter lays the foundations of the book by sketching how the Customs's institutional culture, as devised by the Inspector General Robert Hart, intersected with imperial ideologies. In ... More


Introduction

in Emperor and Ancestor: State and Lineage in South China

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753180
eISBN:
9780804767934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753180.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Single-surname villages were the predominant order of rural society in South China. This order was described by Maurice Freedman as “lineage,” which he characterized as essentially a corporation with ... More


Conquest and Political Legitimation in the Early Ottoman Empire

Dimitris Kastritsis

in Byzantines, Latins, and Turks in the Eastern Mediterranean World after 1150

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199641888
eISBN:
9780191808357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199641888.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter first considers the debate surrounding some of the ideas of Paul Wittek, a philologist and founding father of modern Ottoman studies. It then surveys the development of Ottoman imperial ... More


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