Beyond Sovereignty: Britain, Empire and Transnationalism, by Frank Trentmann, Philippa Levine, Kevin Grant

By Frank Trentmann, Philippa Levine, Kevin Grant

Past Sovereignty explores the crucial position of the British Empire in constructing transnational principles, associations and social hobbies of accelerating scope and effect within the eras of excessive imperialism and the 2 global wars. Chapters persist with transnational dynamics and debates over sovereignty within the domain names of sexuality, legislations, politics, tradition and faith.

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In 1903, Chamberlain launched an even more comprehensive attack with his protectionist campaign for an Imperial Zollverein. In the Liberal defence, dogmatic commitment to unilateral Free Trade and an idealised patriotic notion of the Westminster model with its supposed purity of politics went hand in hand. Here were two sources of the Free Trade revival which swept across Edwardian Britain and defeated the protectionist forces which had made headway abroad, in the white settler colonies like Canada and Australia as well as in Europe and the United States.

D558/19. Barber, ‘The Criminal Law Amendment Act of 1891’, p. 96. R. Scoble, 6 July 1890, OIOC, Mss. Eur. D558/19. Quoted in Barber, ‘The Criminal Law Amendment Act of 1891’, p. 103; T. 1875; R. s. (1998), p. 139. P. Uberoi, ‘When Is A Marriage Not A Marriage? ) Social Reform, Sexuality and the State (New Delhi, 1996), p. 335; H. Banerji, ‘Age of Consent and Hegemonic Social Reform’, in C. ) Gender and Imperialism (Manchester, 1998), p. 22; C. Smart, Feminism and the Power of Law (London, 1989), p.

1998), p. 139. P. Uberoi, ‘When Is A Marriage Not A Marriage? ) Social Reform, Sexuality and the State (New Delhi, 1996), p. 335; H. Banerji, ‘Age of Consent and Hegemonic Social Reform’, in C. ) Gender and Imperialism (Manchester, 1998), p. 22; C. Smart, Feminism and the Power of Law (London, 1989), p. 34. B. ), p. 19, OIOC, L/P&J/6/283. M. Kasturi, ‘Law and Crime in India: British Policy and the Female Infanticide Act of 1870’, Indian Journal of Gender Studies 1(2) (1994), pp. 169–93. For a discussion of the broader arena of registration, see R.

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