Empire and Globalisation: from ‘High Imperialism’ to Decolonisation

@article{Thomas2014EmpireAG,
  title={Empire and Globalisation: from ‘High Imperialism’ to Decolonisation},
  author={Martin C. Thomas and A. Thompson},
  journal={The International History Review},
  year={2014},
  volume={36},
  pages={142 - 170}
}
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