Ten Books That Shaped the British Empire

Ten Books That Shaped the British Empire

Combining insights from imperial studies and transnational book history, this provocative collection opens new vistas on both fields through ten accessible essays, each devoted to a single book.

Author: Antoinette Burton

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822375920

Category: History

Page: 296

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Combining insights from imperial studies and transnational book history, this provocative collection opens new vistas on both fields through ten accessible essays, each devoted to a single book. Contributors revisit well-known works associated with the British empire, including Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, Thomas Macaulay's History of England, Charles Pearson's National Life and Character, and Robert Baden-Powell's Scouting for Boys. They explore anticolonial texts in which authors such as C. L. R. James and Mohandas K. Gandhi chipped away at the foundations of imperial authority, and they introduce books that may be less familiar to students of empire. Taken together, the essays reveal the dynamics of what the editors call an "imperial commons," a lively, empire-wide print culture. They show that neither empire nor book were stable, self-evident constructs. Each helped to legitimize the other. Contributors. Tony Ballantyne, Elleke Boehmer, Catherine Hall, Isabel Hofmeyr, Aaron Kamugisha, Marilyn Lake, Charlotte Macdonald, Derek Peterson, Mrinalini Sinha, Tridip Suhrud, André du Toit
Categories: History

The Global Histories of Books

The Global Histories of Books

Burton and Hofmeyr, Ten Books that Shaped the British Empire, p. 11.
Cannadine, Ornamentalism, p. 122. Also, P. D. Morgan, 'Encounters between
British and “Indigenous” Peoples', c.1500–c.1800', in Empire and Others: British
Encounters ...

Author: Elleke Boehmer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319513348

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 334

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This book is an edited volume of essays that showcases how books played a crucial role in making and materialising histories of travel, scientific exchanges, translation, and global markets from the late-eighteenth century to the present. While existing book historical practice is overly dependent on models of the local and the national, we suggest that approaching the book as a cross-region, travelling – and therefore global- object offers new approaches and methodologies for a study in global perspective. By thus studying the book in its transnational and inter-imperial, textual, inter-textual and material dimensions, this collection will highlight its key role in making possible a global imagination, shaped by networks of print material, readers, publishers and translators.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A History of the British Isles

A History of the British Isles

10 Andrew S. Thompson (2000), Imperial Britain: The Empire in British Politics, c.
... in Antoinette M. Burton and Isabel Hofmeyr (eds), Ten Books That Shaped the
British Empire: Creating an Imperial Commons, Durham: Duke University Press, ...

Author: Kenneth L. Campbell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474216692

Category: History

Page: 480

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CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2017 A History of the British Isles is a balanced and integrated political, social, cultural and religious history of the British Isles in all its complexity, exploring the constantly evolving dialogue and relationship between the past and the present. A wide range of topics and questions are addressed for each period and territory discussed, including England's Wars of the Roses of the 15th century and their influence on court politics during the 16th century; Ireland's Rebellion of 1798, the Potato Famine of the 1840s and the Easter Rising of 1916; the two World Wars and the Great Depression; British cultural and social change during the 1960s; and the history and future of the British Isles in the present day. Kenneth Campbell integrates the histories of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales by exploring common themes and drawing on comparative examples, while also demonstrating how those histories are different, making this a genuinely integrated text. Campbell's approach allows readers to appreciate the history of the British Isles not just for its own sake, but for the purposes of understanding our current political divisions, our world and ourselves.
Categories: History

History and present state of the British empire

History and present state of the British empire

British Empire. Chambers ' s Narrative Series of Standard Reading Books :
MASSRS CHAMBERS can recommend with the utmost confidence this series of
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Author: British Empire

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590118735

Category:

Page: 336

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The British Empire Series

The British Empire Series

Containing ' The Indian Song of Songs ' from the Sanskrit , two books from « The
Iliad of India , ' and other Oriental Poems . ... In Ten Books . With 4 Illustrations by
Paul WOODROFFE . Engraved on Wood by Miss C . HOUSMAX . Printed by the ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044024344772

Category: Great Britain

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Categories: Great Britain

The British Empire as a World Power

The British Empire as a World Power

The essays redefine Great Britain as a world power and reinterpret the tensions that underpinned its grand strategy during its imperial heyday: between sea power and land power, Continental and imperial commitment, core and periphery and ...

Author: Edward Ingram

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0714651516

Category: Political Science

Page: 282

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These ten studies analyse the steps of the formation dance the British danced in the Middle Eastern international system from the late 18th Century to the outbreak of the Cold War.
Categories: Political Science

Ten Cities that Made an Empire

Ten Cities that Made an Empire

Here Tristram Hunt examines the stories and defining ideas of ten of the most important: Boston, Bridgetown, Dublin, Cape Town, Calcutta, Hong Kong, Bombay, Melbourne, New Delhi, and twentieth-century Liverpool.

Author: Tristram Hunt

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141957531

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 228

From Tristram Hunt, award-winning author of The Frock-Coated Communist and leading UK politician, Ten Cities that Made an Empire presents a new approach to Britain's imperial past through the cities that epitomised it The final embers of the British Empire are dying, but its legacy remains in the lives and structures of the cities which it shaped. Here Tristram Hunt examines the stories and defining ideas of ten of the most important: Boston, Bridgetown, Dublin, Cape Town, Calcutta, Hong Kong, Bombay, Melbourne, New Delhi, and twentieth-century Liverpool. Rejecting binary views of the British Empire as 'very good' or 'very bad', Hunt uses an exceptional array of primary accounts and personal reflection to chart the processes of exchange and adaptation that collectively shaped the colonial experience - and, in turn, transformed the culture, economy and identity of the British Isles. TRISTRAM HUNT is one of Britain's best known historians. Since 2010 he has been the MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central, and in October 2013 was made Shadow Secretary of State for Education. He is a senior lecturer in British history at Queen Mary, University of London, and has written numerous series for radio and television. He is also a regular contributor to the Times, Guardian and Observer. His previous books include The English Civil War at First Hand, Building Jerusalem, and The Frock-Coated Communist: The Revolutionary Life of Friedrich Engels, which was published in more than a dozen languages. Praise for The Frock-Coated Communist: 'Beautifully written and consistently engaging' - Independent 'An excellent book ... Hunt has a mastery of 19th-century British culture and European political thought' - Robert Service, Sunday Times 'Thoughtful and engaging' - Telegraph Review
Categories: History

British Books

British Books

SET OF TEN MAPS . PRICE 15s , NET . Any of the Maps in the above Sets may
be obtained separately on Metal Ledges . Price 1s . 6d . net . Set 3. BRITISH
EMPIRE . In preparation . LIST OF THE SERIES . 1 , Europe . 2. British Isles in
relation ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112109762234

Category: Bibliography

Page:

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Categories: Bibliography

Shameful Flight

Shameful Flight

Ranging from the fall of Singapore in 1942 to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948, this text provides a vivid behind-the-scenes look at Britain's decision to divest itself from the crown jewel of its empire.

Author: Stanley A. Wolpert

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195393941

Category: History

Page: 238

View: 659

Ranging from the fall of Singapore in 1942 to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948, this text provides a vivid behind-the-scenes look at Britain's decision to divest itself from the crown jewel of its empire. Wolpert, a leading authority on Indian history, paints memorable portraits of all the key participants.
Categories: History

Cities of Empire

Cities of Empire

Avoiding the binary verdict of empire as "good" or "bad," he traces the collaboration of cultures and traditions that produced these influential urban centers, the work of an army of administrators, officers, entrepreneurs, slaves, and ...

Author: Tristram Hunt

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 9780805096002

Category: History

Page: 544

View: 747

An original history of the most enduring colonial creation, the city, explored through ten portraits of powerful urban centers the British Empire left in its wake At its peak, the British Empire was an urban civilization of epic proportions, leaving behind a network of cities which now stand as the economic and cultural powerhouses of the twenty-first century. In a series of ten vibrant urban biographies that stretch from the shores of Puritan Boston to Dublin, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Liverpool, and beyond, acclaimed historian Tristram Hunt demonstrates that urbanism is in fact the most lasting of Britain's imperial legacies. Combining historical scholarship, cultural criticism, and personal reportage, Hunt offers a new history of empire, excavated from architecture and infrastructure, from housing and hospitals, sewers and statues, prisons and palaces. Avoiding the binary verdict of empire as "good" or "bad," he traces the collaboration of cultures and traditions that produced these influential urban centers, the work of an army of administrators, officers, entrepreneurs, slaves, and renegades. In these ten cities, Hunt shows, we also see the changing faces of British colonial settlement: a haven for religious dissenters, a lucrative slave-trading post, a center of global hegemony. Lively, authoritative, and eye-opening, Cities of Empire makes a crucial new contribution to the history of colonialism.
Categories: History

The illustrated history of the British empire in India and the East to the suppression of the Sepoy mutiny in 1859 With a continuation by another author to the end of 1878

The illustrated history of the British empire in India and the East     to the suppression of the Sepoy mutiny in 1859  With a continuation  by another author  to the end of 1878

The men thus village folk every ten years . ... It is true that higher school - books
Any resistance to the work of re - allotment in Assamese are rare , but a really
literate is sternly checked by a combination of ... HISTORY OF THE BRITISH
EMPIRE.

Author: Edward Henry Nolan

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555077889

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A Family Tour Through the British Empire

A Family Tour Through the British Empire

is a grand apartment , two hundred and ten feet long , eighty - one broad , and
forty high . It contains a valuable collection of upwards of eighty thousand
volumes of books , admirably arranged . It is also adorned ... formed to go with
them to the Rotunda , a place of public diversion in imitation of Ranelagh . The
profits of this ...

Author: Priscilla Wakefield

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435050464692

Category: Great Britain

Page: 477

View: 791

Categories: Great Britain

The British Empire in the Nineteenth Century

The British Empire in the Nineteenth Century

Its Progress and Expansion at Home and Abroad, Comprising a Description and
History of the British Colonies and ... He was , in mid - life and in his later days ,
known as an amiable man , a lover of philosophy and books , and he died in April
... It is needless to dwell on the marriage connections formed by the Queen ' s
children . ... Ten years after the death of the Prince Consort , the Prince of Wales ...

Author: Edgar Sanderson

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105014865104

Category: Great Britain

Page: 30

View: 455

Categories: Great Britain

History of the British Empire

History of the British Empire

The Battle of Agincourt lasted only three hours , during which ten thousand
Frenchmen fell . Of this ... This formed the only notable event of the war during the
year that followed Agincourt . ... who drank sack with Prince Henry , found his
truest pleasure in books , and clung with especial love to the books of John de
Wycliffe .

Author: William Francis Collier

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HNZUA6

Category: Great Britain

Page: 531

View: 567

Categories: Great Britain

The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly

Per dozen , $ 1.00 . ROYAL STAR COPY BOOKS . In ten books . Per dozen , $
1.00 . Royal Graduated Drawing Cards . In seven packets ... The Geography of
the British Empire .. No. 7. ... Simple Lessons on the Size and Shape of the World
. 2.

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105015558161

Category: American literature

Page:

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Categories: American literature

A Descriptive and Statistical Account of the British Empire

A Descriptive and Statistical Account of the British Empire

They are then arranged , paged , and inserted in books for reference . ... In ten
months from the date of registration the entry of any marriage , birth , or death can
generally , on the mere mention of the name , without intimation of the exact date
 ...

Author: John Ramsay McCulloch

Publisher:

ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000231895

Category: Great Britain

Page:

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Categories: Great Britain

The Greatness of the British Empire Traced to Its Sources

The Greatness of the British Empire Traced to Its Sources

... modern poisons in the shape of port and sherry , because the Scriptures
recommend the vine and the pure juice of the ... Novels are the fictions of finite
minds : Creation reveals the ten thousand thousand glorious conceptions of the
infinite ...

Author: Benjamin Parsons

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0020422891

Category: Great Britain

Page:

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Categories: Great Britain

The Rise of Gay Rights and the Fall of the British Empire

The Rise of Gay Rights and the Fall of the British Empire

The perspectives we developed in these books led me to write Fundamentalism
in American Religion and Law: ... for more than ten years at the New York
University School of Law and with whom I coauthored The Deepening Darkness.

Author: David A. J. Richards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107037953

Category: Law

Page: 280

View: 348

This book argues that there is an important connection between ethical resistance to British imperialism and the ethical discovery of gay rights. By closely examining the roots of liberal resistance in Britain and resistance to patriarchy in the United States, this book shows that fighting the demands of patriarchal manhood and womanhood plays an important role in countering imperialism. Advocates of feminism and gay rights (in particular, the Bloomsbury Group in Britain) play an important public function in the criticism of imperialism because they resist the gender binary's role in rationalizing sexism and homophobia in both public and private life. The connection between the rise of gay rights and the fall of empire illuminates larger questions of the meaning of democracy and of universal human rights as shared human values that have appeared since World War II. The book also casts doubt on the thesis that arguments for gay rights must be extrinsic to democracy, and that they must reflect Western, as opposed to "African" or "Asian," values. To the contrary, gay rights arise from within liberal democracy, and its critics polemically use such opposition to cover and rationalize their own failures of democracy.
Categories: Law

The Army Book for the British Empire

The Army Book for the British Empire

In every battalion classes are formed during the winter months for the instruction
of non - commissioned officers in field skatching . ... In peace time there are ten
pioneers to a battalion under the charge of a sergeant ; in war time the number is
increased to eighteen . ... taught riding and driving with the Army Service Corps
or their own regiments , and their names borne on the books as “ instructed men .

Author: William Howley Goodenough

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433006972255

Category: Great Britain

Page: 612

View: 129

Oversigt over Det Britiske Imperiums hærstyrker omkring 1890'erne, deres udvikling, organisation, garnisonering og opgaver under fredsforhold og under krig
Categories: Great Britain