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.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)599-604
Number of pages6
JournalComparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2014


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