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woensdag 5 februari 2020

BOOK: Aryo MAKKO, European Small States and the Role of Consuls in the Age of Empire (Leiden/Boston: Nijhoff/Brill, 2019). ISBN: 9789004414372, € 145.00

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ABOUT THE BOOK

In European Small States and the Role of Consuls in the Age of Empire Aryo Makko argues that Sweden and Norway participated in the New Imperialism in the late 18th and early 19th centuries through consular services. Usually portrayed as nations without an imperial past, Makko demonstrates that their role in the processes of imperialism and colonialism during that period can be understood by including consular affairs and practices of informal imperialism into the analysis. With this, he contributes to our understanding of the role of smaller states in the so-called Age of Empire. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Aryo Makko, Ph.D. (2012), Stockholm University, is Associate Professor of History at that university and a Pro Futura Scientia Fellow at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS). He is also a member of the Young Academy of Sweden.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Acknowledgements 
List of Tables 
List of Abbreviations 
Introduction 
 1 Focus of This Book 
 2 Sources 
 3 Structure 
 4 Prior Research 
1 Power in the Age of Empire 
 1 Sweden-Norway during the Age of Empire: Shipping, Trade and Globalization 
 2 Trade, Diplomacy and Security? Consuls and Foreign Policy 
2 Years of Ambition, 1875–1884 
 1 The Consular Committee of 1875 and the Backlog of Reforms 
 2 Africa: Economic Stagnation and Mixed Courts 
 3 Eastern and Southern Asia: the “Opening” of a Continent 
 4 West Indies: Old Ambitions, New Realities 
 5 Conclusions 
3 Disillusionment and Years of Conflict, 1884–1905 
 1 The Consular Regulation of 1886 and Renewed Failures 
 2 After Berlin: the Scramble for Africa 
 3 Eastern and Southern Asia: Growth, Tension and Hesitation 
 4 West Indies: Colonial Periphery and Merchant Consuls 
 5 Conclusions 
4 From Informal Empire to Small State Realism, 1905–1914 
 1 Zero Hour: Reorganizing the Foreign Service 
 2 Africa: Maintaining the Status Quo 
 3 Eastern and Southern Asia: Concentrating Efforts 
 4 West Indies: Falling into Oblivion 
 5 Conclusions 
Conclusion 
Appendix 
Bibliography 
Index 

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