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Colonialism

An International Social, Cultural, and Political Encyclopedia

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This edition published in by ABC-CLIO in Santa Barbara, Calif..

Written in English

1208 pages

This 3-volume set is the most exhaustive reference work available on this critical subject in world history, focusing on the politics, economy, culture, and society of both colonizers and colonized. Crisis in Afghanistan. War in the Balkans. Famine in Africa. To understand today's trouble spots is to understand colonialism's legacy. For half a millennium, virtually the entire world came under the sway of empire. Critical to the rise of capitalism and even democracy, colonialism also sowed the seeds of poverty and instability around the globe. "The history of the last 500 years is the history of imperialism," writes editor Melvin Page. In the Americas, as a result of imperialist conquest, disease, famine, and war nearly wiped out a population estimated in the tens of millions. Africa was devastated by the slave trade, an integral part of imperialism from the 1400s to the 1800s. In Asia, even though native populations survived, native political institutions were destroyed. Imperialism also forged the two most important ideologies of the last five centuries—racialism and modern nationalism. In more than 600 essays presented in this three-volume encyclopedia, Page and other leading scholars—historians, political scientists, economists, and sociologists—analyze the origins of imperialism, the many forms it took, and its impact worldwide. They also explore imperialism's bitter legacy: the gross inequities of global wealth and power that divide the former conquerors -- primarily Europe, the United States, and Japan -- from the people they conquered. - Publisher.

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This 3-volume set is the most exhaustive reference work available on this critical subject in world history, focusing on the politics, economy, culture, and society of both colonizers and colonized. Crisis in Afghanistan. War in the Balkans. Famine in Africa. To understand today's trouble spots is to understand colonialism's legacy. For half a millennium, virtually the entire world came under the sway of empire. Critical to the rise of capitalism and even democracy, colonialism also sowed the seeds of poverty and instability around the globe. "The history of the last 500 years is the history of imperialism," writes editor Melvin Page. In the Americas, as a result of imperialist conquest, disease, famine, and war nearly wiped out a population estimated in the tens of millions. Africa was devastated by the slave trade, an integral part of imperialism from the 1400s to the 1800s. In Asia, even though native populations survived, native political institutions were destroyed. Imperialism also forged the two most important ideologies of the last five centuries—racialism and modern nationalism. In more than 600 essays presented in this three-volume encyclopedia, Page and other leading scholars—historians, political scientists, economists, and sociologists—analyze the origins of imperialism, the many forms it took, and its impact worldwide. They also explore imperialism's bitter legacy: the gross inequities of global wealth and power that divide the former conquerors -- primarily Europe, the United States, and Japan -- from the people they conquered. - Publisher.

Colonialism

An International Social, Cultural, and Political Encyclopedia

This edition published in by ABC-CLIO in Santa Barbara, Calif..


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Format
Hardcover
Pagination
3 v. (xxii, 1208 p.)
Number of pages
1208
Dimensions
10.3 x 7.2 x 3.2 inches
Weight
5.8 pounds

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OL8746837M
ISBN 10
1576073351
ISBN 13
9781576073353
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2363613
Goodreads
487304

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