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The Routledge history of Western empires [Elektronisk resurs] / edited by Robert Aldrich and Kirsten McKenzie.

Aldrich, Robert, 1954- (redaktör/utgivare)
McKenzie, Kirsten. (redaktör/utgivare)
ISBN 9781317999874
Publicerad: Abingdon : Routledge, 2014
Engelska 1 online resource (1273 p.)
Serie: Routledge histories
  • E-bok
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  • Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; List of contributors; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Why colonialism?; Part I: Mapping the imperial turn; Introduction; 1. Spanish-Indian encounters: the conquest and creation of new empires; The Caribbean-an imperial prelude; Mexico-the foundation of a 'New Spain'; Venezuela-the search for El Dorado; Peru-invading the Empire of the Sun; The Jesuit 'reductions'-God's country in the jungle?; Notes; Further reading; 2. Floating Franks: the Portuguese and their empire as seen from early modern Asia. 
  • The Estado da ÍndiaAsian images of the Portuguese; Conclusion; Notes; Further reading; 3. Empires, the Age of Revolutions and plantation America; The mature plantation complex; The plantation system and resistance; Conclusion; Notes; Further reading; 4. Facing empire: indigenous experiences of European empire in comparative perspective, 1760-1820; North America; South Pacific; Conclusion; Notes; Further reading; 5. An early scramble for Africa: British, Danish and French colonial projects on the coast of West Africa, 1780s and 1790s. 
  • Colonies and the slave trade in the second half of the eighteenth centuryThe British slave-free colony in Sierra Leone; The Danish colonial project on the Gold Coast; A French colonial project on the island of Borodo; Conclusion; Notes; Further reading; Part II: Planning empire; Introduction; 6. The theory and practice of empire-building: Edward Gibbon Wakefield and 'systematic colonisation'; Notes; Further reading; 7. Convict labour and the Western empires, 1415-1954; Defining convict transportation; The imperial scale and reach of penal transportation; The Portuguese Empire. 
  • The Spanish EmpireThe French Empire; The British Empire; Convict transportation and Western imperialism; Notes; Further reading; 8. New dynamics and new imperial powers, 1876-1905; Paper borders, Maxim bullets; The colonialism of 'economic exploitation'; Settlement colonialism in the age of mass migration; The motives of empire?; The idea of 'imperialism'; A clash of races; Notes; Further reading; Part III: Locations of empire; Introduction; 9. Empire at the floe edge: Western empires and indigenous peoples in the Bering Sea and Arctic Ocean, c. 1820-1900. 
  • The Russian maritime fur trade and Unangan chiefsThe friction of the floe edge: shore whaling in northern Alaska; Notes; Further reading; 10. Empires of the Coral Sea; The Coral Sea; Indigenous peoples of the Coral Sea; The Australian colonies and the Coral Sea; Island Melanesia and the labour trade; Colonial partition of the Coral Sea; French New Caledonia; The British in the Coral Sea: Fiji; New Hebrides; Solomon Islands; Germany, Britain and Australia in New Guinea; Conclusion; Notes; Further reading. 
  • 11. Colonialism in Palestine: science, religion and the Western appropriation of the Dead Sea in the long nineteenth century. 
  • The Routledge History of Western Empires is an all new volume focusing on the history of Western Empires in a comparative and thematic perspective. Comprising of thirty-three original chapters arranged in eight thematic sections, the book explores European overseas expansion from the Age of Discovery to the Age of Decolonisation. Studies by both well-known historians and new scholars offer fresh, accessible perspectives on a multitude of themes ranging from colonialism in the Arctic to the scramble for the coral sea, from attitudes to the environment in the East Indies to plans for colonial settlement in Australasia. Chapters examine colonial attitudes towards poisonous animals and the history of colonial medicine, evangelisaton in Africa and Oceania, colonial recreation in the tropics and the tragedy of the slave trade. The Routledge History of Western Empires ranges over five centuries and crosses continents and oceans highlighting transnational and cross-cultural links in the imperial world and underscoring connections between colonial history and world history. Through lively and engaging case studies, contributors not only weigh in on historiographical debates on themes such as human rights, religion and empire, and the 'taproots' of imperialism, but also illustrate the various approaches to the writing of colonial history. A vital contribution to the field. 


Kolonier  -- historia (sao)
Imperialism  -- historia (sao)
Europe -- Colonies -- History. 


Electronic books.  (LCSH)


JV151 .R68 2013 (LCC)
909.097 (DDC)
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