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Antoinette Burton; Introduction: Patterns of Empire History in an Imperial Age. Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 1 December 2014; 34 (3): 599–604. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/1089201X-2826169
Burton’s essay introduces the forum on Julian Go’s Patterns of Empire, setting out the terms of the debate and mapping the entanglements of an anti-exceptionalist argument with narratives of rise-and-fall that have predominated until recently in British imperial history.