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Subjects, Citizens and Others Administering Ethnic heterogeneity in the British and Habsburg Empires, 1867-1918

Gammerl, Benno. 2018. Subjects, Citizens and Others Administering Ethnic heterogeneity in the British and Habsburg Empires, 1867-1918. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books. ISBN 9781785337093 [Book]

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Abstract or Description

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.

Item Type:

Book

Keywords:

Citizenship, Nationality, Racism, Ethnic Diversity, British Empire, Habsburg, Empire, 18th/19th Century History , Colonialism, 20th Century History, Northern Europe, Central/Eastern Europe

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

History

Date:

1 January 2018

Item ID:

22709

Date Deposited:

09 Jan 2018 12:31

Last Modified:

03 Jun 2020 13:50

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/22709

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