CHRONOLOGY

1413

Imago Mundi of Pierre d'Ailly.

1417

The Chinese in east Africa.

1418

Henry the Navigator organizes his first voyage.

1419

The Portuguese in Madeira.

1420

Invention of the caravel.

1433

Last Chinese expedition in Mozambique.

1437

Portuguese disaster in Tangiers.

1445

Cape Verde. First Portuguese slaves.

1455

First African spices in Portugal.

1462

Ahmad ibn Madjid's sea treaty.

1465

Russians in Siberia.

The Portuguese in the Gulf of Guinea.

The first extensive developments of the black slave trade.

1466-1472

Nikitin, the Russian, in India.

1479

Treaty of Alcaçovas on the Atlantic islands between Spain and Portugal.

1485

Christopher Columbus in Spain.

1485-1488

Diego Cam and Bartolomeo Diaz at the Cape.

1492

Martin Behaim's globe.

Christopher Columbus in the Caribbean Isles (West Indies).

1493

Inter Caetera Bull (Portugal-Spain).

1494

Treaty of Tordesillas (division of the world) for the Far East.

1496

John Cabot in Labrador.

1498

Vasco da Gama in Calicut.

1500

Discovery of Brazil.

1505-1515

Almeida and Albuquerque build the Portuguese Empire.

1508-1511

Discovery of Porto Rico and Jamaica.

1510

Albuquerque captures Goa and massacres the Muslim population.

1511-1515

Diego Velasquez in Cuba. Establishment of Havana.

c. 1518

Kabir and the attempted Hindu-Muslim merger.

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • 1 - Colonization or Imperialism 1
  • 2 - The Initiatives 24
  • 3 - Conflicts for an Empire 52
  • 4 - A New Race of Societies 104
  • 5 - Rose-Coloured Legend and Pitch-Black Legend 163
  • 6 - The Vision of the Vanquished 186
  • 7 - The Movements for Colonist-Independence 211
  • 8 - Leaven and Levers 239
  • 9 - Independence or Revolution 262
  • 10 - Liberation or Decolonization 305
  • 11 - Decolonization Halted 344
  • Chronology 361
  • Filmographic Selection 370
  • Bibliography 376
  • Index 390
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