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Rivalry, colonial
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1. Introduction

The term “colonial rivalry” denotes the competitive struggle for hegemony in Europe and other regions of the world, conducted by the European states, following their “discovery” of America (America, Discovery of) and in the course of the European expansion that followed it (Expansionism) by means of the acquisition of colonies and the construction of colonial empires. It is a phenomenon specifically of European early modern history: although non-European sta…

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König, Hans-Joachim, “Rivalry, colonial”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 29 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_026770>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210601

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