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Tilman Haug

8 Small powers and great designs: diplomacy, cross-border patronage, and the negotiation of subsidy alliances in the north-western part of the Holy Roman Empire (late seventeenth century) Tilman Haug In his study of mercenaries in north-western Germany in the early modern period, Peter Burschel stated that the end of the Thirty Years’ War with the Peace of Westphalia did not mark a significant decrease in demand in the regional mercenary markets, which remained at a fairly constant level throughout the entire seventeenth century.1 Even at a superficial glance at

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Arthur B. Gunlicks

chap 1 27/5/03 11:47 am Page 7 1 The origins of the Länder Introduction Where is Germany? What are its constituent parts? Who is a German? These questions may not be entirely unique to Germans; they are sometimes asked in many nation-states in Europe and elsewhere. But questions about identity have been asked for centuries in Germany and to some extent are still asked today. For hundreds of years “Germany” was a group of tribes located in north-central Europe, most but not all of which became a part of the empire of Charlemagne and, after the death of

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Pasts and presents
Joe Turner

Conclusion: pasts and presents This book began as an investigation into the relationship between family and borders; however, it became increasingly apparent that this makes no sense outside of the history and legacy of empire. Government and the organisation of violence continue to be shaped by imperial and colonial histories and the ongoing remaking of liberal empire within and beyond postcolonial states like Britain. In this context, borders and bordering are better understood as modes of colonial rule brought ‘home’ to metropoles, energised and legitimated

in Bordering intimacy
Britishness, respectability, and imperial citizenship
Charles V. Reed

In 1901, Francis Z. S. Peregrino, an African man representing the native peoples of South Africa, addressed the future King George V and Queen Mary, during their globe-trotting tour of the British Empire. Moved by the presence of the future King during the royal visit, Peregrino noted that the Duke of York ‘dwelt not on any distinctions of race and colour’ and was ‘deeply

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Disease, conflict and nursing in the British Empire, 1880–1914
Angharad Fletcher

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in Colonial caring
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Joe Turner

5 Deprivation In the last chapter I showed how ideas of the imperilled white family have animated the scandal of grooming and play a part in how this act is rendered exceptional, and how this conditions the exceptional act of the state depriving subjects of citizenship. Now I want to delve into more detail regarding the tactic of deprivation itself. This means teasing out how deprivation works in relation to race, sexuality and empire. In this chapter I want to explore in more detail how ‘citizens’ are made into ‘migrants’ who can then be detained, deported and

in Bordering intimacy
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Kevin Harrison and Tony Boyd

interests. Then the psychological appeal of nationalism is examined, as is its impact on international politics, and on empires and multi-national states. Finally, we offer a critique of nationalism and some reflections on its possible future. POINTS TO CONSIDER Is nationalism anything more than extreme patriotism? How would you define a ‘nation’? Is nationalism an ideology of the left or the

in Understanding political ideas and movements
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Laura Chrisman

introduction 21/12/04 11:04 am Page 1 Introduction This book has evolved over nine years. The year 1993 saw the publication of my co-edited Colonial Discourse and Post-colonial Theory: A Reader, which was the first anthology of postcolonial cultural studies to appear in print.1 Since then the field has rapidly expanded into a major academic industry.2 Diaspora studies, black Atlantic studies, transnational studies, globalisation studies, comparative empire studies have emerged alongside and within the original field. My responses to the field’s developments

in Postcolonial contraventions
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Sarah Roddy

religion. This combination means that the book can also be located within two further, emerging bodies of work. The first and slightly older of these might be summarised as ‘religion and empire’ and concerns the nineteenthcentury diffusion of European religious denominations across the globe, and in particular how the ‘home’ churches helped with, were affected by, and felt about the process.43 By engaging with this scholarship, much of it naturally coming from historians of Britain and its empire, a second set of familiar questions about the ambiguous relationship

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Daughters of the Empire, mothers in their own homes, 1929–45
Katie Pickles

, the British Oversea League and the Navy League. Competition between these groups saw them vying for attention and was beneficial to the SOSBW. Further, due to hierarchies of Empire, the SOSBW displayed a mixture of condescension and wariness towards the IODE. Given the Victoria League’s reticence towards the IODE, it is not surprising that the SOSBW also felt that the IODE needed to be kept in its place

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