Decolonization

A Short History

Author: Jan C. Jansen,Jürgen Osterhammel

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691192766

Category: History

Page: 272

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A concise and accessible history of decolonization in the twentieth century The end of colonial rule in Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean was one of the most important and dramatic developments of the twentieth century. In the decades after World War II, dozens of new states emerged as actors in global politics. Imperial regimes collapsed, some more or less peacefully, others amid mass violence. This book takes an incisive look at decolonization and its long-term consequences, revealing it to be a coherent yet multidimensional process at the heart of modern history. Jan Jansen and Jürgen Osterhammel provide a comparative perspective on the decolonization process, shedding light on its key aspects while taking into account the unique regional and imperial contexts in which it unfolded. They examine the economic repercussions of decolonization and its impact on international power structures, its consequences for envisioning world order, and the long shadow it continues to cast over new states and former colonial powers alike.
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Decolonization

Author: Dane Kennedy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199340498

Category: Decolonization

Page: 128

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Between 1760 and 1800, the American people cast off British rule to create a new nation and a radically new form of government based on the idea that people have the right to govern themselves. This title provides a cohesive synthesis of the military, diplomatic, political, social, and intellectual aspects of the American Revolution, paying special attention to the Revolution's causes and consequences.
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Unfabling the East

The Enlightenment's Encounter with Asia

Author: Jürgen Osterhammel

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400889472

Category: History

Page: 696

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How Enlightenment Europe rediscovered its identity by measuring itself against the great civilizations of Asia During the long eighteenth century, Europe's travelers, scholars, and intellectuals looked to Asia in a spirit of puzzlement, irony, and openness. In this panoramic and colorful book, Jürgen Osterhammel tells the story of the European Enlightenment's nuanced encounter with the great civilizations of the East, from the Ottoman Empire and India to China and Japan. Here is the acclaimed book that challenges the notion that Europe's formative engagement with the non-European world was invariably marred by an imperial gaze and presumptions of Western superiority. Osterhammel shows how major figures such as Leibniz, Voltaire, Gibbon, and Hegel took a keen interest in Asian culture and history, and introduces lesser-known scientific travelers, colonial administrators, Jesuit missionaries, and adventurers who returned home from Asia bearing manuscripts in many exotic languages, huge collections of ethnographic data, and stories that sometimes defied belief. Osterhammel brings the sights and sounds of this tumultuous age vividly to life, from the salons of Paris and the lecture halls of Edinburgh to the deserts of Arabia, the steppes of Siberia, and the sumptuous courts of Asian princes. He demonstrates how Europe discovered its own identity anew by measuring itself against its more senior continent, and how it was only toward the end of this period that cruder forms of Eurocentrism--and condescension toward Asia—prevailed. A momentous work by one of Europe's most eminent historians, Unfabling the East takes readers on a thrilling voyage to the farthest shores, bringing back vital insights for our own multicultural age.
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European Overseas Empire 1879-1999

A Short History

Author: Matthew G. Stanard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119130107

Category: History

Page: 248

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A Timely Look Back at the Era That Shaped Our World Thousands of years of recorded history show that the main way in which human societies have been organized is as empires. Today, the evidence of recent European overseas empire’s lasting effects is all around us: from international frontiers and fusion cuisine to multiplying apologies for colonial misdeeds. European Overseas Empire, 1879-1999: A Short History explores the major events in this critical period that continue to inform and affect our world today. New access to archives and a renewed interest in the most recent era of European overseas empire building and the decolonization that followed have produced a wealth of fascinating information that has recharged perennial debates and shed new light on topics previously considered settled . At the same time, current events are once again beginning to echo the past, bringing historical perspective into the spotlight to guide our actions going forward. This book examines our collective past, providing new insight and fresh perspectives as it: Traces current events to their roots in the European overseas imperialism of the 19th and 20th centuries Challenges the notion of political, cultural, social, and economic exchanges of the era as being primarily “Europe-outward” Examines the complexity and contingency of colonial rule, and the range of outcomes for the various territories involved Explores the power dynamics of overseas empires, and their legacies that continue to shape the world today
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Western Civilization: A Brief History

Author: Jackson Spielvogel

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495571474

Category: History

Page: 768

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This brief, best-selling Western civilization text has helped thousands of students learn about the world they live in by exploring the story of its past. Jack Spielvogel’s engaging, chronological narrative and extensive inclusion of primary source documents, weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. While the single-author narrative makes it easy for students to follow the story of Western civilization, Spielvogel’s use of maps and primary sources--including official documents, poems, and songs--truly enlivens the past while introducing students to the challenges involved in interpreting history. And now, an optional robust interactive eBook is available to bundle with the text or use stand-alone. Students will have access to online practice tests, interactive maps, primary sources, MP3 chapter summaries, and more. Available in the following split options: WESTERN CIVILIZATION: A BRIEF HISTORY, Seventh Edition (Chapters 1-30), ISBN: 978-0-495-57147-6; Volume I: To 1715, Seventh Edition (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 978-0-495-57148-3; Volume II: Since 1500, Seventh Edition (Chapters 13-30), ISBN: 978-0-495-57149-0. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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New Horizons in Multicultural Counseling

Author: Gerald Monk,John Winslade,Stacey Sinclair

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412916763

Category: Psychology

Page: 510

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Offering a fresh theoretical perspective and packed with powerful strategies, New Horizons in Multicultural Counseling clarifies the complexity of culture in our increasingly globalized society. Counselors will find practice-based strategies to help them progress in their clinical practice and gain cultural competence.
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British Government Policy and Decolonisation, 1945-1963

Scrutinising the Official Mind

Author: Frank Heinlein

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714652207

Category: Political Science

Page: 337

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Examine the views of the Empire and Commonwealth held by British policy makers during the two decades after World War II, arguing that the institutional framework of the formal and informal empire and the Commonwealth was considered necessary and useful to promote British interests.
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A Short History of Colonialism

Author: Wolfgang Reinhard

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719083280

Category: History

Page: 336

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This well-written and comprehensive book by an outstanding expert provides students of history and the general reader with reliable, up-to-date information on an essential part of the history of mankind: the global impact of European colonial expansion from the late Middle Ages to the present. It deals with the discoveries; with Portuguese, Dutch, and English trade systems in Asia; with the Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, French, and British Colonies in America; the American plantation economy and the trade in African slaves; with settler colonies in the southern hemisphere; with US, Russian, and Chinese continental imperialism; with Western colonial rule in Asia and Africa; and the several waves of decolonization between 1775 and 1989. Twenty-four maps illustrate the narrative. A useful teaching text, it combines traditional and more recent perspectives to produce a final balance sheet of Western colonialism and its global heritage. A carefully selected bibliography encourages further reading.
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The Routledge Companion to Decolonization

Author: Dietmar Rothermund

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134250983

Category: History

Page: 384

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This is an essential companion to the process of decolonization – perhaps one of the most important historical processes of the twentieth century. Examining decolonization in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific, the Companion includes: thematic chapters a detailed chronology and thorough glossary biographies of key figures maps. Providing comprehensive coverage of a broad and complex subject area, the guide explores: the global context for decolonization nationalism and the rise of resistance movements resistance by white settlers and moves towards independence Hong Kong and Macau, and decolonization in the late twentieth century debates surrounding neo-colonialism, and the rise of ‘development’ projects and aid the legacy of colonialism in law, education, administration and the military. With suggestions for further reading, and a guide to sources, this is an invaluable resource for students and scholars of the colonial and post-colonial eras, and is an indispensable guide to the reshaping of the world in the twentieth century.
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