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The shadow of colonialism on Europe's modern past / edited by Róisín Healy, Lecturer in History, National University of Ireland, Galway, and Enrico Dal Lago, Lecturer in History, National University of Ireland, Galway
Bib ID 6615686
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Description Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014 
x, 255 pages ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 9781137450746
1137450746
Series

Cambridge imperial and post-colonial studies series.

Summary

"Scholars have generally assumed the objects of colonialism to have been non-European peoples, especially those living in Africa and Asia. Acknowledging the significance of current historiographical debates about different colonial experiences, this book breaks new ground in investigating the extent to which European peoples living in Europe were also subjected to colonialism. The image of the shadow, with its connotations of darkness, distortion, and elasticity, highlights the pervasive, yet uneven, influence of the ideologies and practices of colonialism across the European continent and its consequences for the lives of ordinary Europeans in peripheral regions. This shadow reached its height in the century between the 1860s and 1960s, as nation-states were consolidated and colonial empires expanded and then contracted. The chapters of this volume explore this phenomenon in case studies featuring Ireland, southern Italy, Schleswig, Alsace, Poland, Algeria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Ukraine and Hungary"--Provided by publisher.

Full contents
  • PART I: DEBATING COLONIALISMS
  • 1. Investigating Colonialism within Europe / Róisín Healy and Enrico Dal Lago
  • 2. Is there a Classical Colonialism? / Mridu Rai
  • 3. Exemplar, Outlier, Impostor? : a Reflection on Ireland and the Discourses of Colonialism / Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh
  • PART II: COLONIALISM AS NATIONALISATION?
  • 4. Italian Unification and the Mezzogiorno : Colonialism in One Country? / Enrico Dal Lago
  • 5. Language Policies in the Duchy of Schleswig under Denmark and Prussia / Nils Langer
  • 6. German-annexed Alsace and Imperial Germany : A Process of Colonisation? / Detmar Klein
  • 7. From Commonwealth to Colony? : Poland under Prussia / Róisín Healy
  • 8. Colonialism in the Polish Eastern Borderlands, 1919-1939 / Christoph Mick
 
Notes

Papers from a conference entitled "Colonialism within Europe : Fact or Fancy?" held at National University of Ireland, Galway in June 2012.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Borderlands -- Europe -- History -- Congresses.  |  Imperialism -- History -- Congresses.  |  Nation-state -- History -- Congresses.  |  Indigenous peoples -- Europe -- History -- Congresses.  |  Exploitation -- Political aspects -- Europe -- History -- Congresses.  |  Europe -- Colonies -- History -- Congresses.  |  Europe -- Ethnic relations -- History -- Congresses.  |  Europe -- Politics and government -- 19th century -- Congresses.  |  Europe -- Politics and government -- 20th century -- Congresses.
Other authors/contributors Healy, Róisín, 1969- editor  |  Dal Lago, Enrico, 1966- editor

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