The Routledge History of Western Empires

TitleThe Routledge History of Western Empires
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsAldrich, Robert, and Kirsten McKenzie
Number of Pages539

The Routledge History of Western Empires is focusing on the history of Western Empires in a comparative and thematic perspective. Comprising of thirty-three original chapters arranged in eight thematic sections, the book explores European overseas expansion from the Age of Discovery to the Age of Decolonisation. Studies offer fresh, accessible perspectives on a multitude of themes ranging from colonialism in the Arctic to the scramble for the coral sea, from attitudes to the environment in the East Indies to plans for colonial settlement in Australasia. Chapters examine colonial attitudes towards poisonous animals and the history of colonial medicine, evangelisation in Africa and Oceania, colonial recreation in the tropics and the tragedy of the slave trade. [publisher]

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