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Au Sommet de L'Empire At the Top of the Empire free pdf A partir du XVIe siecle, les colonisations europeennes constituent non seulement un des principaux vecteurs de la mondialisation economique et culturelle mais aussi l'instrument d'une profonde reconfiguration sociale. Ainsi emergent des societes coloniales au sommet desquelles s'affirment des elites distinctes a la fois de celles du vieux continent dont elles sont originaires et de celles des mondes americains, asiatiques, africains ou oceaniens qu'elles supplantent, remplacent ou dedoublent. Les elites europeennes apparaissent comme une des pierres angulaires du systeme colonial. A travers une etude comparee des empires sur la longue duree, cet ouvrage analyse l'origine, la formation et la mobilite des elites, leur mode de vie et leurs liens avec les metropoles et les societes autochtones. Les contributions d'historiens allemands, anglais, belges, canadiens, etats-uniens, hollandais, italiens, portugais, russes et francais permettent de repenser la question de la domination coloniale au travers du prisme original de l'histoire sociale. Cet ouvrage restitue aussi la diversite des elites (colons, noblesses, creoles, administrateurs, militaires, etc.) et des situations coloniales modernes et contemporaines. From the 16th century, European colonization paved the way for economic and cultural globalization and for a deep social reconfiguration. As a result, at the top of the colonial societies new elites emerged that were different from those of the old continent and the indigenous elites. European elites seem to be one of the cornerstones of the colonial system. This book highlights the diversity of elites (settlers, nobilities, Creoles, civil servants, officers, etc.) and the variety of colonial situations from the 16th century to the 20th century. Neglected for a long time, the history of imperial societies gives a new slant to colonial studies. A long-term and comparative study of empires sheds light on the origins, education and mobility of elites, their way of life and relationships with metropolitan and indigenous societies. Contributions from American, Belgian, British, Canadian, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Russian historians allow us to rethink the issue of colonial domination through the prism of social history.

About Claire Laux

Les responsables de la publication : Claire Laux est maitre de conference en histoire contemporaine a l'Universite de Bordeaux III et chargee de cours a l'Institut catholique de Paris. Specialiste d'histoire des missions et d'histoire du Pacifique, elle travaille actuellement sur la comparaison des colonisations francaise et britannique en Oceanie. Ancien eleve de l'Ecole normale superieure, Francois-Joseph Ruggiu est professeur a l'Universite de Paris-Sorbonne (Centre Roland Mousnier, UMR 8596). Specialiste d'histoire sociale comparee de l'Europe, il s'interesse egalement aux societes coloniales britannique et francaise dans une perspective d'histoire atlantique. Il travaille actuellement sur les noblesses coloniales en particulier au Canada, dans les Treize Colonies et dans les Caraibes. Diplome de l'Institut d'etudes politiques de Paris, agrege d'histoire et docteur de l'Universite Pantheon-Sorbonne, Pierre Singaravelou est enseignant a l'Universite de Bordeaux III et chercheur associe a l'Institut d'histoire moderne et contemporaine (CNRS/ENS). Il a publie plusieurs ouvrages sur les sciences sociales en situation coloniale et travaille actuellement sur l'histoire comparee des empires coloniaux europeens. The Editors: Claire Laux is Senior Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Bordeaux III and teaches at the Institut catholique de Paris. She works on the history of missions and on the history of the Pacific area, and more particularly on the comparison between French and British colonization in Oceania. Alumnus of the Ecole normale superieure, Francois-Joseph Ruggiu is Professor at the University of Paris-Sorbonne (Centre Roland Mousnier, UMR 8596). As a specialist in comparative social history, he analyzes the history of British and French colonial societies from an Atlantic perspective. Currently he works on colonial elites in Canada, the Thirteen Colonies and the Caribbean. Alumnus of the Institut d'etudes politiques of Paris, Pierre Singaravelou holds an Agregation in history and a Ph.D. in modern history from the Sorbonne. He is lecturer at the University of Bordeaux III and research fellow at the Institut d'histoire moderne et contemporaine (CNRS/ENS). He has published several books on social sciences in a colonial context and currently works on the relationships between the colonial empires.

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Author : Claire Laux
Publisher : European Interuniversity Press
Data Published : 01 May 2009
ISBN : 9052015368
EAN : 9789052015361
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 326 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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