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Колониалната експанзия на французи и британци в Северна Америка: възход и сблъсък, 1748 – 1763
The British and French Colonial Expansion in North America: Rise and Clashes, 1748 – 1763

Author(s): Milen Kanchev
Subject(s): History, Social Sciences, Education, Cultural history, Geography, Regional studies, Human Geography, Regional Geography, Historical Geography, Diplomatic history, Economic history, Modern Age, Vocational Education, Adult Education, Higher Education , State/Government and Education, 18th Century, Inclusive Education / Inclusion
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: middle ground; frontier; colonial empire; colonial expansion

Summary/Abstract: The article discusses the main concepts in the studies of North America colonial expansion in the middle of the eighteenth century: the frontier of Frederic Turner and the middle ground of Richard White. A new concept is introduced that measures the diversity and dynamics of the expansion process – terra media, based on and extending the space of the generic construct middle ground. The idea for terra media argues for a presence of a quasi-empire – a community united by a chain of relations and pertaining to the colonial empire, natural as for the local tribes as well as for the European colonies. Such continuum emerges after the fall of the empires in the spaces once belonged to the perished colonial powers within the areas claimed by their expansion policy.

  • Issue Year: 27/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 34-49
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Bulgarian