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Nella Francia dell’Ottocento, l’invio nelle colonie era considerato come una forma di pena. Si veniva mandati lí per effetto di varie misure, anche di natura penale, applicate in maniera piú o meno sistematica. Alcune di queste disposizioni furono implementate raramente, mentre altre vennero utilizzate su scala di massa e per lunghi periodi di tempo. Tra […]

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The Portuguese use of convicts extended from the origins of the country’s founding in the High Middle Ages (ca. 1150) to 1932 or roughly 800 years.

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While much has been written about French navigation and colonial settlement in America, few authors have dwelt on the carceral dimensions underlying these attempts. This is the case, among others, for the third and last expedition of Jacques Cartier and of J-F de La Rocque de Roberval from 1541 to 1543, which included a large […]

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Lying on important East India Company trading routes in the Bay of Bengal, the British first colonized the Andamans in 1793.

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Penal transportation in the late eighteenth-century Spanish empire had two important peculiarities that differentiated it from other empires.

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