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Stanley Chojnacki

. Genealogically and patrimonially, Venice’s hereditary ruling class flaunted—and took great care to pass on—their ancient (or not so ancient) names from male generation to male generation; and the city’s statutes, legislation, and government policy provided a

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The Return of N'Guyen Van Binh

Exile and Injustice in the French Empire, 1866–1876

Geoff Read

were frequent conspiracies to burn down plantations and attack the landholding class. From 1879 to 1882, for example, there were nearly 50 Indian workers convicted of arson in Point-à-Pître. 48 As the governor explained in his correspondence to the

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“Purely Artistic”

Police Power and Popular Culture in Colonial Algerian Theater

Danielle Beaujon

The Majestic theater of Algiers, nestled in the working-class seaside neighborhood of Bab-el-Oued, came alive at night. Crowds of Algérois flocked to the entrance, queuing up to see the latest production. At the Majestic, they could indulge in

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Competing Visions

The Visual Culture of the Congo Free State and Fin de Siècle Europe

Matthew G. Stanard

's moment of decision when he chose not to abandon Lippens, and two others tell the stories of the men's heroic deaths at the hands of Sefu's men. 31 This episode was a ready-made morality play about heroism, duty, self-sacrifice, class reconciliation, and

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Nikolaos Mavropoulos

time the frenzy of the ruling class for the exploitation of the Suez Canal. In 1868, the company inaugurated the Genoa–Livorno–Alexandria–Port-Said shipping lane. Subsidized by the state, it connected Genoa with Mumbai in the spring of 1870; Rubattino

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The Battle of El Herri in Morocco

Narratives of Colonial Conquest during World War I

Caroline Campbell

not been trained in Archinard's methods. Moreover, Lyautey's criticisms of the “guerre Nègre” school and Archinard's troops smacked of elitism. Lyautey and Gallieni had graduated at the top of their class at the elite Saint-Cyr; the same could not be