Geographies of Empire: European Empires and Colonies c.1880-1960

Geographies of Empire: European Empires and Colonies c.1880-1960

by Robin A. Butlin
     
 

ISBN-10: 052174055X

ISBN-13: 9780521740555

Pub. Date: 07/31/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

How did the major European imperial powers and indigenous populations experience imperialism and colonisation in the period 1880-1960? In this richly-illustrated comparative account, Robin Butlin provides a comprehensive overview of the experiences of individual European imperial powers - British, French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Belgian, German and Italian

Overview

How did the major European imperial powers and indigenous populations experience imperialism and colonisation in the period 1880-1960? In this richly-illustrated comparative account, Robin Butlin provides a comprehensive overview of the experiences of individual European imperial powers - British, French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Belgian, German and Italian – and the reactions of indigenous peoples. He explores the complex processes and discourses of colonialism, conquest and resistance from the height of empire through to decolonisation and sets these within the dynamics of the globalisation of political and economic power systems. He sheds new light on variations in the timing, nature and locations of European colonisations and on key themes such as exploration and geographical knowledge; maps and mapping; demographics; land seizure and environmental modification; transport and communications; and resistance and independence movements. In so doing, he makes a major contribution to our understanding of colonisation and the end of empire.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521740555
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2009
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Historical Geography Series, #42
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
692
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.22(d)

Table of Contents

1. Geography, imperialism and colonialism: concepts and frameworks; 2. Chronologies, spaces and places; 3. Numbers and movements of people; 4. Patterns and shadows on the land; 5. Empire, exploration and geographical knowledge; 6. Geographical societies and imperialism; 7. The mapping of empires and colonies; 8. Geographies of the 'Civilizing Mission'; 9. Environmental interactions; 10. The arteries of empire: transport and communications; 11. Towns and cities; 12. Economic geographies of empire and colony; 13. The endings of empire: decolonization; 14. Conclusion.

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