Colonialism : A Theoretical Overview

Colonialism : A Theoretical Overview

by Jurgen Osterhammel
     
 

ISBN-10: 1558761306

ISBN-13: 9781558761308

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: Wiener, Markus Publishers, Incorporated

This highly acclaimed book represents a new approach to colonialism. Concise but sweeping, it encompasses the processes of colonization and decolonization from the early modern period to the twentieth century. Virtually all other authors to date have looked at strategies of colonial conquest, exploitation, and rule from the imperial point of view. Osterhammel shows…  See more details below

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This highly acclaimed book represents a new approach to colonialism. Concise but sweeping, it encompasses the processes of colonization and decolonization from the early modern period to the twentieth century. Virtually all other authors to date have looked at strategies of colonial conquest, exploitation, and rule from the imperial point of view. Osterhammel shows that the colonial situation developed in ways that duplicated neither the metropolis nor the pre-colonial society, but instead blended these and added a new direction characteristic only of colonial realms. Osterhammel emphasizes that the Europeans were normally not considered dangerous invaders by local population until they threatened the traditional cultures with missionaries, European schools, and bureaucracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558761308
Publisher:
Wiener, Markus Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
146

Table of Contents

I"Colonization" and "Colonies"1
II"Colonialism" and "Colonial Empires"13
IIIEpochs of Colonialism23
IVConquest and Resistance39
VThe Colonial State49
VIColonial Economic Forms69
VIIColonial Societies81
VIIIColonialism and Indigenous Culture93
IXColonialist Ideology105
XDecolonization113
Notes121
Recommended Readings197
Index143

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