Nations Out of Empires

European Nationalism and the Transformation of Asia

  • Harry G Gelber

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 225-263

About this book


In this book, Harry Gelber examines centuries of colonial interaction and argues for a close link between revolution in 18th century Europe and the development of Asian nationalism from the 19th Century onwards. The author reviews how adoption of European industrial and financial practices encouraged an adoption of European ideologies in general. Asia became attracted by liberal principles particularly that of national self-determination and decolonization. The effect was to change the future balance of international power.


bibliography colonization decolonization empire Europe nation revolution

Authors and affiliations

  • Harry G Gelber
    • 1
  1. 1.Asia Research CentreLondon School of Economics and Political ScienceUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2001
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-42484-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-28864-5
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