The Wiles Lectures: The Egalitarian Moment: Asia and Africa, 1950-1980 (Paperback)
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The Wiles Lectures: The Egalitarian Moment: Asia and Africa, 1950-1980 (Paperback)

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Paperback 148 Pages / Published: 24/11/1995
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General histories of the twentieth century will have much to say about the establishment, spread, maintenance and sudden collapse of Soviet Communism. This book outlines a major feature of twentieth-century world history that arguably affected more people than the rise and fall of Soviet Communism. It was the first to discuss as related developments the many attempts in Asia and Africa in the third quarter of the twentieth century to create egalitarian rural societies (landlord abolition in Egypt, India and Iran; ujamaa in Tanzania; land reform in Indonesia; collectivization in China, Vietnam and Ethiopia), their failure, and the differentiated rural regimes which, despite landlord abolition, remain there to this day. The case studies include Egypt, India, the three East African countries, Papua New Guinea, Iran, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Ethiopia, China and Vietnam. The book highlights a major and hitherto disaggregated aspect of twentieth-century world history.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521567657
Number of pages: 148
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 9 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"...this pithy little book bodes fair to become a classic among Third World studies." Foreign Affairs
"The writing is generally clear and to the point....The discussions around the Wiles lectures in Belfast in 1994 obviously were lively and this is an appropriate memento of them." Peter Lyon, International History Review

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