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Response to Review no. 199

I am very grateful to Dr Seligmann for his positive assessment and detailed analysis of my book, and for placing my work within a wider historiographical context. His thoughtful review reassures me that the reason why the younger Moltke had – until recently – been marginalised was not because he was not worthy of studyContinue reading “Response to Review no. 199”

Rivalry in Southern Africa: the Transformation of German Colonial Policy

Matthew Seligmann’s well-researched study of the development of Germany’s South African policy in the 1890s is both an in-depth investigation of the motivations behind that policy, and a contribution to the broader debate on German expansionism in the late nineteenth century. Based on the author’s doctoral dissertation, the account draws on a large number ofContinue reading “Rivalry in Southern Africa: the Transformation of German Colonial Policy”