natural science and the origins of the british empire empires in perspective

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Natural Science And The Origins Of The British Empire

Author : Sarah Irving
ISBN : 9781317315216
Genre : History
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Represents a history of the British Empire that takes account of the sense of empire as intellectual as well as geographic dominion: the historiography of the British Empire, with its preoccupation of empire as geographically unchallenged sovereignty, overlooks the idea of empire as intellectual dominion.

Australian Between Empires

Author : Both in the Department of Histopathology David Lowe
ISBN : 9781317324348
Genre : History
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Part biography, part transnational history, this study details the life and career of Percy Spender, one of Australia's most prominent twentieth-century political figures.

Medicine And Colonialism

Author : Poonam Bala
ISBN : 9781317318217
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Focusing on India and South Africa during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the essays in this collection address power and enforced modernity as applied to medicine. Clashes between traditional methods of healing and the practices brought in by colonizers are explored across both territories.

Race And British Colonialism In Southeast Asia 1770 1870

Author : Gareth Knapman
ISBN : 9781315452166
Genre : History
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The idea of "race" played an increasing role in nineteenth-century British colonial thought. For most of the nineteenth century, John Crawfurd towered over British colonial policy in South-East Asia, being not only a colonial administrator, journalist and professional lobbyist, but also one of the key racial theorists in the British Empire. He approached colonialism as a radical liberal, proposing universal voting for all races in British colonies and believing all races should have equal legal rights. Yet at the same time, he also believed that races represented distinct species of people, who were unrelated. This book charts the development of Crawfurd’s ideas, from the brief but dramatic period of British rule in Java, to his political campaigns against James Brooke and British rule in Borneo. Central to Crawfurd’s political battles were the debates he had with his contemporaries, such as Stamford Raffles and William Marsden, over the importance of race and his broader challenge to universal ideas of history, which questioned the racial unity of humanity. The book taps into little explored manuscripts, newspapers and writings to uncover the complexity of a leading nineteenth-century political and racial thinker whose actions and ideas provide a new view of British liberal, colonial and racial thought.

The Theatre Of Empire

Author : Douglas S Harvey
ISBN : 9781317324034
Genre : History
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Focusing on the years between 1750 and 1860, this study follows the creation and perpetuation of an imperial culture, from the London metropole to the Great Plains.

Royal Patronage Power And Aesthetics In Princely India

Author : Angma Dey Jhala
ISBN : 9781317316565
Genre : History
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Investigating the aesthetics of the zenana – the female quarters of the Indic home or palace – this study discusses the history of architecture, fashion, jewellery and cuisine in princely Indian states during the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
ISBN : STANFORD:36105211722686
Genre : English literature
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British Narratives Of Exploration

Author : Frédéric Regard
ISBN : 185196620X
Genre : Literary Collections
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This collection of essays brings together the best of modern scholarship by international specialists in empire studies. Focusing on British travel narratives from the seventeenth through to the nineteenth centuries, the essays investigate how the early explorers' sense of self was destabilised by encounters with the Other. Close textual criticism shows how writers created characterisations of Self and Other through rhetoric, narrative devices and metaphors. Their encounters with the other brought about a destabilizing communicational exchange, whereby identities were redefined and positions redistributed. In the 'contact zone', same and other, ego and alter, needed to adjust their signifying and communicational practices, and came to realize that identity, both individual and collective, is unfixed and transformational.

The English Empire In America 1602 1658

Author : Louis H. Roper
ISBN : 1851969926
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This study situates the colonization of Virginia, the centrepiece of early English overseas settlement activity, in the social and political landscape of the early seventeenth century. Roper explores how the early development of the colony was viewed from both sides of the Atlantic, using the documentary record of key figures in the Virginia Company, as well as the colonizers themselves. He paints a vivid picture of a political culture characterized by patronage, the pursuit of personal agendas and fierce grappling for factional advantage, as ‘Old World’ political behaviour was successfully transplanted to the colony. At the same time however, he shows how local concerns and identity competed with the Stuart monarchy’s attempts to centralize state affairs on the other side of the Atlantic.Roper rejects the prevailing view of the early colonisers, the Virginia Company and Crown ministers as bumbling incompetents whose mismanagement nearly caused the failure of the Jamestown project. Rather, he argues, they had a clear sense of purpose for the colony, and successfully adapted and crafted inherited political systems to a very new situation.

Between Empire And Revolution

Author : Allison Drew
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123265436
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is the first scholarly biography of Sidney Bunting. His life offers a unique perspective on the British Empire, illustrating the complex social networks and values that were carried across the world in the name of empire. The lawyer son of renowned Wesleyan social activists, Bunting was radicalised in South Africa. He was a founding member of the Communist Party and campaigned for black emancipation. Allison Drew draws on archival material which has only recently become available, including the Bunting family papers, records of Bunting's Oxford years, trial transcripts from Bunting's legal and political career, and the Comintern archives.

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