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Table of contents for The dynamics of global dominance : European overseas empires, 1415-1980 / David B. Abernethy.




Parti  WESTERN EUROPE AND THE WORLD
1. Ceuta, Bojador, and Beyond: Europeans on the Move
2. Why Did the Overseas Empires Rise, Persist, and Fall?
Partll  PHASES OF IMPERIAL EXPANSION
AND CONTRACTION
3. Phase 1: Expansion, 1415-1733
4. Phase 2: Contraction, 1775-1824
5. Phase 3: Expansion, 1824-1912
6. Phase 4: Unstable Equilibrium, 1914-39
7. Phase 5: Contraction, 1940-80
PartIll  ACCOUNTING FOR IMPERIAL EXPANSION
8. Western Europe as a Region: Shared Features
9. Western Europe as a System of Competing States
o1. The Institutional Basis for the Triple Assault
n. Non-European Initiatives and Perceptions
rtIV  CONSOLIDATING POWER
12. Sectoral Institutions and Techniques of Control
13. Sources of Colonial Weakness



PartV ACCOUNTING FOR IMPERIAL CONTRACTION
14. Colonialism as a Self-Defeating Enterprise
15. The International Dimension: War as the Catalyst
for Independence
PartVI  CONSEQUENCES OF EUROPEAN OVERSEAS RULE
16. Legacies
17. The Moral Evaluation of Colonialism
Appendix. Spatial and Temporal Dimensions of the
Overseas Empires
Notes
Bibliography
Index