Precolonialism is a subdiscourse of colonialism explored by postcolonial theorists. Helena Norberg-Hodge has stated that, in order to do development studies, one has to first understand precolonialism.[clarification needed] The concept of precolonialism has also been applied to literary studies with respect to such works as Francis Bacon's New Atlantis.
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