Imperial Co-operation and Transfer, 1870-1930: Empires and Encounters

Imperial Co-operation and Transfer, 1870-1930: Empires and Encounters

By: Roland Cvetkovski (volume_editor), Volker Barth (volume_editor)Hardback

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Conflict and competition between imperial powers has long been a feature of global history, but their co-operation has largely been a peripheral concern. Imperial Co-operation and Transfer, 1870-1930 redresses this imbalance, providing a coherent conceptual framework for the study of inter-imperial collaboration and arguing that it deserves an equally prominent position in the field. Using a variety of examples from across Asia, Europe and Africa, this book demonstrates the ways in which empires have shared and exchanged their knowledge about imperial governance, including military strategy, religious influence and political surveillance. It asks how, when and where these partnerships took place, and who initiated them. Not only does this book fill an empirical gap in the study of imperial history, it traces ideas of empire from their conception in imperial contact zones to their implementation in specific contexts. As such, this is an important study for imperial and global historians of all specialisms.

About Author

Volker Barth is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Cologne, Germany. Roland Cvetkovski is Assistant Professor of Eastern European History at the University of Cologne, Germany.


Part I: Conceptual Horizons Introduction - Encounters of Empire: Methodological Approaches (Volker Barth and Roland Cvetkovski, University of Cologne, Germany) 1. European Imperialism: A Zone of Co-operation rather than Competition? (John M. MacKenzie, University of Lancaster, UK) Part II: Connecting Colonialisms 2. New Forms of Knowledge Exchange between Imperial Powers: The Development of the Institut Colonial International (ICI) since the End of the Nineteenth Century (Ulrike Lindner, University of Cologne, Germany) 3. Private Colonialism and International Co-operation in Europe, 1870-1914 (Florian Wagner, European University Institute Florence, Italy) Part III: Law Transfers 4. Riparian Rights in Lower Canada and Canada East: Inter-imperial Legal Influences (David Schorr, Tel Aviv University, Israel) 5. Creating a Colonial Shari'a for Russian Turkestan: Count Pahlen, the Hidaya and Anglo-Muhammadan Law (Alexander Morrison, University of Liverpool, UK) Part IV: Adaptation and Counterbalance 6. Same Race, Same Fate? Theories of Asian Commonality and the Shift of Regional Hegemony in East Asia after the First Sino-Japanese War, 1894/95 (Torsten Weber, German Institute for Japanese Studies Tokyo, Japan) 7. The Origins of Trans-Imperial Policing: British-French Government Cooperation in the Surveillance of Anti-Colonialists in Europe, 1905-1925 (Daniel Brueckenhaus, Beloit College, USA) Part V: Military and Violence 8. Co-operation Between German and French Troops During the Boxer War in China, 1900/1901: The Punitive Expedition to Baoding (Susanne Kuss, University of Bern, Switzerland) 9. Deadly Learning? Concentration Camps in Colonial Wars Around 1900 (Jonas Kreienbaum, University of Rostock, Germany) Bibliography Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781472592132
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781472592132
  • weight: 540
  • ISBN10: 1472592131

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