Why did Napoleon invoke the example of Alexander the Great in his speeches and actions? How did British writers compare their own empire to the Roman Empire? What can we learn from writers today who compare the USA to the empires of the past?
The Network on Ancient and Modern Imperialisms is an attempt to discuss the relationship between ancient and modern imperialisms and to assess how this relationship has contributed to the historical understanding of empire.
The convenor of the Network on Ancient and Modern Imperialisms is Phiroze Vasunia.