Table of contents for The world and the West : the European challenge and the overseas response in the Age of Empire / Philip D. Curtin.


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Part I. Conquest: 1. The Pattern of Empire
2. Technology and power
3. The politics of Imperialism
Part II. Culture Change under Imperial Rule: 4. Culture change in plural societies: South Africa and Central Asia
5. Culture change in Mexico
6. Administrative choices and their consequences: examples from Bengal, Central Asia, Java, and Malaya
Part III. Conversion: 7. Christian missions in East Africa
8. Varieties of defensive modernization
9. Meiji Japan: revolutionary modernization
10. Ottoman reactions to the West
Part IV. The Drive for Independence and the Liquidation of  Empires: 11. Non-European resistance and the European withdrawal
12. Personal and utopian responses: millenarianism
13. The search for viable independence: Indonesia
14. Paths to viable independence: Ghana.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Civilization, Modern European influences, Civilization, Modern European influences Case studies, Social change History, Social change History Case studies, Culture conflict History, Culture conflict History Case studies, Europe Territorial expansion, Europe Territorial expansion Case studies