Colonial violence :

Walter, Dierk,

Colonial violence : European empires and the use of force / Dierk Walter ; translated by Peter Lewis. - vi, 441 pages ; 22 cm; Hard bound

Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-410) and index.

1. War on the periphery
2. Objectives and justifications
3. Crossing boundaries
4. Asymmetry, adaptation and learning.

"Colonial Violence aims to offer, for the first time, a coherent explanation of the logic of violent hostilities within the context of European expansion. Walter's analysis reveals parallels between different empires and continuities spanning historical epochs. He concludes that recent Western military interventions, from Afghanistan to Mali, are not new wars, but stand in the 500-year-old tradition of transcultural violent conflict, under the specific conditions of colonialism."--

In English; translated from the original German.



Asymmetric warfare--History.
Europe--History, Military.
Indigenous peoples--History, Military.
War and society--History.--Europe
War and society--History.--North America
Military art and science--History--18th century.
Military art and science--History--19th century.

European expansion

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