Dwutorowy wpływ Północno-Zachodniego Pogranicza Indii Brytyjskich na brytyjską wizję imperium na przełomie XIX i XX wieku

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The Dual Impact of the North-West Frontier of the British India on the British Imperial Idea at the Turn of the 19th and 20th Century

The article presents the dual impact of the North-West Frontier of the British India on the British idea of the empire. The Frontier was an imperial myth – the special interpretation of the past – which provided the pattern of behavior which should be followed by British imperial soldier and officials. The myth itself was propagated by war correspondents and writers, e.g. Rudyard Kipling. It was also an “imperial laboratory” where the new generation of military technocrats (e.g. Charles Callwell) could have developed and described their approach to this kind of asymmetric warfare. The new approach to so called small wars was a local variant of the general changes in the military organization that occurred in the second half of the 19th century.

Słowa kluczowe: Pogranicze, Indie Brytyjskie, konflikt asymetryczny, mit, imperium

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