The Colonial Period

  • Mark Pearcey
Part of the The Palgrave Macmillan History of International Thought book series (PMHIT)


It is impossible to call any one moment in world history the origin of modern international relations. However, the articulation of Spanish-Amerindian relations in the sixteenth century is a useful starting point to trace the evolution of a European discourse on civilization. On this basis, Pearcey uses that moment to start revising the ‘orthodox’ account of the evolution and expansion of international society, before turning to a case study analysis of early nineteenth-century US Supreme Court decisions.


Indigenous People International Relation English School Conventional Account International Theory 
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  • Mark Pearcey
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  1. 1.Carleton UniversityOttawaCanada

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