European Colonialism since 1700

European Colonialism since 1700

by James R. Lehning
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521741718

ISBN-13: 9780521741712

Pub. Date: 08/31/2013

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This masterful synthesis provides a much-needed, complete survey of European colonialism from 1700 to decolonization in the twentieth century. Written by an award-winning author, this advanced undergraduate and graduate level textbook bridges, for the first time, the early modern Atlantic empires and the later Asian and African empires of ‘high imperialism'.

Overview

This masterful synthesis provides a much-needed, complete survey of European colonialism from 1700 to decolonization in the twentieth century. Written by an award-winning author, this advanced undergraduate and graduate level textbook bridges, for the first time, the early modern Atlantic empires and the later Asian and African empires of ‘high imperialism'. Viewing colonialism as a phenomenon of contact between Europe and the rest of the world, the author takes an ‘entangled histories' approach, considering the surprising ways in which the imperial powers of Spain, Portugal, Great Britain, France and the Netherlands displayed their identities in colonial settings, as much as in their imperial capitals. The author illuminates for students the common themes of colonial government, economic development and cultural contact across empires, and reveals the ways in which these themes played out, through contrast of the differing development, structure and impact of each empire.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521741712
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2013
Series:
New Approaches to European History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The European empires in the early eighteenth century; 3. The restructuring of the Atlantic empires; 4. The new empires in Oceania and Asia; 5. Africa and the Middle East; 6. Imperial Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; 7. Decolonisation and postcolonial Europe.

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