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CONTENTS ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS PREFACE INTRODUCTION [tk] Chapter 1: The First Hegemon: The Great Persian Empire From Cyrus to Alexander Chapter 2: Tolerance in Rome?s High Empire: Gladiators, Togas, and Imperial Glue Chapter 3: China?s Golden Age: The Mix-Blooded Tang Dynasty Chapter 4: The Great Mongol Empire: Cosmopolitan Barbarians Chapter 5: The ?Purification? of Medieval Spain: Inquisition, Expulsion, and the Price of Intolerance Chapter 6: The Dutch World Empire: Diamonds, Damask, and Every ?Mongrel Sect in Christendom? Chapter 7: Tolerance and Intolerance in the East: The Ottoman, Ming, and Mughal Empires Chapter 8: The British Empire: ?Rebel Buggers? and the ?White Man?s Burden? Chapter 9: The American Hyperpower: Tolerance and the Microchip Chapter 10: The Rise and Fall of the Axis Powers: The Strategic Price of Intolerance Chapter 11: The Challengers: China, the European Union, and India in the Twenty-First Century Chapter 12: The Day of Empire: Lessons of History ENDNOTES
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Imperialism -- History.
Hegemony -- History.