Wolfgang Reinhard is Professor Emeritus of Modern History at the University of Freiburg, Germany. -- .
1. Colonies and colonialism 2. The European Atlantic 3. Europeans and Asians 4. The Iberian Atlantic 5. Plantation America and the African Atlantic 6. New Europes on the North Atlantic and the first decolonisation 7. New Europes in the southern hemisphere and the second decolonisation 8. Continental imperialism 9. Overseas imperialism in Asia 10. Imperialism in Africa 11. Late imperialism and the great decolonisation 12. A balance-sheet of colonialism Bibliography Index -- .