The Ends of European Colonial Empires

Cases and Comparisons

  • Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo
  • António Costa Pinto

Part of the Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series book series (CIPCSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction — The Ends of Empire: Chronologies, Historiographies, and Trajectories

    1. Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo, António Costa Pinto
      Pages 1-11
  3. Competing Developments: The Idioms of Reform and Resistance

  4. Comparing Endgames: The Modi Operandi of Decolonization

  5. Confronting Internationals: The (Geo)Politics of Decolonization

  6. Last Days of Empire

    1. John Darwin
      Pages 268-277
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 278-288

About this book


This volume provides a multidimensional assessment of the diverse ends of the European colonial empires, addressing different geographies, taking into account diverse chronologies of decolonization, and evaluating the specificities of each imperial configuration under appreciation (Portuguese, Belgian, French, British, Dutch).


Decolonization colonialism imperialism colonial empires comparative history Africa chronology cities colonization decolonisation decolonization empire Europe historiography history nation resistance

Editors and affiliations

  • Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo
    • 1
  • António Costa Pinto
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Social SciencesUniversity of LisbonPortugal

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