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The Colonizers Model of the World: Geographical Diffusionism and Eurocentric History J M Blaut

The Colonizers Model of the World: Geographical Diffusionism and Eurocentric History

J M Blaut

Published July 23rd 2012
ISBN : 9781462505609
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246 pages
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This influential book challenges one of the most pervasive and powerful beliefs of our time--that Europe rose to modernity and world dominance due to unique qualities of race, environment, culture, mind, or spirit, and that progress for the rest ofMoreThis influential book challenges one of the most pervasive and powerful beliefs of our time--that Europe rose to modernity and world dominance due to unique qualities of race, environment, culture, mind, or spirit, and that progress for the rest of the world resulted from the diffusion of European civilization. J. M. Blaut persuasively argues that this doctrine is not grounded in the facts of history and geography, but in the ideology of colonialism. Blaut traces the colonizers model of the world from its 16th-century origins to its present form in theories of economic development, modernization, and new world order.