Empires of the Mind: The Colonial Past and the Politics of the Present

Empires of the Mind: The Colonial Past and the Politics of the Present

by Robert Gildea


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107159587
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/28/2019
Series: The Wiles Lectures
Pages: 366
Product dimensions: 6.22(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Robert Gildea is Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford. He has written extensively on French and European history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Among the many awards his publications have garnered, Fighters in the Shadows: A New History of the French Resistance (2015) was longlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize and Marianne in Chains: In Search of the German Occupation (2003) won the 2003 Wolfson History Prize.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Introduction; 1. Empires constructed and contested; 2. Empires in crisis: two world wars; 3. The imperialism of decolonisation; 4. Neo-colonialism, new global empire; 5. Colonising in reverse and colonialist backlash; 6. Europe: in or out?; 7. Islamism and the retreat to monocultural nationalism; 8. Hubris and nemesis: Iraq, the colonial fracture and global economic crisis; 9. The empire strikes back; 10. Fantasy, anguish and working through; Conclusion; Acknowledgements; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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