British Images of Germany: Admiration, Antagonism & by Richard Scully (auth.)

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3 The writers of novels like The Riddle of the Sands utilised geography to help establish a framework on which to impose their narrative and did so secure in the knowledge that if their audience did not already know enough of the topography of Europe or the world to follow the story, then a quick glance over a handy atlas or collection of maps would solve their momentary difficulty. 4 11 12 British Images of Germany Despite the central importance of cartography to the British (and European) understanding of the world, very little in the way of analysis has been attempted to explore what maps can reveal about past attitudes between nations.

Interestingly, the previous British claim to enclaves in the Namib is vehemently defended by the cartographers of London and Edinburgh in their subsequent publications. 10 It is interesting that while atlases were content to assign the adjective ‘German’ to the South West African areas, in at least two ‘North Sea’ or ‘German Ocean’? 11 While the territorial extent of what was to become German East Africa is quite well delineated by 1887–8, as yet the Sultanate of Zanzibar’s undefined borderlands had not disappeared.

The religious aspects of British national identity were, like the empire, often represented by use of the imperial red or possessive pink. 3 Vast areas of Europe and the world were therefore included alongside British territories when such a wide perspective on religion was adopted, but it is interesting that on a map of narrower focus, a perceived relationship between Britain and Germany becomes more distinct. 4 There is an obvious conclusion that, alongside the Scandinavian countries also coloured pink on the map, the bulk of both the British and German population was of the Protestant faith, 27 28 British Images of Germany and it is therefore unsurprising to see them tinted the same hue.

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