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Author Kiernan, Victor
Title The Lords of Human Kind : European Attitudes to Other Cultures in the Imperial Age
Imprint London : Zed Books, 2015
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (394 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Critique Influence Change
Critique Influence Change
Note Front Cover -- critique influence change -- More Critical Praise -- About The Author -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Prefatory Note -- A Tribute to Victor Kiernan -- Foreword -- Preface to the First Edition -- Preface to the 1995 Edition -- 1. Introduction -- The Oldest Europe and its Neighbours -- The Late Middle Ages: Contraction and Expansion -- The Shape of Modern Europe -- Europe and the World: The Seventeenth-Century Interval -- The Eighteenth-Century Outlook -- The Nineteenth Century: World Domination -- Notes -- 2. India -- Conquest and the Spoils -- Impulses of Reform -- British Isolation: Splendid or Perilous? -- The Mutiny and its Effects -- Rebuilding an Alien Power -- Missionaries and Indian Religion -- Imperfect Sympathies -- Notes -- 3. Other Colonies in Asia -- The British in Ceylon -- The British in Burma -- The British in Malaya -- The Netherlands East Indies -- French Indochina -- Russia in Asia -- Notes -- 4. The Islamic World -- Turkey -- Tourists in the Near East -- Egypt and North Africa -- Persia -- The Oriental Scene: Despotism, Hubble-Bubble, Harem -- Christianity and Islam -- Notes -- 5. The Far East -- China: An Illusion Fading -- Celestial Empire and Foreign Barbarian -- Foreign Residents in China -- Estimates of the Chinese Character -- Growth of Chinese Xenophobia -- The Yellow Peril -- Korea, Tibet, Siam -- The Opening of Japan -- Western Opinions of the Japanese -- Notes -- 6. Africa -- Africans in Europe -- Africans in the Americas -- The Slave Trade and its Suppression -- Europeans in Western Africa -- Europeans in Eastern Africa -- Southern Africa: the Conflict of Races -- Belgians and Germans -- White Settlers -- The 'Child-Races' and their Reaction -- Notes -- 7. The South Seas -- Free Love on Tahiti -- Decorum on the Lewchew Islands -- White Savages and Brown in the Pacific
Missionary Influence and Western Rule -- New Zealand and the Maoris -- Australia and the Aborigines -- Notes -- 8. Latin America -- Independence: White Man and Indian -- Imitation Europe or New World? -- Spanish America through European Eyes -- Brazil and the Democracy of Races -- Decadence and the Dictators -- Notes -- 9. Conclusion -- Notes -- Index -- Back Cover
A landmark work in the history of eurocentrism by one of Britain's most distinguished left-wing historians
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Kiernan, Victor The Lords of Human Kind : European Attitudes to Other Cultures in the Imperial Age London : Zed Books,c2015 9781783604296
Subject Indigenous peoples.;Colonies
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Alt Author Trumpbour, John
Hobsbawm, Eric
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