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‘Après nous, le déluge: Belgium, Decolonization, and the Congo’  

Matthew G. Stanard

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Aug 2017
This chapter identifies and develops several themes that have emerged in recent works on the end of Belgium’s empire. The first is how, before 1960, factors mainly endogenous to the Congo ... More

At the Crossroads: Mining and Political Change on the Katangese-Zambian Copperbelt  

Miles Larmer

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Jul 2016
The Copperbelt region of Central Africa sits at the crossroads of political borders, trade corridors, migratory flows, and identity formations. The division of the region by a ... More

Britain  

Sarah Elizabeth Stockwell

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Aug 2017
This chapter considers processes of decolonization in Britain’s ‘empires’, incorporating discussion not just of the key dynamics and manifestations of decolonization in the colonial empire ... More

China  

Tehyun Ma

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Aug 2017
China’s end of empire, as elsewhere, was a protracted process, the ramifications of which are still being felt, and its imperial situation was especially complex. From the middle of the ... More

The Collapse of the Romanov Empire  

Alexey Miller

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Aug 2017
This chapter considers the changing approaches adopted after the October Revolution towards Russia’s ethnic minority populations alongside efforts to construct a shared Russian or Soviet ... More

Comparative Slavery  

Enrico Dal Lago

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2012
This article first briefly reviews the historiography of comparative slavery, so as to identify the main trends and changes it went through. It then provides a summary of the state of the ... More

Diplomacy  

Hamish Scott

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
The era of the French Revolution, and specifically the later 1780s and 1790s, saw the modern meanings first of “diplomatic” and then “diplomacy” become established in the political ... More

Diplomacy and World War: The (First) Axis of Evil  

H. James Burgwyn

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2012
This article examines the essence of Mussolini's foreign policy and Italy in the Second World War. Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini were dreamers who indulged in a mysticism of empire and ... More

The End of Empire in the Maghreb: The Common Heritage and Distinct Destinies of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia  

Sylvie Thénault

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Aug 2017
This chapter devotes itself to explaining the dichotomy in the paths to decolonization followed by the French territories in the North African Maghreb: Morocco and Tunisia, compared to ... More

Eugenics and the State: Policy-Making in Comparative Perspective  

Véronique Mottier

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2012
This article proposes to shift the focus from eugenic science to its translation into concrete policy practices, adopting a comparative perspective. It draws on examples of eugenic ... More

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