Journals Higher Education



Published: 25 April 2007

408 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719077555

Bookseller Code (06)


The French empire between the wars

Imperialism, politics and society

Martin Thomas

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Imperialism MUP

By considering the distinctiveness of the inter-war years as a discrete period of colonial change, this book addresses several larger issues, such as tracing the origins of decolonization in the rise of colonial nationalism, and a re-assessment of the impact of inter-war colonial rebellions in Africa, Syria and Indochina. The book also connects French theories of colonial governance to the lived experience of colonial rule in a period scarred by war and economic dislocation.