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Modern Imperialism And Its Culture HIS 4301: Home

This Course Guide helps you identify some of the resources available at Mohammed VI Library. For more information please get in touch with Your Librarian whose contact information is listed below on the right.

Vocabulary list

Please use the vocabulary list below to search the library catalog, through the keyword function, to identify materials relevant to this course:

· European Imperialism

· Imperialist relations

· Decolonization

· Orientalism

· Nationalism


This course is a comparative examination of European Imperialism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It looks at the historical contexts which led to the emergence of imperialist relations. It also seeks to look at the political, economic, social cultural dimensions of modern European imperialism. The focus will be primarily on British and French colonial experiences overseas. The course takes a world historical approach to the study of imperialism. It is concerned with the different social and cultural manifestations of European interactions with different societies from Asia and Africa. Through an examination of specific histories, it will explore the various reactions of the colonized peoples to the colonial encounter and the behaviors of the metropolitan colonial elite within the same context. Issues of gender, colonial science, orientalism, and culture will be dealt with as part of the complex fabric of the modern colonial experience. The course will end with a discussion of the process of Decolonization and Nationalism and the effects of the colonial experience on the emerging nation states.

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