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Imperial Twilight

Author : Stephen R. Platt
ISBN : 9780307961747
Genre : History
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As China reclaims its position as a world power, Imperial Twilight looks back to tell the story of the country’s last age of ascendance and how it came to an end in the nineteenth-century Opium War. As one of the most potent turning points in the country’s modern history, the Opium War has since come to stand for everything that today’s China seeks to put behind it. In this dramatic, epic story, award-winning historian Stephen Platt sheds new light on the early attempts by Western traders and missionaries to “open” China even as China’s imperial rulers were struggling to manage their country’s decline and Confucian scholars grappled with how to use foreign trade to China’s advantage. The book paints an enduring portrait of an immensely profitable—and mostly peaceful—meeting of civilizations that was destined to be shattered by one of the most shockingly unjust wars in the annals of imperial history. Brimming with a fascinating cast of British, Chinese, and American characters, this riveting narrative of relations between China and the West has important implications for today’s uncertain and ever-changing political climate.

Imperial Twilight

Author : Eric Thomson
ISBN : 9781989314159
Genre : Fiction
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The most powerful empire in human history is rushing headlong toward destruction, ending our species’ supremacy in the known galaxy. Two men with widely divergent visions are on a mission to save civilization in at least one sector, far from the imperial capital where a demented ruler holds sway. The first, Jonas Morane, wants to create an impregnable vault containing humanity’s accumulated knowledge so those who survive the coming darkness can rebuild in decades instead of millennia. The other, Devy Custis, seeks to fend off collapse by founding a new empire in the Coalsack Sector, one free of the madness that caused this civil war. But will either resist the ravages of a genocidal empress, blood-maddened barbarians, and scheming admirals? Unfortunately, the vicissitudes of fate, abetted by greed and lust for power, could destroy both before they make their dreams a reality. Imperial Twilight is the second installment in Eric Thomson’s saga Ashes of Empire, the story of a desperate attempt to preserve one last spark of civilization so that humanity does not vanish from the galaxy. Keyword Tags: galactic empire, sci-fi, science fiction, military science fiction, war, strong female character, space opera, science fiction action adventure, alien invasion, starfleet, space fleet, sci-fi adventure, military sci-fi, Eric Thomson, science fiction series, interstellar war, galactic war, space pirates, mercenaries

An Imperial Twilight

Author : Sir Gawain Bell
ISBN : UOM:39015051425307
Genre : British
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This text looks at colonial administration in the British colonies.

Imperial Twilight

Author : Constance Head
ISBN : UVA:X000700078
Genre : History
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Imperial Twilight The Story Of Karl And Zita Of Hungary

Author : Bertita Harding
ISBN : 9781473384781
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The start of World War I is seen as the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria but who came after him in the line of succession. This is fascinating historical love story of the couple thrust into the limelight of the most turbulent years in European history. Karl and Zita would become the rulers of the Austro-Hungarian empire but it was a royal family doomed to fail. An in-depth and gripping story that is often overlooked in the vast archive of work on the First World War.

The Twilight Of Imperial Russia

Author : Richard Charques
ISBN : 0195345878
Genre : History
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Recounts the personalities, events and movements which dominated the reign of Nicholas II in a penetrating and provocative analysis of the forces which led to the collapse of Russian tsarism.

Count Sergei Witte And The Twilight Of Imperial Russia A Biography

Author : Sidney Harcave
ISBN : 9781317473756
Genre : Business & Economics
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Sergei Witte served as finance minister and later prime minister of Russia during the reigns of Alexander III and Nicholas II, and was in large part responsible for the development policies which saw Russia transformed from a peasant economy into an industrial nation. This is the first biography of Witte in English.

Imperial Twilight

Author : Bertita Harding
ISBN : UCAL:$B676115
Genre : Autographs
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Twilight Of A Hegemony

Author : George Liska
ISBN : 0761826742
Genre : Political Science
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Twilight of a Hegemony reflects on the self-defeating exercise of U.S. primacy after replacing the Soviet counter-empire with a post-nuclear balance of terror. The author proposes a devolutionary alternative.

Karl Lueger And The Twilight Of Imperial Vienna

Author : Angela Clifford
ISBN : NWU:35556035340355
Genre : Municipal government
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This volume, composed of extracts from a number of biographies of Lueger translated by Philip O'Connor, seeks to introduce Mayor Lueger to the English-speaking world - which has plenty to learn about community politics.

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