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Studies in British and Imperial History


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Administering Ethnic Heterogeneity in the British and Habsburg Empires, 1867-1918

Benno Gammerl
Translated from the German by Jennifer Walcoff Neuheiser

362 pages, 25 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78533-709-3 $130.00/£92.00 Hb Not Yet Published (November 2017)

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“Very original in its approach and its structure… A stimulating study!” · Bohemia: A Journal of History and Civilisation in East Central Europe

Bosnian Muslims, East African Masai, Czech-speaking Austrians, North American indigenous peoples, and Jewish immigrants from across Europe—the nineteenth-century British and Habsburg Empires were characterized by incredible cultural and racial-ethnic diversity. Notwithstanding their many differences, both empires faced similar administrative questions as a result: Who was excluded or admitted? What advantages were granted to which groups? And how could diversity be reconciled with demands for national autonomy and democratic participation? In this pioneering study, Benno Gammerl compares Habsburg and British approaches to governing their diverse populations, analyzing imperial formations to reveal the legal and political conditions that fostered heterogeneity.

Benno Gammerl is a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development’s Center for the History of Emotions. He has published widely on imperial history, on the historicity of feelings, and on the contemporary history of homosexuality in Germany.

Subject: 18th/19th Century History Colonialism 20th Century History
Area: Europe

BISAC: HIS015000 HISTORY/Europe/Great Britain; HIS040000 HISTORY/Europe/Austria & Hungary; SOC008000 SOCIAL SCIENCE/Ethnic Studies/General

BIC: HBTQ Colonialism & imperialism; HBLL Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900




Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations

Introduction

Chapter 1. Nation-States Emerging on the Semi-Periphery
Chapter 2. Statist Approaches in Austria and India
Chapter 3. Imperialist Discrimination in Colonial Contexts
Chapter 4. The United Kingdom between Nation, State and Empire
Chapter 5. Empires and Ethnic Heterogeneity

Conclusion

Bibliography
Index

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