By Marc Ferro
This is a really wide-ranging and interdisciplinary survey of colonization from its origins to the post-colonial international. unique and vigorous, it deals the coed: * a large concentration that includes Africa, the US, Asia, Australia, Europe, Japan and the USSR * an interpretation drawn from cultural and social heritage, with sections on delusion, literature, movie and philosophy * consistent connection with implications for the current international state of affairs * a complete synthesis of the history, context and enlargement of colonization * a comparative thematic dialogue of the effect of imperialism * vast insurance and research of decolonization.
Very easily, a key ebook for the research of colonization.
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Gernet, in Forest, 1988, pp. 34–46). Were the persecutions the result of the missionaries’ will to interfere in the internal affairs of the country, of an evangelizing zeal which provoked reprisals, or of a change which occurred in China at the time of the Ming Dynasty? According to the Portuguese Jesuit Alvaro Semado who, in 1643, published in Rome a Relazione della grande monarcha della Cina, 54 persecutions can be listed between 1583, the date of Matteo Ricci’s arrival in China, and the middle of the seventeenth century.
The poet Luis de Camoens was the first to provide testimony to the sudden wealth of those rude sailors who were scarcely prepared for such a change in their way of living. Several centuries later, following the final departure of the Portuguese, an Indian writer has tried to relate the saga of the battles waged by Abbakka, Queen of the Ullal, who is supposed to have driven them out as early as 1623, a mythical date. In this story the Portuguese are described as burly, uncouth, scornful of women, unable to understand the refinements of art and culture, sensitive only to the language of force.
But this did not impress the Portuguese. On realizing the poverty of the Africans whom they encountered, the Portuguese did not think it worthwhile to penetrate or occupy the hinterland. They were already the ruling power in Madeira and in the Azores—the island of the goshawks—and had gone beyond the dark seas and Cape Bojador from where, until then nobody had returned, for the north-east trade winds drove the ships towards the Atlantic. The caravels enabled the Portuguese to reach Cape Verde in 1444, then the rivers of Guinea and in 1460 Sierra Leone.