Staatsangehörigkeit und Rassismus (Global Perspectives on Legal History, 19)
Rechtsdiskurse und Verwaltungspraxis in den Kolonien Eritrea und Deutsch-Ostafrika (1882–1919)
Historians of European colonialism have often stressed the distinction between metropolitan citizens and colonial subjects as an essential feature of colonial governmentality. This distinction existed in Eritrea and German East Africa, too, as Italians and Germans kept their legal status there, while the local population was excluded from metropolitan citizenship. By dealing with colonial citizenship in Eritrea and German East Africa, this book addresses a central issue of the global history of European colonialism and its discriminatory nature.
Being aware of the many differences between the two East African regions analyzed, the work offers an innovative comparison looking at two colonies established in the same period and ruled by two powers, Germany and Italy, who were ‘late’ in acquiring overseas territories as compared to other European colonial empires. In this imperial space stretching between Europe and Africa, special attention is paid to the population on the spot, especially to agents of local origin.