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Empires of Vice: The Rise of Opium Prohibition across Southeast Asia

Diana S. Kim

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691172408
eISBN:
9780691199696
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172408.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

During the late nineteenth century, opium was integral to European colonial rule in Southeast Asia. The taxation of opium was a major source of revenue for British and French colonizers, who also ... More


Islam – Westernising or Orientalist?

Martin Pugh

in Britain and Islam: A History from 622 to the Present Day

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300234947
eISBN:
9780300249293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300234947.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter addresses how the imposition of European colonial rule on Islamic countries in the nineteenth century provoked some Muslims into a complete rejection of Western culture and values and ... More


The Spread of Modern Democracy

David Stasavage

in The Decline and Rise of Democracy: A Global History from Antiquity to Today

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691177465
eISBN:
9780691201955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691177465.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter reviews modern democracy that spread first to other lands inhabited by Europeans then into further areas as people freed themselves from European colonial rule. It focuses on the global ... More


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