Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series

British and French Colonialism in Africa, Asia and the Middle East

Connected Empires across the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Centuries

Editors: Fichter, James R. (Ed.)

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  • Compares British and French colonialism from the eighteenth century to the mid-twentieth century
  • Unites Francophone and Anglophone historians to speak both to British imperial historians and a wider international readership
  • Presents a broad range of Anglo-French connections, including in Sub-Saharan Africa, in the Middle East, at sea, in imperial administration and during World War II and decolonization
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This book examines the connections between the British Empire and French colonialism in war, peace and the various stages of competitive cooperation between, in which the two empires were often frères ennemis. It argues that in crucial ways the British and French colonial empires influenced each other. Chapters in the volume consider the two empires' connections in North, West and Central Africa, as well as their entanglement at sea in the Mediterranean Sea, Persian Gulf and South China Sea. Also analysed are their mutual engagement with Islam in both the Hajj and various religiously inflected colonial revolts, their mutually-informed systems of administration in the New Hebrides and generally, and the interconnected ways the two empires fought World War II and decolonization. By uniting historians of France and her colonies with historians of Britain and her colonies, this volume speaks to a broad international and imperial history audience.

About the authors

James R. Fichter is Associate Professor of European Studies at the University of Hong Kong. His next book, Suez Passage to India: Britain, France, and the Great Game at Sea, 1798-1885, examines the Anglo-French relationship in Asia as mediated by the Suez Canal.

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“From the movements of people and goods to the interactions of languages and ideas, the global impact of British and French colonialism was subject to constant interaction. Often framed in terms of competition and rivalry, this collection reveals the depth of connection between the two Empires, and is a very welcome addition to the emergent literature on the phenomenon of “co-imperialism”.” (Martin Thomas, Professor of Imperial History, University of Exeter, UK)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Britain and France, Connected Empires

    Pages 1-15

    Fichter, James R.

  • From Slaves to Gum: Colonial Trade and French-British Rivalry in Eighteenth-Century Senegambia

    Pages 19-33

    Sène, Cheikh

  • “Our Anglo-Saxon Colleagues”: French Administration of Niger and the Constraining Embrace of British Northern Nigeria

    Pages 35-64

    Cooper, Barbara M.

  • Anglo-French Connections and Cooperation against “Islamic” Resistance, 1914–1917

    Pages 67-88

    Slight, John

  • Sacred Surveillance: Indian Muslims, Waqf, and the Evolution of State Power in French Mandate Syria

    Pages 89-110

    Casey, James

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
British and French Colonialism in Africa, Asia and the Middle East
Book Subtitle
Connected Empires across the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Centuries
Editors
  • James R. Fichter
Series Title
Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97964-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97964-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97963-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 353
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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