Possessing the World: Taking the Measurements of Colonisation from the 18th to the 20th Century

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Berghahn Books, Jul 30, 2007 - History - 252 pages
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Based on an impressive body of information and data, this volume recounts the history of five continents over a long stretch of time and in a comparative approach. From the beginning of European expansion the question was posed: what were the "empire tools" that gave Europe its military superiority, even before the industrial revolution? What was it that enabled Europeans to withstand life-threatening tropical diseases and to control indigenous populations? This book gives a fresh and wide-ranging view of the construction and collapse of the modern colonial empires of Europe, the United States of America and Japan.

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Bouda Etemad is Professor of History at the Universities of Geneva and Lausanne, and the author of De l'utilité des empires. Colonisation et prospérité de l'Europe, XVIIIe-XXe siècle (Armand Colin 2005).

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