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Osterhammel’s book does have some advantages over other similar works. It is certainly more coherent than Marc Ferro’s Histoire des colonisations: des conquetes aux independances, XIIIe-XXe siecle (Paris, 1994). Ferro’s book was recently translated and takes a broad view, but it is over four hundred pages long and poorly or-ganized. Colonialism is more compact and more com-parative and is based on fresher secondary works than Raymond F. Betts’s highly readable Uncertain Dimen-sions: Western Overseas Empires in the Twentieth Century (Minneapolis, 1985) and other books of comparable.
FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Osterhammel (History, U. of Constance) argues that the global mercantile expansion of the European powers of the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries bears a marked resemblance to the political imperialism of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Jurgen Osterhammel shows that the colonial situation developed in ways that duplicated neither the metropolis nor the pre-colonial society, but instead blended these and added a new dimension characteristic only of colonial realms. A conviction of imperial cultural superiority gave modern colonialism an aggressive turn. fi - A study of colonialism, encompassing the processes of colonization and decolonization from the early modern period to the 20th century. Many other studies look at strategies of colonial conquest, exploitation and rule from the imperial point of view.
Colonialism Eurasian History since the 18th century History and Theory of Historiography World or Global History. Osterhammel describes a world increasingly networked by the telegraph, the steamship, and the railways. He explores the changing relationship between human beings and nature, looks at the importance of cities, explains the role slavery and its abolition played in the emergence of new nations, challenges the widely held belief that the nineteenth century witnessed the triumph of the nation-state, and much more
About Robert Tignor: Princeton University, wrote the introduction to Colonialism and Napoleon in Egypt. Osterhammel's book may well have been intended to provide "a theoretical and historical overview of colonialism with a minimum of value judgments" which, according to the JOURNAL OF WORLD HISTORY, is " concise conceptual framework of the fundamental phenomenon of colonialism", but I am far from certain he succeeded.
Colonialism: A Theoretical Overview (2nd ed. Princeton 2005). Globalization: A Short History (with Niels P. Petersson, Princeton 2005). Detailed interview with J. Osterhammel in the journal Itinerario.
Colonialism A Theoretical Overview Author: Jurgen Osterhammel. Osterhammel's book represents a new approach to the subject. The concise but sweeping study encompasses the processes of colonization and decolonization from the early modern period to the twentieth century.
Osterhammel - Transformation of the Modern World excerpts. 0Pages: 4Year: 18/19.