Transnational networks: German migrants in the British Empire 1670-1914

John R. Davis (Editor), Stefan Manz (Editor), Margrit Schulte Beerbühl (Editor)

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Non-British migrants and their communities were an integral part of the multifaceted and multicultural nature of the British Empire. Their history, however, goes beyond a clearly delineated narrative of the Empire and includes transnational and truly global dimensions. German migrants and their transnational network creation within the structures of the British Empire, pursued over more than two centuries in a multitude of geographical settings, is the constitutive framework of the present volume. Eight contributions cover economic, cultural, scientific and political themes. The book questions traditional nation-centred narratives of the Empire as an exclusively British undertaking.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden (NL)
Number of pages188
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-04-22957-0
ISBN (Print)978-90-04-22349-3, 90-04-22349-5
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2012


  • Anglo-German
  • cultural
  • economic
  • Germany
  • global
  • history
  • labour
  • migration
  • relations
  • social
  • transnationalism


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