- The Oxford Handbook of the Ends of Empire
- List of Contributors
- Rethinking Decolonization: A New Research Agenda for the Twenty-First Century
- 1918 and the End of Europe’s Land Empires
- An Empire Unredeemed: Tracing the Ottoman State’s Path towards Collapse
- Britain and decolonization in an Era of Global Change
- France: The <i>Longue Durée</i> of French Decolonization
- The First Postcolonial Nation in Europe? The End of the German Empire
- Exceptional Italy? The Many Ends of the Italian Colonial Empire
- Après nous, le déluge: Belgium, Decolonization, and the Congo
- The Open Ends of the Dutch Empire and the Indonesian Past: Sites, Scholarly Networks, and Moral Geographies of Greater India across Decolonization
- Portugal: Decolonization without Agency
- The Collapse of the Romanov Empire
- Empire by Imitation? US Economic Imperialism within a British World System
- The Eclipse of Empire in China: From the Manchus to Mao
- Rethinking Empire: Lessons from Imperial and Post-Imperial Japan
- Decolonization in South Asia: The Long View
- Global Wars and Decolonization in East and South-East Asia (1937–1954)
- The End of Empire in the Maghreb: The Common Heritage and Distinct Destinies of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia
- Decolonization in Tropical Africa
- The Caribbean in an International and Regional Context: Revolution, Neo-Colonialism, and Diaspora
- Eastern Europe in the Global History of Decolonization
- Decolonization and the Arid World
- Anti-Colonialism: Origins, Practices, and Historical Legacies
- Self-Determination and Decolonization
- Unravelling the Relationships between Humanitarianism, Human Rights, and Decolonization: Time for a Radical Rethink?
- Decolonization and the Cold War
- Violence, Insurgency, and the End of Empires
- Refugees and the End of Empire
- Islamic Revolutionaries and the End of Empire
- Nationalism, Development, and Welfare Colonialism: Gender and the Dynamics of Decolonization
- Postcolonial Migrations to Europe
- Imperial Business Interests, Decolonization, and Post-Colonial Diversification
- Beyond Dependency: North–South Relationships in the Age of Development
- Repressive Developmentalism: Idioms, Repertoires, and Trajectories in Late Colonialism
- Film and the End of Empire: Deconstructing and Reconstructing Colonial Pasts and their Legacy in World Cinemas
- Remnants of Empire
- Apologies, Restitutions, and Compensation: Making Reparations for Colonialism
- Literature and Decolonization
Abstract and Keywords
The book’s Introduction reflects on precisely what we understand by decolonization and considers its relevance in light of the more recent and growing interest in global history, as well as the history of globalization. The Introduction explains how the history of decolonization is being rethought as a result of the rise of the ‘new’ imperial history, and this history’s emphasis on race, gender and culture. It also discusses the more recent growth of interest in the histories of globalization and transnational history, as well as in the histories of migration and diaspora, humanitarianism and development, and human rights.
Martin Thomas is Professor of Imperial History and Director of the Centre for the Study of War, State, and Society at the University of Exeter.
Andrew S. Thompson is Professor of Modern History at the University of Exeter and Chief Executive of the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
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