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Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series

The Ends of European Colonial Empires

Cases and Comparisons

Editors: Bandeira Jerónimo, Miguel, Costa Pinto, António (Eds.)

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This volume provides a multidimensional assessment of the diverse ends of the European colonial empires, addressing different geographies, taking into account diverse chronologies of decolonization, and evaluating the specificities of each imperial configuration under appreciation (Portuguese, Belgian, French, British, Dutch).

About the authors

Frederick Cooper, New York University, USA Martin Shipway, Birkbeck, University of London, UK Crawford Young, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA Bruno Cardoso Reis, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal Sarah Stockwell, King's College London, UK Philip Murphy, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, UK Ryan Irwin, University at Albany, USA Luís Nuno Rodrigues, ISCTE, University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal John Kent, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK John Darwin, Oxford University, UK

Reviews

'In this collection two ambitious Portuguese scholars assemble an impressive cast of contributors to rethink the demise - or reconfiguration - of European power in Africa. Eschewing morality plays and polemics for historical analysis, the authors add nuance and complexity to the decolonization, the most important phenomenon of 20th century history - making their book essential reading for the growing number of students interested in this crucial topic.'

David C. Engerman, Brandeis University, USA

'It is perhaps surprising that decolonisation has remained stubbornly resistant to theorisation. Comparative analysis offers a means to redress things, making this collection especially valuable to researchers and students alike. Interrogating the meanings of decolonisation, its local and global implications, and its material consequences both foreseen and unforeseen, the essays in this collection complement one another well.'

Martin Thomas, University of Exeter, UK

'With a range from the 1940s to the 1970s and beyond, the selection of distinguished and innovative younger historians guide the reader through conceptual issues in a way that is consistently compelling. The individual chapters are integrated into an overall, coherent account of a critical period in world history. A vital read for all those interested in the dissolution of the European colonial empires and the aftermath of decolonization.'

Wm. Roger Louis, University of Texas, USA


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction — The Ends of Empire: Chronologies, Historiographies, and Trajectories

    Jerónimo, Miguel Bandeira (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Development, Modernization, and the Social Sciences in the Era of Decolonization: The Examples of British and French Africa

    Cooper, Frederick

    Pages 15-50

  • A Modernizing Empire? Politics, Culture, and Economy in Portuguese Late Colonialism

    Jerónimo, Miguel Bandeira (et al.)

    Pages 51-80

  • Commanders with or without Machine-Guns: Robert Delavignette and the Future of the French-African ‘Imperial Nation State’, 1956–58

    Shipway, Martin

    Pages 81-98

  • Imperial Endings and Small States: Disorderly Decolonization for the Netherlands, Belgium, and Portugal

    Young, Crawford

    Pages 101-125

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Ends of European Colonial Empires
Book Subtitle
Cases and Comparisons
Editors
  • Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo
  • António Costa Pinto
Series Title
Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-39406-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137394064
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-39405-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 288
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