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The European Colonial Empires : 1815-1919 - H. L. Wesseling

The European Colonial Empires


Paperback Published: 3rd June 2004
ISBN: 9780582095519
Number Of Pages: 304

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A comprehensive study on the history of all European colonial powers from the Congress of Vienna (1815) to the Peace of Paris (1918)

  • Author's previous book on the partition of Africa sold over 200,000 copies in 7 countries
  • First book on the history of all European colonial powers in the entire 19th century,
  • The book looks at the history of colonialism in Africa and Asia, Oceania and the Caribbean
  • Takes a fresh look and lays to rest the myths surrounding the European Empires.

'Henk Wesseling has spent years leading one of the world's best historical research teams. But it is his personal touch that makes this work special. He combines all the qualities an historian needs to write a perfect book: a flawless sense of evidence, unfailing clarity of exposition, unerring judgement, free-wheeling breadth of culture, a talent for balancing narrative with analysis, and an enviable ability to cram comprehensive coverage into manageable space, without sacrifice of detail.

He also has an eye for vivid material, which can entertain as well as instruct and a subtle, endlessly enjoyable sense of humour enlivens his pages. No book on this subject unites so much material, on so many regions and empires, with greater dispassion, superior judgement, or equal command of the facts.'

Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, Notre Dame, USA

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
Conclusion Bibliography Synchronistic
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ISBN: 9780582095519
ISBN-10: 0582095514
Series: Studies in Modern History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 3rd June 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1