Peter Fibiger Bang
Peter Fibiger Bang is a historian at the Saxo Institute, part of the University of Copenhagen. His work combines Roman, comparative imperial and world history.
Books by Peter Fibiger Bang
Interviews with Peter Fibiger Bang
The Roman Empire: Economy, Society and Culture
by Peter Garnsey & Richard Saller
The Crisis of Empire in Mughal North India, Awadh and Punjab, 1707-48
by Muzzafar Alam
A Translucent Mirror: History and Identity in Qing Imperial Ideology
by Pamela Kyle Crossley
Empire: The Russian Empire and its Rivals (from the 16th century to the present)
by Dominic Lieven
The Birth of the Modern World 1780-1914
by C.A. Bayly
Empires are a reflection of the fact some states are stronger than others and are by no means just a relic of the past, says Peter Fibiger Bang, historian of empire and world history at the University of Copenhagen. Here, he recommends books on a variety of empires, from the ancient Romans to the Mughal, Qing and Russian empires and explains what it is that made some empires so durable and resilient across the centuries.