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The limits of British imperial aeromobility
Liz Millward

from the British government. Oswald Pirow in South Africa, for example, successfully used South African Airways to limit the reach of Imperial Airways in the region. 75 European politics could also have an impact. The Italian government would not permit foreign flights in its airspace, forcing Imperial Airways passengers to take the overnight express train from Basle to Genoa. 76 In explaining this, the Air Annual of the British Empire minimised the significance of the interruption to air services, describing it as ‘this short section’ and ‘the only part of the

in Empire and mobility in the long nineteenth century
Susie Protschky

had been circulating in Indo-European political circles since the 1920s, when Indonesian nationalism first raised the spectre of discrimination against people of mixed ethnicity. The issue became more urgent in 1946 when anti-colonial militias murdered thousands of Eurasians during the so-called bersiap emergency, and nationalist forces concentrated tens of thousands more in ‘protection’ camps. 8 Even so, the impact of the migration lobby on Dutch foreign policy in the late 1940s was ironic, given that most of the

in Photographic subjects
The making of early English ‘Bombay’
Philip J. Stern

regional powers, as well as abstract principles of the law of nations, including references to vaguely analogous European political geography; the maritime controversies between Denmark and Sweden over passage between the Baltic and North Seas, and the duties paid at Elsinore, seemed to obtain particularly, but neither side could agree on even what that meant, the Company rejecting the analogy between that instance and the ‘poor Narrow inconsiderable Channell’ over which the Portuguese claimed dominion. 43 All of these arguments hinged on even more fundamental questions

in Making the British empire, 1660–1800
Linley Sambourne, Punch, and imperial allegory
Robert Dingley
Richard Scully

, Dreams and Distortions , London: Vintage, 1991, p. 315. 25 Hughes-Hallett, Cleopatra , p. 279. 26 Linley Sambourne, ‘Hands Off!’, Punch , 9 February 1889, p. 62. For a detailed account of European political disputes over Samoa, see: Paul M. Kennedy, The Samoan Tangle: A Study in Anglo

in Comic empires
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London and early links with the English East India companies
Andrew Mackillop

–1858 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1975) , pp. 36–9, 45–6; IOR, B/40, pp. 77, 88, 195; IOR, B/42, p. 1. 12 J. Robertson, ‘Empire and Union: Two Concepts of the Early Modern European Political Order’, in John Robertson (ed.), A Union for Empire: Political Thought and the British Union of 1707 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995) , pp. 34–6; Mackillop, ‘A Union for Empire?’, 130–1. 13 IOR, B/43, pp. 228, 259; B/45, pp. 49–50, 169; B/47, pp. 1–3; B/50A, pp. 1–64. 14 T. Webster, ‘The Political Economy of Trade Liberalization: the East India Company Charter of

in Human capital and empire
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Nicola Ginsburgh

& Unwin , 1964 ); Lewis H. Gann , A History of Southern Rhodesia: Early Days to 1934 ( London: Chatto & Windus , 1965 ); Colin Leys , European Politics in Southern Rhodesia ( Oxford : Clarendon Press , 1959 ). 20 Julie Bonello , ‘ The Development of Early Settler Identity in Southern Rhodesia: 1890–1914 ’, International Journal of African Historical Studies , 43 : 2 ( 2010 ), pp. 341 – 367 ; Allison K. Shutt and Tony King , ‘ Imperial Rhodesians: The 1953 Rhodes Centenary Exhibition in Southern Rhodesia ’, JSAS ( 2005 ), 31 : 2 , pp

in Class, work and whiteness
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The Veda as an alternative to the Bible
Dorothy Figueira

regarding the Aryan provided a means whereby Indian history could be used to create a fresh historical tradition that expressed specifically European political and ideological interests. What Europeans sought in India was not Indo-European religion, but a reassessment of Judaeo-Christianity. India, What Can It Teach Us? This question, adopted by Max Müller as the title of a collection of essays, addresses the fundamental concern of this chapter, namely, that a fictive India and fictional Aryan ancestors were constructed in the West

in Chosen peoples
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Andrekos Varnava

: there were equivalents for India, Malaya, South Africa, Canada, Australia and elsewhere. But what is being draped in Cyprus’ case? Aphrodite: an enduring symbol of ancient Greece, which was usurped as a spiritual ancestor and the basis of modern European political culture. The British had occupied a vital part of their own political and cultural mythology. Cyprus’ perceived European identity set it apart

in British Imperialism in Cyprus, 1878–1915
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John McAleer

preoccupations helped to create landscape views. The work of travellers, artists, officials, hunters, settlers and others worked to develop, complicate and enrich European impressions of Africa. Notwithstanding its remoteness from European political centres, southern Africa was not far removed from British imperial imaginings of the world. In fact, it occupied a central place in the

in Representing Africa
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Memory and history in settler colonialism
Annie E. Coombes

were often forged in defence against metropolitan contempt. 8 Consequently attentiveness to the particularities of encounter should enable the reader to understand the nature of the colonial institutions which were erected to contain the threat to European political and cultural supremacy, on the one hand, and the distinctions which were to mark them out as, for example, peculiarly Australian or South African, on the other. An important feature of the contributions to Rethinking Settler

in Rethinking settler colonialism