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The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume III: The Nineteenth Century

Andrew Porter (ed.)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205654
eISBN:
9780191676734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205654.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

The Oxford History of the British Empire is an assessment of the Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. Volume III covers the long ... More


Introduction: Empire in an Age of Discord

J. P. DAUGHTON

in An Empire Divided: Religion, Republicanism, and the Making of French Colonialism, 1880-1914

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195305302
eISBN:
9780199866991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305302.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter begins by describing the archives of French colonialism as being filled with stories of disagreement, conflict, and reconciliation like the exchanges between Monsieur Julia and Père ... More


An Empire Divided: Religion, Republicanism, and the Making of French Colonialism, 1880-1914

J. P. Daughton

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195305302
eISBN:
9780199866991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305302.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Between 1880 and 1914, tens of thousands of men and women left France for distant religious missions, driven by the desire to spread the word of Jesus Christ, combat Satan, and convert the world's ... More


The Emerging Empire: The Continental Perspective, 1650–1713

Jonathan I. Israel

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume I: The Origins of Empire: British Overseas Enterprise to the Close of the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205623
eISBN:
9780191676703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205623.003.0019
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

It first became evident to other European states that England possessed outstanding advantages as a colonizing power, and that her Empire might soon outstrip all others, in the 1650s. This heightened ... More


In God’s Empire: French Missionaries and the Modern World

Owen White and J.P. Daughton (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195396447
eISBN:
9780199979318
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396447.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion, World Modern History

A collection of thirteen chapters by leading scholars in the field, this book examines the complex ways in which the spread of Christianity by French men and women shaped local communities, French ... More


A Laboratory for Empire?: Early Modern Ireland and English Imperialism

Jane H. Ohlmeyer

in Ireland and the British Empire

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199251841
eISBN:
9780191698064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251841.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines English colonial expansion in Ireland in the early modern era, from the early sixteenth century through the end of the seventeenth. State-sponsored imperialism, which promoted ... More


The Politics of Savagery

Ter Ellingson

in The Myth of the Noble Savage

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222687
eISBN:
9780520925922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222687.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter argues that all discourse of “savage” peoples is essentially political. The term itself is oppositional, demanding a counterbalancing term such as “domesticated” or “civilized” to charge ... More


The Ghost Dance and Realism’s Techno-Spiritual Frontier

Lindsay V. Reckson

in Realist Ecstasy: Religion, Race, and Performance in American Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479803323
eISBN:
9781479842452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479803323.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the mediated life of the Ghost Dance, a pan-tribal religious movement that emerged in the 1880s in the context of U.S. colonial expansion, genocide, and dispossession. ... More


How the British found utopia in Africa

Julia Gallagher

in Britain and Africa Under Blair: In Pursuit of the Good State

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719085000
eISBN:
9781781702253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085000.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the ways in which Africa has offered opportunities for idealisation in the history of British engagement with the continent. First, it looks at the ways in which British ... More


Development as an Ideology for Empire

Sara Lorenzini

in Global Development: A Cold War History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691180151
eISBN:
9780691185569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180151.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses how colonial administrators started to use the active verb “develop” and to speak of developing peoples in the 1920s. In the view of the internationalists and philanthropists ... More


Napoleon III and France’s colonial expansion: national grandeur, territorial conquests and colonial embellishment, 1852–70

Emmanuelle Guenot

in Crowns and Colonies: European Monarchies and Overseas Empires

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784993153
eISBN:
9781526115096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993153.003.0011
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte (1808–73), nephew of Napoleon I, came to power in 1851 after a coup d’étatreplacing the short-lived Second Republic (1848–51). His eighteen-year reign (1852–70) provided a ... More


Gunboat Diplomacy and War, 1652–1660

Bernard Capp

in Cromwell's Navy: The Fleet and the English Revolution 1648–1660

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201151
eISBN:
9780191674822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201151.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter explores the navy's role in implementing foreign policy under the Commonwealth. It also surveys the role of the navy in England's sudden emergence as a Great Power. The naval wars marked ... More


Introduction: Madness and Colonization

in Colonial Madness: Psychiatry in French North Africa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226429724
eISBN:
9780226429779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226429779.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Novelists, travelers, and physicians in the mid-nineteenth century conjured a North Africa that was a space of savage violence and lurid sexuality, but also a space of insanity. A century later, a ... More


Anthropology among the Powers

Eric R. Wolf

in Pathways of Power: Building an Anthropology of the Modern World

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223332
eISBN:
9780520924871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223332.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Anthropology at its best is analytic, comparative, integrative, and critical, all at the same time. This chapter is concerned with anthropology in relation to society and culture, and discusses ways ... More


France: Insurance and The French Financial Networks

Andre Straus

in World Insurance: The Evolution of a Global Risk Network

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199657964
eISBN:
9780191744709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657964.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Business History

This chapter traces the history of the French insurance industry. The economic development of insurance in France came more slowly and at a later date than in England. The first marine insurance ... More


Botany Bay to Devil's Island

Peter Redfield

in Space in the Tropics: From Convicts to Rockets in French Guiana

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219847
eISBN:
9780520923423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219847.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter draws attention to the period between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries, when the European attitude toward punishment shifted to an official level. Public trials and prisons took ... More


Building Networks in Tropical Medicine

in Networks in Tropical Medicine: Internationalism, Colonialism, and the Rise of a Medical Specialty, 1890–1930

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778138
eISBN:
9780804781053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778138.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the emergence of tropical medicine within the context of European colonial expansion and discusses how scientists took advantage of their proximity to like-minded colleagues in ... More


Piratical Colonization, 1603–1655

Mark G. Hanna

in Pirate Nests and the Rise of the British Empire, 1570-1740

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469617947
eISBN:
9781469617961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617947.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines how piracy contributed to English colonial expansion in the West Indies and North America during the period 1603–1655. Drawing on Captain John Smith's 1629 treatise The Bad ... More


Out of Our Minds: Reason and Madness in the Exploration of Central Africa

Johannes Fabian

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520221222
eISBN:
9780520923935
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221222.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Explorers and ethnographers in Africa during the period of colonial expansion are usually assumed to have been guided by rational aims such as the desire for scientific knowledge, fame, or financial ... More


Photography As Source Material For Jerusalem's Social History

Camille Mansour and Leila Fawaz

in Transformed Landscapes: Essays on Palestine and the Middle East in Honor of Walid Khalidi

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162473
eISBN:
9781617970191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162473.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Most scholars see photography at best as a convenient way to illustrate their books and articles rather than as historical evidence, except perhaps as an entirely secondary source not meriting ... More


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