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The New Empire
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ Pr of the Pacific
Publication date August 1, 2003
Pages 292
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781410208101
ISBN-10 1410208109
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Original list price $21.99
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: An attempt to deal, by inductive methods, with the consolidation and dissolution of those administrative masses which we call empires. Includes bibliographical references and index. In 1866, being asked by his publisher to write a short history of Massachusetts, Brooks Adams (1848-1927) broke upon the literary world with The Emancipation of Massachusetts in which he demolished and rewrote the history of the colony and province of Massachusetts Bay, originally chronicled by the priestly oligarchy against which the book was launched, and in later times principally by eminent members of the Congregational clergy. It made a great stir, especially in religious circles, and brought severe criticism and even denunciation upon the author, but he lived to see it pass to a second edition as accepted history. He then turned to a study of trade-routes and their influence upon the history of peoples and nations and in 1896 published The Law of Civilization and Decay: An Essay on History, a work of a high order as history which laid down the principle that human societies differed among themselves in proportion as they were endowed by nature with energy, a principle later developed by Henry Adams. He regarded this as his most significant work. Beginning in 1907 he successfully filled the chair of constitutional law in Boston University. "Pursuing a line of argument already worked out in his Law of Civilization and Decay, Mr. Adams offers an explanation, a theory it may be called, of the rise and decline of successive "empires" from the dawn of history to the present. The objective point of the argument is to account for the present, or imminent, supremacy of America as an imperial power." -Thorstein Veblen

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Hardcover
With Daniel Bell (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Transaction Pub (January 1, 1984); titled "New Empire"
9780878553150 | details & prices | List price $19.95
About: Excerpt from The New EmpireLast spring I undertook to prepare for publication several essays and addresses which I supposed were connected together closely enough to present a consecutive chain of thought.
Paperback
Book cover for 9781410208101 Book cover for 9781444619638
 
from Borah Pr (April 30, 2009)
9781444619638 | details & prices | 296 pages | List price $29.99
About: Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive.
from Transaction Pub (January 30, 2009)
9781412806565 | details & prices | List price $24.95
About: Excerpt from The New EmpireLast spring I undertook to prepare for publication several essays and addresses which I supposed were connected together closely enough to present a consecutive chain of thought.
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from Univ Pr of the Pacific (August 1, 2003)
9781410208101 | details & prices | 292 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $21.99
About: An attempt to deal, by inductive methods, with the consolidation and dissolution of those administrative masses which we call empires.

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