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Title: Colonisation in Sicily and North America
Author(s): SMITH, David G.
Journal: Ancient West & East
Volume: 10 Date: 2011
The validity of comparing colonial contexts is problematised by a failure to agree on appropriate theoretical models. However, a comparison of material constraints, social developments and native relations in the early colonial establishments of, for example, Greek Sicily and British North America reveals a number of empirical similarities and differences in the lived conditions within these (and presumably other) colonial settlements. Re-centring this debate allows assumptions about the secondary status of colonial narratives, histories and experiences which have sometimes guided scholarship to be reassessed.