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European Imperialism and the Third World

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ISBN 9781032455938
May 31, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge India
280 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book presents a comprehensive overview of the evolution of imperialism in Portugal, Spain, Netherlands, France, and the Great Britain. It delves into the background of colonialization and focuses on the nature of the motives of necessity, utility, religious, and exploratory and the modus operandi of the establishment of the colonies which required substantial amount of capital. The volume discusses a wide range of themes including the role of Spain as a Muslim colony; rise and fall of Spain as an imperial power; Portuguese discoveries and colonialization; conquests of Dutch companies of East India and West Indies; the French company of the Indies; British colonies in Americas, Africa and Australasia and English East India Company to showcase a holistic history of European competition for trade through wars in North America, South America, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.

This book will be of interest to general readers interested in history of colonization, imperialism, Third World studies, post-colonial studies, international relations, defense and strategic studies, South Asian history, and European history.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1.The Muslims’ rule in Spain 2. Rise and fall of Spain as an Imperial Power 3.The Portuguese Discoveries and Colonialization 4. The Conquests of the Dutch Companies of East India and West Indies 5. The Conquests of the French Company of the Indies 6. British Colonies in the Americas, Africa and the Australasia 7.The English East India Company  Bibliography. Index

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Abdul Qayyum Khan is the author of Understanding Afghanistan, History, Politics and the Economy. He has published many articles in an international journal of Europe. He has earned his PhD in Agricultural Economics from Colorado State University and received his Master in Economics from Quaid-i-Azam University in Pakistan. He has worked as a Project Director at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and New Mexico State University. He has also worked with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.