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Germany 2: Colonial Empire

Biskup, Thomas; Kohlrausch, Martin


Thomas Biskup

Martin Kohlrausch


John M. Mackenzie

Nigel R. Dalziel

Nicholas Doumanis

Michael W. Charney


The German Empire founded in 1871 possessed the fourth largest colonial empire in the period of high imperialism. Although Germany was a colonial power only between 1884 and 1919, Germans were engaged in colonial projects both before and after this period, which in turn had political, social, and cultural repercussions in Germany and its former colonies. For Germany, however, overseas possessions only ever formed part of a wider imperial imagination, which also encompassed Eastern Europe.


Biskup, T., & Kohlrausch, M. (2016). Germany 2: Colonial Empire. In J. M. Mackenzie, N. R. Dalziel, N. Doumanis, & M. W. Charney (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Empire. Wiley Blackwell.

Online Publication Date Jan 11, 2016
Publication Date Jan 1, 2016
Deposit Date Apr 3, 2019
Book Title The Encyclopedia of Empire
ISBN 9781118440643
Keywords Africa; Asia; Colonialism; Europe; Imperialism and conquest; Prussia; Trade and commerce
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