Publish at October 19 2021 Updated October 19 2021

The Great Atlas of Colonial Empires

First colonizations, colonial empires, decolonizations (15th- 21st centuries)

Six centuries of history, from the first colonizations to today's colonial legacy  : Caribbean, Americas, Africa, Pacific, Asia...   Nourished by the most recent contributions of historiography, this book allows us to take the full measure of the history of colonizations, from the fifteenth to the twenty-first century, while paying special attention to the colonized.

The unprecedented deployment of this "civilizing", rapidly destructive conquest, which founded vast colonial empires on the slave trade and slavery.

The Empires spread to the Americas, Africa, and Asia to reach their peak in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries before collapsing in the aftermath of World War II.

The phenomenon of decolonizations, too often reduced to the struggle for political independence, reveals economic emancipation, social struggles and great leaders.

A global and connected history project, this atlas is rich with more than 370 original maps and infographics that make it an indispensable reference work for students and history buffs alike.

"Grand atlas des empires coloniaux - Premières colonisations, empires coloniaux, décolonisations (XVe-XXIe siècles)"

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