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The Resource Empire of sentiment : the death of Livingstone and the myth of Victorian imperialism, Joanna Lewis (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Empire of sentiment : the death of Livingstone and the myth of Victorian imperialism, Joanna Lewis (London School of Economics and Political Science)

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Empire of sentiment : the death of Livingstone and the myth of Victorian imperialism
Title
Empire of sentiment
Title remainder
the death of Livingstone and the myth of Victorian imperialism
Statement of responsibility
Joanna Lewis (London School of Economics and Political Science)
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is the first emotional history of the British Empire. Joanna Lewis explores how David Livingstone's death tied together British imperialism and Victorian humanitarianism and inserted it into popular culture. Sacrifice and death; Superman like heroism; the devotion of Africans; the cruelty of Arab slavery; and the sufferings of the 'ordinary man', generated waves of sentimental feeling. These powerful myths, images and feelings incubated down the generations - through grand ceremonies, further exploration, humanitarianism, Christian teaching, narratives of masculine endeavour and heroic biography - inspiring colonial rule in Africa, white settler pioneers, missionaries and Africans. Empire of Sentiment demonstrates how this central African story shaped Britain's romantic perception of itself as a humane power overseas when the colonial reality fell far short. Through sentimental humanitarianism, Livingstone helped sustain a British Empire in Africa that remained profoundly Victorian, polyphonic and ideological; whilst always understood at home as proudly liberal on race.--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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1968-
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Lewis, Joanna
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Livingstone, David
  • Emotions
  • Emotions
  • Great Britain
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Empire of sentiment : the death of Livingstone and the myth of Victorian imperialism, Joanna Lewis (London School of Economics and Political Science)
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of figures -- List of maps -- Acknowledgements -- Prologue: the pathetic death of Bwana Ingeleshi. Introduction -- "A Parliament of philanthropy": the fight to bury Livingstone -- Laying to rest a Victorian myth: the "lost heart of the nation," Victorian sentimentality and the rebirth of moral imperialism -- A perfect savagery: the Livingstone martyrs and the tree of death on Africa's "highway to hell" -- The graveyard of ambition: missionary wars, bachelor colonialism and white memorials, Chitambo, 1900-1913 -- White settlers, frontier chic and colonial racism: how Livingstone's three Cs fell apart -- "The hearts of good men": 1973, the one-party state and struggle against Apartheid -- "Chains of remembrance": Livingstone, sentimental imperialism and Britain's Africa conversation, 1913-2013 -- Conclusion. Epilogue: the testimony of Pastor Manduli -- Index
Control code
ocn994477021
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxviii, 266 pages
Isbn
9781107198517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)994477021
Label
Empire of sentiment : the death of Livingstone and the myth of Victorian imperialism, Joanna Lewis (London School of Economics and Political Science)
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of figures -- List of maps -- Acknowledgements -- Prologue: the pathetic death of Bwana Ingeleshi. Introduction -- "A Parliament of philanthropy": the fight to bury Livingstone -- Laying to rest a Victorian myth: the "lost heart of the nation," Victorian sentimentality and the rebirth of moral imperialism -- A perfect savagery: the Livingstone martyrs and the tree of death on Africa's "highway to hell" -- The graveyard of ambition: missionary wars, bachelor colonialism and white memorials, Chitambo, 1900-1913 -- White settlers, frontier chic and colonial racism: how Livingstone's three Cs fell apart -- "The hearts of good men": 1973, the one-party state and struggle against Apartheid -- "Chains of remembrance": Livingstone, sentimental imperialism and Britain's Africa conversation, 1913-2013 -- Conclusion. Epilogue: the testimony of Pastor Manduli -- Index
Control code
ocn994477021
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxviii, 266 pages
Isbn
9781107198517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)994477021

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