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The Resource Evaluating empire and confronting colonialism in eighteenth-century Britain, Jack P. Greene, (electronic resource)

Evaluating empire and confronting colonialism in eighteenth-century Britain, Jack P. Greene, (electronic resource)

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Evaluating empire and confronting colonialism in eighteenth-century Britain
Title
Evaluating empire and confronting colonialism in eighteenth-century Britain
Statement of responsibility
Jack P. Greene
Title variation
Evaluating Empire & Confronting Colonialism in Eighteenth-Century Britain
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This volume comprehensively examines how metropolitan Britons spoke and wrote about the British Empire during the short eighteenth century, from about 1730 to 1790. The work argues that following several decades of largely uncritical celebration of the empire as a vibrant commercial entity that had made Britain prosperous and powerful, a growing familiarity with the character of overseas territories and their inhabitants during and after the Seven Years' War produced a substantial critique of empire. This critique evolved out of a widespread revulsion against the behaviours exhibited by Britons overseas and built on a language of 'otherness' that metropolitans had used since the beginning of overseas expansion to describe its participants, the societies and polities that Britons abroad constructed in their new habitats. It used the languages of humanity and justice as standards to evaluate and condemn the behaviours of both overseas Britons and subaltern people in the British Empire, whether in India, the Americas, Africa or Ireland.--
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Greene, Jack P
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Imperialism
  • Discourse analysis
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Evaluating empire and confronting colonialism in eighteenth-century Britain, Jack P. Greene, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139343831
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Publication
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online resource
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : "Scene of a foul transaction" : the languages of empire and the Carib War in St. Vincent -- "The principal cornucopia of Great-Britain's wealth" : the languages of commerce, liberty, security, and maritime supremacy and the celebration of empire -- Outposts of "loose vagrant people" : the language of alterity in the construction of empire -- "A fabric at once the dread and wonder of the world" : the languages of imperial grandeur, liberty, commerce, humanity, and justice and the American challenge to empire -- Arenas of "Asiatic plunder" : the languages of humanity and justice and the excesses of empire in India -- Sites of Creolean despotism : the languages of humanity and justice and the critique of colonial slavery and the African slave trade -- "A fruitless, bloody, wasting war" : the languages of imperial grandeur, liberty, humanity, and commerce in the American conflict -- "This voraginous gulph of Hibernian dependence" : the languages of oppression, corruption, justice, liberty, and humanity and the identification of imperial excesses in Ireland -- A "shadow of our former glory"? : The discussion of empire in the wake of American secession -- Epilogue : "Against every principle of justice, humanity, and whatever is allowed to be right among mankind" : standards of humanity and the evaluation of empire
Control code
CR9781139343831
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 385 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107682986
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)841809956
Label
Evaluating empire and confronting colonialism in eighteenth-century Britain, Jack P. Greene, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139343831
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : "Scene of a foul transaction" : the languages of empire and the Carib War in St. Vincent -- "The principal cornucopia of Great-Britain's wealth" : the languages of commerce, liberty, security, and maritime supremacy and the celebration of empire -- Outposts of "loose vagrant people" : the language of alterity in the construction of empire -- "A fabric at once the dread and wonder of the world" : the languages of imperial grandeur, liberty, commerce, humanity, and justice and the American challenge to empire -- Arenas of "Asiatic plunder" : the languages of humanity and justice and the excesses of empire in India -- Sites of Creolean despotism : the languages of humanity and justice and the critique of colonial slavery and the African slave trade -- "A fruitless, bloody, wasting war" : the languages of imperial grandeur, liberty, humanity, and commerce in the American conflict -- "This voraginous gulph of Hibernian dependence" : the languages of oppression, corruption, justice, liberty, and humanity and the identification of imperial excesses in Ireland -- A "shadow of our former glory"? : The discussion of empire in the wake of American secession -- Epilogue : "Against every principle of justice, humanity, and whatever is allowed to be right among mankind" : standards of humanity and the evaluation of empire
Control code
CR9781139343831
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 385 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107682986
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)841809956

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