Re-Mapping Centre and Periphery
Asymmetrical Encounters in European and Global Contexts
Edited by Tessa Hauswedell, Axel Körner, and Ulrich Tiedau
Covering the early modern and modern periods, Re-Mapping Centre and Periphery investigates the asymmetrical and multi-directional structure of such encounters within Europe as well as in a global context. Exploring subjects from the shores of the Russian Empire to nation-making in Latin America, the international team of contributors demonstrates how, as products of human agency, centre and periphery are conditioned by mutual dependencies; rather than representing absolute categories of analysis, they are subjective constructions determined by a constantly changing discursive context.
Through its analysis, the volume develops and implements a conceptual framework for remapping centres and peripheries, based on conceptual history and discourse history. As such, it will appeal to a wide variety of historians, including transnational, cultural and intellectual, and historians of early modern and modern periods.
Axel Körner is Professor of Modern History and Director of the UCL Centre for Transnational History, where he coordinates the projects ‘Passionate Politics’ and ‘Reimagining italianità: Opera and Musical Culture in Transnational Perspective’.
Tessa Hauswedell is Research Associate and Teaching Fellow at the UCL School of European Languages, Culture and Society and the UCL Department of Information Studies. She also is a co-convenor of the IHR Digital History Seminar Series.
Ulrich Tiedau is Associate Professor of Dutch at UCL and an Associate Director of the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities. In addition, he serves as editor-in-chief of Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies.
Space and Asymmetric Difference in Historical Perspective: An Introduction
Rethinking Centre and Periphery in Historical Analysis: Land-based Modernization
as an Alternative Model from the Peripheries
Europe and the Concept of Margin
After Identity: Mentalities, European Asymmetries and the Digital Turn
Joris van Eijnatten
From the Baltic to the Pacific: Trade, Shipping and Exploration on the Shores of the Russian Empire
Republics of Knowledge: Interpreting the World from Latin America
From Manchester and Lille to the World: Nineteenth Century Provincial Cities Conceptualize Their Place in the Global Order
Ideas and Commodities in Motion
Turning Constitutional History Upside Down: The 1820s Revolutions in the Mediterranean
The Cosmopolitan Morphology of the National Discourse: Italy as a European Centre of Intellectual Modernity
Alessandro de Arcangelis
‘The Greatest City the World has ever seen’: London’s Imperial and European Contexts in British public debates, 1870–1900
Mediating Hybrids: Consumption and Transnationality
Centre and Periphery: Concluding thoughts
Format: Open Access PDF
colour illustrations Illustrations
Publication: March 25, 2019