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Empire by Treaty: Negotiating European Expansion, 1600-1900

Saliha Belmessous


This book is part of an intellectual project aimed at including indigenous voices in the debate over European appropriation of overseas territories. It is concerned with European efforts to negotiate with indigenous peoples the cession of their sovereignty through treaties. To grasp the extent of European legal engagement with indigenous peoples, the book examines the history of treaty making in European empires (Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and British) from the early 17th to the late 19th century, that is, during both stages of European imperialism. While scholars have often dismissed ... More

Keywords: colonization, European empire, indigenous peoples, treaties, alliance, international relations, expansion, sovereignty, property, dispossession

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199391783
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391783.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Saliha Belmessous, editor
University of New South Wales