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The Resource Edge of Empire : conquest and collecting in the east 1750-1850, Maya Jasanoff

Edge of Empire : conquest and collecting in the east 1750-1850, Maya Jasanoff

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Edge of Empire : conquest and collecting in the east 1750-1850
Title
Edge of Empire
Title remainder
conquest and collecting in the east 1750-1850
Statement of responsibility
Maya Jasanoff
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Talented historian Maya Jasanoff offers an alternative history of the British Empire. It is not about conquest - but rather a collection of startling and fascinating personal accounts of cross-cultural exchange from those who found themselves on the edges of Empire. A Palladian mansion filled with Western art in the centre of old Calcutta, the Mughal Emperor's letters in an archive in the French Alps, the names of Italian adventurers scratched into the walls of Egyptian temples: in this imaginative book, Maya Jasanoff delves into the stories behind artefacts like these to uncover the lives of collectors in India and Egypt who lived on the frontiers of European empire. 'Edge of Empire' traces their exploits to tell an intimate history of imperialism. Written and researched on four continents, 'Edge of Empire' tells a story about the making of European empires, ones that break away from the grand narratives of power, exploitation, and resistance, to delve into the personal dimensions of imperialism. She asks what people brought to imperial frontiers and what they took away, and what motives drove them, whether ambition, opportunism, curiosity or greed. This rich and compelling book enters a world where people lived, loved and died, and identified with each other across cultures much more than our prejudices about 'Empire' might suggest--
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1974-
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Jasanoff, Maya
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Collectors and collecting
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Material culture
  • Material culture
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Edge of Empire : conquest and collecting in the east 1750-1850, Maya Jasanoff
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Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Fourth Estate, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17382634
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
ix, 404 pages
Isbn
9780007180110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)768489431
Label
Edge of Empire : conquest and collecting in the east 1750-1850, Maya Jasanoff
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Fourth Estate, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17382634
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
ix, 404 pages
Isbn
9780007180110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)768489431

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