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Memories of Post-Imperial Nations


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Preface; Introduction Dietmar Rothermund; 1. Memory of Empire in Britain: a preliminary view John Darwin; 2. Ruptures and dissonance: post-colonial migrations and the remembrance of colonialism in the Netherlands Gert Oostindie; 3. A distinctive ugliness: colonial memory in Belgium Pedro Monaville; 4. The post-colonial encounter in France Eric Savarese; 5. Ideologies of exceptionality and the legacies of Empire in Portugal Antonio Costa Pinto and Miguel Bandeira Jeronimo; 6. Post-colonial Italy - the case of a small and belated Empire: from strong emotions to bigger problems Nicola Labanca; 7. (Post)Imperial Japan in transnational perspective Takashi Fujitani; 8. Memories of post-imperial nations Aleida Assmann; 9. A view from the gallery: perspective of a 'colonized' on post-imperial memories Partha S. Ghosh; List of contributors.

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This book provides a holistic yet disparate account of various nations after their decolonization, critically looking at the universal theme of memory.

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Dietmar Rothermund is Emeritus Professor at Heidelberg University, Germany. He taught and conducted research at the South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University, from 1968 until his retirement in 2001. He received the state decoration, the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, in 2011. His books include India: The Rise of an Asian Giant; An Economic History of India; The Routledge Companion to Decolonization; The Global Impact of the Great Depression: 1929-1939; and Contemporary India: Political, Economic and Social Development since 1947.

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