European Colonial Rule, 1880-1940: The Impact of the West on India, Southeast Asia, and Africa


"[This] book deals with case studies of the effects of colonial rule on India, Burma, Ceylon, Malaya, Indonesia, Egypt, the Maghred, and Africa south of the Sahara between 1880 and 1940. Von Albertini emphasizes events and facts.... The result is a thesis that is very skeptical of the theoretically heavy but factually lightweight dependence school, which pictures colonial rule as 'the development of underdevelopment.' With precision and clarity Von Albertini reiterates an older, more commonsense judgment, stressing that underdevelopment is better than no development and that there is no reason to suppose that the Third World would be more developed without colonial rule than it now is. The translation... is... excellent, as are the maps and bibliography. College and university libraries." - Choice

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Albert Wirz
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1982


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