European and Non-European Societies, 1450–1800: Volume I: The Longue Durée, Eurocentrism, Encounters on the Periphery of Africa and Asia

1st Edition

Robert Forster

Routledge
Published December 11, 1997
Reference - 786 Pages
ISBN 9780860785217 - CAT# Y283957
Series: An Expanding World: The European Impact on World History, 1450 to 1800

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Summary

The process of European expansion brought into contact across the world societies and cultures initially alien to one another. Conflict, and violent conflict, was one aspect of this interaction, but accommodation, mutual adaptation, and institutional and behavioural synthesis were also present though often biased in favour of European norms. The intent of this book is to avoid treating ’colonization’, ’dominance’ and exploitation’ as the only focuses of attention. In the first volume Robert Forster explores issues of formative influences, the impact of Eurocentrism on historiography and the reaction against it, and the differing approaches and perceptions of the Europeans, notably the Spanish, French and English. In this period he distinguishes three modes of interaction: that of the trading empires, generally in Africa and Asia, where the European control of the encounter was slighter; and those of the regions of settlement, as in North America, and of exploitation, typified by the Caribbean, where the European impact was profound. The second volume focuses on the Americas, and uses the topics of religion, class, gender, and race as its points of entry.

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