The European Colonial Empires1815-1919
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This is the first book to describe and analyse this whole process of colonization in a comprehensive and comparative manner. The unique aspect of this book is that it combines the general and long term aspects of European expansion (demography, economy, power, conquest, administration, culture, education) with a detailed description and analysis of all the European colonies, and that it deals both with the period before and after 1880, thus placing European imperialism in a comparative and long term perspective.
INTRODUCTION: THE EXPANSION OF EUROPE, 1492-1815
LONG-TERM DEVELOPMENTS, 1815-1919
THE FIRST HALF OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, 1815-70
MODERN IMPERIALISM, 1870-1914: GENERAL ASPECTS
EUROPEAN IMPERIALISM IN AFRICA
MODERN IMPERIALISM IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
THE FIRST WORLD WAR AND THE COLONIES
- Covers the period prior to 1870 in order to give students a long term perspective of the developments leading up to the era of modern imperialism.
- Its exceptional range includes Asia, Africa, Australia and America and demonstrates the extremely diverse nature of the colonies.
- Takes a thematic approach and looks at government, culture, society and religion to better enable students to compare and contrast the different empires.
Hank Wesseling is the General Editor of the series Comparative Studies in Overseas History (9 volumes published) and Consulting Editor of Itinerario. European Journal of Overseas History (now in its 28th year). He is the author or editor of some ten books on imperialism and empire, the most famous one being Divide and Rule. The Partition of Africa, 1880-1914 which was published in France, Germany, the US, Spain, the Netherlands, Brazil and Italy and will also appear in Polish, Swedish, Hungarian and Arabic.