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Published: 15 November 2017

5.4x8.4 inches

ISBN: 9780190840006

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Colonial Violence

European Empires and the Use of Force

Dierk Walter

  • A comprehensive account of how Europeans have used violence to conquer, coerce and police in pursuit of imperialism and colonial settlement
  • Provides a theory behind the logic of violent hostilities within the context of European expansion
  • Argues that recent Western military interventions, from Afghanistan to Mali, are not new wars, but stand in the 500-year-old tradition of transcultural violent conflict