In This Review

From Empire to Nation
From Empire to Nation
By Rupert Emerson
Harvard University Press, 1960, 466 pp.

Having "thrown my scruples to the winds and joined in a search for uniformities on the grand scale," Professor Emerson here undertakes the enormous task of a general interpretation of the rise of nationalism and self-assertion among the Asian and African peoples. The organization is thematic rather than regional and includes such topics as the relation between democracy and the new nationalism, and the application of the principles of self-determination.