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Crises of Empire - Decolonization and Europe's Imperial States 1918-1975

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This book addresses an important historic topic and synthesises the existing literature. The authors give empirical body to some of the questions that have been raised in recent years by the theorists of post colonial history and of global history while at the same time staying on firm ground by not neglecting the 'old fashioned' fields of diplomatic and economic history. Crises of Empire is essential reading for students of imperialism and comparative decolonization. It also offers new perspectives for those interested in contemporary European history, international politics, and the legacies of colonialism across the developing world. Written by subject specialists, it analyses the forces that precipitated the twentieth century collapse of all Europe's late colonial empires. The fate of the British, French, and Dutch colonial empires is investigated individually and comparatively. So, too, is the bloody end to Belgian and Portuguese colonialism in black Africa. Ranging from the wave of European imperial expansion in the aftermath of World War I to the collapse of the last settler colonies in Africa during the 1960's and 1970's, the authors assess decolonization as a long-term process whose roots and outcomes transcended the Cold War. They draw attention to significant changes to the international system during the twentieth century as well as to shifting popular attitudes towards colonialism both within Europe's imperial nation states and within individual colonies. They also discuss the economics of empire, focusing on such factors as changing global markets, colonial urbanization, and the growth of colonial organized labour. Above all, they consider the role of Africans and Asians as agents of colonial change, highlighting the parts played by anti-colonial movements, popular protest, and armed insurgency as catalysts of Europe's imperial collapse.

There is a little shelf wear to the cover and some ink markings on the contents page, and four pages have previously had the corner turned down, the size of which does not impinge on the text. Otherwise this is a very good clean copy.

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Author(s):
Martin Thomas, Bob Moore, L J Butler
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2008
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0340731273
ISBN-13:
9780340731277
Number of pages:
457
Publisher:
Hodder Education
Title:
Crises of Empire - Decolonization and Europe's Imperial States 1918-1975

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This book addresses an important historic topic and synthesises the existing literature. The authors give empirical body to some of the questions that have been raised in recent years by the theorists of post colonial history and of global history while at the same time staying on firm ground by not neglecting the 'old fashioned' fields of diplomatic and economic history. Crises of Empire is essential reading for students of imperialism and comparative decolonization. It also offers new perspectives for those interested in contemporary European history, international politics, and the legacies of colonialism across the developing world. Written by subject specialists, it analyses the forces that precipitated the twentieth century collapse of all Europe's late colonial empires. The fate of the British, French, and Dutch colonial empires is investigated individually and comparatively. So, too, is the bloody end to Belgian and Portuguese colonialism in black Africa. Ranging from the wave of European imperial expansion in the aftermath of World War I to the collapse of the last settler colonies in Africa during the 1960's and 1970's, the authors assess decolonization as a long-term process whose roots and outcomes transcended the Cold War. They draw attention to significant changes to the international system during the twentieth century as well as to shifting popular attitudes towards colonialism both within Europe's imperial nation states and within individual colonies. They also discuss the economics of empire, focusing on such factors as changing global markets, colonial urbanization, and the growth of colonial organized labour. Above all, they consider the role of Africans and Asians as agents of colonial change, highlighting the parts played by anti-colonial movements, popular protest, and armed insurgency as catalysts of Europe's imperial collapse.

There is a little shelf wear to the cover and some ink markings on the contents page, and four pages have previously had the corner turned down, the size of which does not impinge on the text. Otherwise this is a very good clean copy.

Author(s):
Martin Thomas, Bob Moore, L J Butler
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2008
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0340731273
ISBN-13:
9780340731277
Number of pages:
457
Publisher:
Hodder Education
Title:
Crises of Empire - Decolonization and Europe's Imperial States 1918-1975

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