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Empire and trans-imperial subjects in the Muslim Mediterranean

Murray-Miller, Gavin ORCID: 2020. Empire and trans-imperial subjects in the Muslim Mediterranean. Historical Journal 63 (4) , pp. 958-979. 10.1017/S0018246X1900044X

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During the nineteenth century, the Muslim Mediterranean became a locus of competing imperial projects led by the Ottomans and European powers. This article examines how the migration of people and ideas across North Africa and Asia complicated processes of imperial consolidation and exposed the ways in which North Africa, Europe, and Asia were connected through trans-imperial influences that often undermined the jurisdictional sovereignty of imperial states. It demonstrates that cross-border migrations and cultural transfers both frustrated and abetted imperial projects while allowing for the imagining of new types of solidarities that transcended national and imperial categorizations. In analysing these factors, this article argues for a rethinking of the metropole–periphery relationship by highlighting the important role print and trans-imperial networks played in shaping the Mediterranean region.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
ISSN: 0018-246X
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 9 October 2019
Date of Acceptance: 2 September 2019
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2023 13:04

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