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Ruling the Savage Periphery

Frontier Governance and the Making of the Modern State

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$49.95 • £39.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674980709

Publication Date: 05/05/2020

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288 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

11 photos

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  • Introduction: The Edges of Authority
  • 1. Frontier Governmentality
  • 2. Governing British India’s Unruly Frontier
  • 3. The Imperial Life of the Frontier Crimes Regulation
  • 4. The Colonial Specter of “Savagery”
  • 5. Ruling the Chiricahua Apache in America’s Desert Southwest
  • 6. Argentina’s Conquest of the Desert and the Limits of Frontier Governmentality
  • Conclusion: A Long History of Violence
  • Notes
  • Archives Consulted
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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