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Debating the “Jewish Question” in Tunisia

War, Colonialism, and Zionism at a Mediterranean Crossroads, 1914–1920

Chris Rominger

been placed below it. He exclaimed the outrage of many onlookers who would have expected the French flag, “which symbolizes no religion,” to be placed at the top. 4 Revolon also invoked class as he disparaged the approaching crowd, describing them as

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Policing the French Empire

Colonial Law Enforcement and the Search for Racial-Territorial Hegemony

Samuel Kalman

, as Homi Bhabha relates, the colonized were always viewed a racially inferior, no matter what their situation. Even in their own homeland, Africans or Asians were judged by European interlocutors, and thus condemned to second-class citizenship and

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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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Boris Maslov

momentous significance: the rise of a new class of words, whose meaning pertains to all yet whose form is singular. 5 The history of the ode, on the one hand, bears out Koselleck's argument, attesting to the promotion of abstractions to the center of odic

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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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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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“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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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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Promises of Proximity as Articulated by Changing Moral Elites

Anders Sevelsted

either succumb to the “natural law” of inertia or evolve into a giant forced labor institution. 59 Revivalist priests referred to the “poison of socialism,” 60 the “Devil's socialism,” 61 which was seen as promoting disbe lief and pitting classes

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Jan Ifversen

's methodological nationalism (each culture having its discourses and threshold periods) and argued for a comparative history of concepts in line with the studies of the middle class conducted by his own research group (among whom we find a young Willibald Steinmetz