Prophets of Rebellion

Millenarian Protest Movements against the European Colonial Order

By Michael Adas

272 pp., 6 x 9, 4 photos

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-9602-0
    Published: January 2011
  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-1002-3
    Published: December 2012

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Adas explores the relationship between millenarianism and violent protest by focusing on five case studies representing a wide range of social, political, and economic systems. The rebellions examined are: Netherlands East Indies (1825-30), New Zealand (c. 1864-67), Central India (1895-1900), German East Africa (1903-6), and Burma (1930-32). Arranged topically to emphasize comparative patterns, the study analyzes causes, leaders, organization, failure, and the impact on the individual society.

Originally published in 1979.

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