Age of the empires
What was the age of empires
The Age of Empire is the third part of Eric J. Hobsbawm’s great fresco of world history. The author tells us here of the apogee and the final catastrophe of an era: that of the liberal bourgeoisie, which believed it had built a world of progress and peace, of great civilizing empires, of continued economic growth and social stability, and saw its hopes collapse in 1914 with the outbreak of the most destructive war humanity had ever known. The great British historian not only deals here with politics and economics, but also with all those changes that came to lay the foundations of today’s world: the workers’ struggles, the new consideration of women, the transformations of art and science….
The Age of Empire is the third part of Eric J. Hobsbawm’s great fresco of world history. The author tells us here of the apogee and the final catastrophe of an era: that of the liberal bourgeoisie, which believed it had built a world of progress and peace, of great civilizing empires, of continuous economic growth and social stability, and saw its hopes collapse in 1914 with the outbreak of the most destructive war humanity had ever known. The great British historian not only deals here with politics and economics, but also with all those changes that came to lay the foundations of today’s world: the workers’ struggles, the new consideration of women, the transformations of art and science…
The article gathers, discusses, and articulates a series of significant concepts for the historicization of the expansion of national States and imperial markets across independent Latin American territories and peoples, until the end of the 19th century. In order to highlight local peculiarities from a continental and transnational perspective, the study addresses the European imperialist drive as a common denominator in the transformation of indigenous and national sovereignties. On the basis of a conceptually selected documentary corpus, it discusses the pertinence of separating the concepts of sovereignty, national expansion and imperialism, internal and external borders, colonialism, and post-coloniality. Finally, it argues the need of a radical historization of sovereignty.
The new national maps that proliferated in the early twentieth century celebrated the civilization that imposed novel barbarities, running its proprietary demarcation over «wastelands» and «unexplored» [sic] lands, settlement over nomadism and capitalism over «prehistory,» as had been proclaimed since the mid-nineteenth century.15 This was also reflected in the millions of pages with which the men of the State, science and history of each State produced the national until it reached its «definitive» extensions. The occupation of the «savage» spaces, whether jungle or steppe, river or maritime,16 was followed by the delimiting operation, by the territorial and hydrographic demarcation works. The political theory of the natural absorption of the peripheries by the national centers strengthened metropolitan nationalisms, in a narrative of linear progress dazzled by Europe. However, the new sovereignties proved more fictitious than effective, homogeneity more desire than result, and the presence of export capital more fleeting than permanent.17 At the end of World War I or with the crisis of the 1930s, the old barbarism returned to the newly territorialized margins. And it exploded as a social question in the centers.
Modernity play store
Microsoft has finally revealed the beta of the new project with which it intends to break into the MMO market: ‘Age of Empire Online'(AOE:Online), a title that brings with it the flavor of the old strategy genre that captivated an entire generation and all the possibilities of an MMO. And as it was not going to be less, Portaltic has been there to test it.
Age of Empire Online’ is presented as a marriage between the memorable saga of historical-war strategy games ‘Age of Empires’ and the MMORPGS genre. On the one hand, we find an approach very similar to the classic games, in which we will have to choose an Empire to play with (Greeks, Romans, Egyptians among others), with its own characteristics, strengths and weaknesses.
On the other hand, we will have a game development very similar to that of MMO’s and RPG’s, based on doing missions that will give us items to trade and advance our civilization to a new stage.
However, ‘AOE:Online’ will not be limited to becoming just another strategy game. Interaction with other users will be the order of the day. Whether cooperating, chatting, setting up guilds or simply competing in battle, players will be able to interact with each other, making the most of the network to squeeze the most out of this new Microsoft gem.
Era of modernity for pc
And that video has been all we have seen of the game, until now. On April 10, Microsoft presented more news about the game and cleared up many doubts, especially those related to the factions, the historical era and the gameplay options.
We know that, at launch, there will be eight civilizations. These will be England, China, Sultanate of Dehli, Mongolia, France, Abbasid Dynasty (Saracens), Holy Roman Empire and Rus. Below you can see images of some of them.
And speaking of seeing, we must also talk about listening, because Mikolai Stroinski will be in charge of creating the soundtrack of the game. For those who don’t know who Stroinski is, he was the composer of the soundtrack of ‘The Witcher 3’.
That said, in the video shown during the Age of Empires Fan Preview we saw that roads appeared in the bases, something that, unfortunately, is generated randomly and whose purpose is to give visual richness. The maps are also randomly generated, so, although there will be certain patterns, we will have to adapt to each map to complete our missions. And by the way, watch out for ambushes, because now we can hide troops in wooded areas to surprise the enemy.