Title: The Colonial Empires: A Comparative Survey ...
Publisher: George Weidenfeld and Nicolson, Ltd.
Publication Date: 1966
Book Condition: Good-
Dust Jacket Condition: Good-
Edition: First Edition Thus
Blue hardcover, fixed mounted d/j. Shaking to spine, and spine slants a bit. pages minimally age darked but pages clear and clean for easy reading. No makring in text. D/j has age wear to edges wiht some buming and chipping. Mylar covered. D/j is read and organe wih picture of colonial soldiers on front cover. Ex library book with remants of library card on title pages and nmber stamp in blue and green. P/o name in ink. The Weindenfeld and NicolsonUniversity History 29. 450pps., 32 pages of photograhs, 16 maps. Author surveys entire field of colonization, from the 'mercantile' empires about 1700 to the post-war de-colonization process. In the first section the colonial empires prior to 1815 of Spain and Portugal in America, France and the Netherlands in America and the British Empire both generally and in America are discussed as well as a chapter each on the Europeans in Africa and Europeans in the East before 1815. The second section looks at colonial empires after 1815. In this section the British empire is discussed together with smaller sections on the French, Dutch, Russian, Portuguese, Belgian, German and US empires. "With the dissolution of the European empires and the emergence of new nations from former subject areas, the history of colonialsm has run its full cycle. (This book) is the first full-fledged study to put this phenomenon into perspective, analyzing how the various colonies were acquired, the ways they were governed, the advantages they provided for their owners and the reasons for their disappearance." Shipping weight 954 grms including packing. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000578
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