“A Truly Exquisite Little Phrase:” Global Colonialist Visions vs. The “Drang nach Osten”

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During the 1890s, Carl Peters, Germany’s most famous, or infamous, colonialist, published tirelessly on the state of his country’s current and future colonial expansion. In these writings, he made fun of expansionists who imagined a different geographical direction for the German Empire’s impending colonial enlargement than the one preferred by him. Peters dreamt of more German colonies across the Atlantic Ocean, in Africa, or elsewhere outside of Europe, while those that he ridiculed advocated for Germany’s contiguous enlargement eastward.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages19
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NameCambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies
VolumePart F123
ISSN (Print)2635-1633
ISSN (Electronic)2635-1641

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • History

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