Comparing Empires

European Colonialism from Portuguese Expansion to the Spanish-American War

  • Authors
  • Jonathan Hart

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Jonathan Hart
    Pages 1-12
  3. Jonathan Hart
    Pages 13-78
  4. Jonathan Hart
    Pages 79-107
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    Pages 109-149
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 151-192

About this book


By consulting rare manuscripts, images, maps, and books, Jonathan Hart explores the relatively neglected empires of Portugal and the Netherlands to draw new conclusions about those of Spain, France, and England (as well as its successor the US). The book ranges from the Portuguese voyages to Africa to the Spanish-American War of 1898 and concentrates on the frictions and shifting rivalries among the empires.


America colonialism empire England Europe european colonialism Expansion France Spain USA

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