The Tools of Empire

Filename: the-tools-of-empire.pdf
ISBN: 0195028325
Release Date: 1981
Number of pages: 221
Author: Daniel R. Headrick
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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Empires and Colonies

Filename: empires-and-colonies.pdf
ISBN: 9780745626130
Release Date: 2008-02-26
Number of pages: 387
Author: Jonathan Hart
Publisher: Polity

Download and read online Empires and Colonies in PDF and EPUB Empires and Colonies provides a thoroughgoing and lively exploration of the expansion of the seaborne empires of western Europe from the fifteenth century and how that process of expansion affected the world, including its successor, the United States. Whilst providing special attention to Europe, the book is careful to highlight the ambivalence and contradiction of that expansion. The book also illuminates connections between empires and colonies as a theme in history, concentrating on culture while also discussing the rich social, economic and political dimensions of the story. Furthermore, Empires and Colonies recognizes that whilst a study of the expansion of Europe is an important part of world history, it is not a history of the world per se. The focus on culture is used to assert that areas and peoples that lack great economic power at any given time also deserve attention. These alternative voices of slaves, indigenous peoples and critics of empire and colonization are an important and compelling element of the book. Empires and Colonies will be essential reading not only for students of imperial history, but also for anyone interested in the makings of our modern world.

Historical Dictionary of European Imperialism

Filename: historical-dictionary-of-european-imperialism.pdf
ISBN: 0313262578
Release Date: 1991-01-01
Number of pages: 782
Author: James Stuart Olson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Download and read online Historical Dictionary of European Imperialism in PDF and EPUB This unique reference work on the history of European imperialism is designed to provide a ready reference tool for students and scholars. Its major focus is the Spanish, Portuguese, British, Dutch, French, German, Belgian, and Italian empires during the past 500 years. The dictionary offers brief descriptive essays on a variety of topics--colonies, prominent individuals, legislation, treaties, conferences, wars, revolutions, and technologies. References at the end of each entry provide sources of additional information for those interested in further research. Cross-references within the text help the reader to find related items.

Geography and Imperialism 1820 1940

Filename: geography-and-imperialism-1820-1940.pdf
ISBN: 0719039347
Release Date: 1995
Number of pages: 338
Author: Morag Bell
Publisher: Manchester University Press

Download and read online Geography and Imperialism 1820 1940 in PDF and EPUB An examination of how European imperialism was facilitated and challenged from 1820 to 1920. With reference to geographical science, the authors add to multi-disciplinary debates on the complex cultural, ideological and intellectual bases of European imper

Teile und herrsche

Filename: teile-und-herrsche.pdf
ISBN: 3515075437
Release Date: 1999
Number of pages: 385
Author: H. L. Wesseling
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

Download and read online Teile und herrsche in PDF and EPUB Die Aufteilung Afrikas bildet einen der spektakularsten Ereignisbogen der Neueren Geschichte ueberhaupt. Im Jahre 1880 den Europaern noch immer unbekannt, war Afrika dreiaig Jahre spater nahezu kontinentuebergreifend europaischer Verwaltung unterstellt. Rezensionen zur Originalausgabe: "This book is the most judicious and most evenhanded synthesis of the rich historiography concerning the partition of Africa. Its brilliance lies in its weaving in of the diplomatic records about all the European players involved, rather than relying on an account derived from one or two major powers ... It is this ability to refuse, to simplify, to present complexity, to underline the interplay between the unexpected and the expected, which constitutes the main achievement of this remarkable work and sets it off from others." Jan Vansina, University of Wisconsin at Madison "I have read this book with huge enjoyment and enlightenment. It is really a wonderful achievement: lively, vivid and intellectually persuasive." Simon Schama, Columbia University .

Imperialismus und Modernisierung

Filename: imperialismus-und-modernisierung.pdf
ISBN: 9783486713725
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Number of pages: 492
Author: Niels P. Petersson
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

Download and read online Imperialismus und Modernisierung in PDF and EPUB In Varianten des informellen Imperialismus, wie sie nach der Jahrhundertwende in bzw. gegenüber Siam und China entstanden, zeigen sich bereits Ansätze des heutigen liberalen marktwirtschaftlichen Entwicklungsdenkens. Petersson untersucht, welche Politik Großbritannien, Frankreich und das Deutsche Reich bei Modernisierungsfragen in Siam und China verfolgten. Aus der Presse: "... ein Lehrstück für Probleme der Entwicklungspolitik der Gegenwart." Wolfgang j. Mommsen in: FAZ vom 20.3.2001

Die Verwandlung der Welt

Filename: die-verwandlung-der-welt.pdf
ISBN: 3406614817
Release Date: 2011-01
Number of pages: 1568
Author: Jürgen Osterhammel
Publisher: C.H.Beck

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Wasserinfrastrukturen und Macht von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart

Filename: wasserinfrastrukturen-und-macht-von-der-antike-bis-zur-gegenwart.pdf
ISBN: 9783486781052
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Number of pages: 288
Author: Birte Förster
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

Download and read online Wasserinfrastrukturen und Macht von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart in PDF and EPUB Hydraulic systems are the visible embodiment of political power and critical determinants of social participation. In addition, they may direct societal progress, in part, through opportunities for profitable development in the hands of experts in management positions. This volume addresses the social aspects of hydraulic systems and examines how power relationships are negotiated by only seemingly neutral technologies.


Filename: kolonialismus.pdf
ISBN: 3406390021
Release Date: 1995
Number of pages: 142
Author: Jürgen Osterhammel
Publisher: C.H.Beck

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Sprachpolitik im Britischen Empire

Filename: sprachpolitik-im-britischen-empire.pdf
ISBN: 9783486707649
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Number of pages: 320
Author: Almut Steinbach
Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag

Download and read online Sprachpolitik im Britischen Empire in PDF and EPUB Kulturelle Aspekte des Imperialismus wirken oft prägender und langfristiger als andere Dimensionen der europäischen Expansion. Während die formale Herrschaft der Briten über große Teile der Welt heute der Vergangenheit angehört, spielt die englische Sprache weiterhin eine weltbeherrschende Rolle. Als einer der wichtigsten Gründe für den Erfolg und die Durchsetzungskraft des Englischen gilt die Ausbreitung des Britischen Empire im 19. Jahrhundert. Almut Steinbach widmet sich der britischen Sprachpolitik im Zusammenhang mit Fragen nach der imperialen Integration in Süd- und Südostasien. Der Blick auf mehrere Kolonien erlaubt Vergleiche und eine Beschreibung von Transfers. Beziehungen zwischen Metropole und Peripherie ebenso wie zwischen den Kolonien werden analysiert und geben Aufschluss über Entscheidungsprozesse im Britischen Empire.

Events that Changed the World in the Nineteenth Century

Filename: events-that-changed-the-world-in-the-nineteenth-century.pdf
ISBN: 0313290768
Release Date: 1996-01-01
Number of pages: 217
Author: Frank W. Thackeray
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Download and read online Events that Changed the World in the Nineteenth Century in PDF and EPUB Looks at ten important events in the nineteenth century and gives a history, interpretation, and bibliography for each

The Historian 2007 1 2

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Publisher: Tahir Kamran

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The Andean Wonder Drug

Filename: the-andean-wonder-drug.pdf
ISBN: 9780822981398
Release Date: 2016-07-15
Number of pages: 336
Author: Matthew James Crawford
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

Download and read online The Andean Wonder Drug in PDF and EPUB In the eighteenth century, malaria was a prevalent and deadly disease, and the only effective treatment was found in the Andean forests of Spanish America: a medicinal bark harvested from cinchona trees that would later give rise to the antimalarial drug quinine. In 1751, the Spanish Crown asserted control over the production and distribution of this medicament by establishing a royal reserve of “fever trees” in Quito. Through this pilot project, the Crown pursued a new vision of imperialism informed by science and invigorated through commerce. But ultimately this project failed, much like the broader imperial reforms that it represented. Drawing on extensive archival research, Matthew Crawford explains why, showing how indigenous healers, laborers, merchants, colonial officials, and creole elites contested European science and thwarted imperial reform by asserting their authority to speak for the natural world. The Andean Wonder Drug uses the story of cinchona bark to demonstrate how the imperial politics of knowledge in the Spanish Atlantic ultimately undermined efforts to transform European science into a tool of empire.

Empire as the Triumph of Theory

Filename: empire-as-the-triumph-of-theory.pdf
ISBN: 0714656100
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 216
Author: Edward Beasley
Publisher: Psychology Press

Download and read online Empire as the Triumph of Theory in PDF and EPUB A key addition to our understanding of the Victorian-era British Empire, this book looks at the founders of the Colonial Society and the ideas that led them down the path to imperialism.