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Vormverandering van kolonialisme in die geskiedenis

P. de Klerk
Koers - Bulletin for Christian Scholarship/Bulletin vir Christelike Wetenskap | Vol 53, No 1 | a871 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koers.v53i1.871 | © 1988 P. de Klerk | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 30 January 1988 | Published: 30 January 1988

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P. de Klerk, Departement Geskiedenis, Vaaldriehoekkampus, PU v ir CHO, South Africa

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In this article it is argued that there are different forms of colonialism and that some forms mainly featured in ancient and medieval times, while some forms belong to the modern and contemporary age. Forms such as tribal invasions, the moving of frontiers , political empires and trade colonies already existed during antiquity. Only from the sixteenth century onwards commercial empires were established world wide, giving rise to the development of settlement colonies. The large colonial empires which still existed at the beginning of the twentieth century have come to an end, but colonialism as such has not disappeared. Internal colonialism, which made its appearance with the development of the modern state system, and indirect colonialism should be regarded as the main forms of colonialism which exist today.


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