By Martin Thomas, Richard Toye
Arguing approximately Empire' analyses the main divisive arguments approximately empire among Europe's prime colonial powers from the age of excessive imperialism to the post-war period of decolonization. targeting the household contexts underlying imperial rhetoric, Arguing approximately Empire adopts a case-study technique, treating key imperial debates as historic episodes to be investigated extensive. The episodes in query have been chosen either for his or her chronological diversity, their sort, and, specifically, their vitriol. a few have been uncomplicated disputes; others concerned cooperation in stressful circumstances.00. Read more...
summary: Arguing approximately Empire' analyses the main divisive arguments approximately empire among Europe's top colonial powers from the age of excessive imperialism to the post-war period of decolonization. concentrating on the household contexts underlying imperial rhetoric, Arguing approximately Empire adopts a case-study process, treating key imperial debates as historic episodes to be investigated intensive. The episodes in query were chosen either for his or her chronological diversity, their kind, and, peculiarly, their vitriol. a few have been straight forward disputes; others concerned cooperation in annoying circumstances.00
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11 Indeed, Andrew went further. He identiﬁed the volatility of Third Republic politics as conducive to a kind of decision-making vacuum. 12 His core conclusion was deceptively simple: in politics, as in nature, vacuums are abhorred. Enthusiasts for empire ﬁlled the void left by government indecision, party ambivalence, and wider public apathy. 9 Alexander Schölch, ‘The “Men on the Spot” and the English Occupation of Egypt in 1882’, Historical Journal, 19:3 (1976), 773–85; John S. Galbraith and Afaf Lutﬁ al-Sayyid-Marsot, ‘The British Occupation of Egypt: Another View’, International Journal of Middle East Studies (1978), 471–88.
73 See John Darwin, ‘Imperialism and the Victorians: The Dynamics of Territorial Expansion’, English Historical Review, 112:447 (1997), 614–42, at 622. 74 W. E. Gladstone, ‘England’s Mission’, Nineteenth Century, September 1878, 560–84, at 570. 75 P. J. oxforddnb. com/view/article/13035>, accessed 23 October 2012. 71 72 34 Arguing about Empire policy and aspired to hold ofﬁce under Gladstone. 76 I N TER V E NT I O N D E BA T E D Such conﬂicting Conservative and Liberal interpretations were reﬂected in the debates of 1882.
Charles de Freycinet papers, Tunisie 1880–6, General Mustapha ben Ismail, prime minister, Tunis, to French premier de Freycinet, 22 July 1880, text of railway concession agreement detailing planned French railway construction radiating from Tunis. 16 Bertrand Taithe, Citizenship and Wars: France in Turmoil, 1870–1871 (London: Routledge, 2001), chapters 1–3, 9; Karine Varley, Under the Shadow of Defeat: The War of 1870–71 in French Memory (Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2008), 25–55, 97–103; John Merriman, Massacre: The Life and Death of the Paris Commune of 1871 (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2014), 18–38, 241–52.