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Britain and France, Connected Empires

  • James R. Fichter
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Part of the Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series book series (CIPCSS)

Abstract

This chapter considers the importance of looking at the interconnections between the British and French colonial empires as opponents, as allies, and, perhaps most commonly, as frères ennemis—frenemies—engaged in competitive collaboration. It discusses the importance of looking at phenomena through an interimperial lens, the emerging historiographic trends encouraging a look at Anglo-French imperial connections, and some of the barriers that remain.

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  • James R. Fichter
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  1. 1.European StudiesUniversity of Hong KongHong KongHong Kong

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