© 1999

Europe and the Third World

From Colonisation to Decolonisation c. 1500–1998


  • A comprehensive text covering Europe's interaction with Latin America, Asia and Africa from 500 to the present day
    Makes concepts and theories in world economic history accessible for the student reader
    Concisely presented empirical data

Part of the Themes in Comparative History book series (TCH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Bernard Waites
    Pages 24-58
  3. Bernard Waites
    Pages 59-99
  4. Bernard Waites
    Pages 222-256
  5. Bernard Waites
    Pages 257-305
  6. Bernard Waites
    Pages 306-314
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 315-354

About this book


Europe and the Third World provides a schematic historical analysis of the relations between Europe and the extra-European periphery within the twin contexts of global economic inequality and global disparities in political power. The colonial and imperial relationships between western Europe and the wider world since the late fifteenth century, and the course and consequences of decolonization, form the substance of the discussion, which concludes with a glance at the links between the European Union and the world's poorest states, most of which are former colonies.


colonialism colonization decolonization Europe european colonialism slave trade Third World

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.The Open UniversityUK

About the authors

BERNARD WAITES is Lecturer in European Humanities at The Open University.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Europe and the Third World
  • Book Subtitle From Colonisation to Decolonisation c. 1500–1998
  • Authors Bernard Waites
  • Series Title Themes in Comparative History
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-58868-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-58869-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-27623-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 372
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics World History, Global and Transnational History
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