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The Resource Taming the imperial imagination : colonial knowledge, international relations, and the Anglo-Afghan encounter, 1808-1878, Martin J. Bayly, (electronic resource)

Taming the imperial imagination : colonial knowledge, international relations, and the Anglo-Afghan encounter, 1808-1878, Martin J. Bayly, (electronic resource)

Label
Taming the imperial imagination : colonial knowledge, international relations, and the Anglo-Afghan encounter, 1808-1878
Title
Taming the imperial imagination
Title remainder
colonial knowledge, international relations, and the Anglo-Afghan encounter, 1808-1878
Statement of responsibility
Martin J. Bayly
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Taming the Imperial Imagination marks a novel intervention into the debate on empire and international relations, and offers a new perspective on nineteenth-century Anglo-Afghan relations. Martin J. Bayly shows how, throughout the nineteenth century, the British Empire in India sought to understand and control its peripheries through the use of colonial knowledge. Addressing the fundamental question of what Afghanistan itself meant to the British at the time, he draws on extensive archival research to show how knowledge of Afghanistan was built, refined and warped by an evolving colonial state. This knowledge informed policy choices and cast Afghanistan in a separate legal and normative universe. Beginning with the disorganised exploits of nineteenth-century explorers and ending with the cold strategic logic of the militarised 'scientific frontier', this book tracks the nineteenth-century origins of contemporary policy 'expertise' and the forms of knowledge that inform interventions in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere today.--
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Provided by publisher
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UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1984-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bayly, Martin J.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Public opinion
  • Imperialism
  • Colonists
  • Afghan Wars
  • Afghanistan
  • Great Britain
  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
Label
Taming the imperial imagination : colonial knowledge, international relations, and the Anglo-Afghan encounter, 1808-1878, Martin J. Bayly, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316339176
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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
Part I. Knowledge -- 1. Early European explorers of Afghanistan -- 2. Knowledge entrepreneurs -- Part II. Policy -- 3. "Information... information" : Anglo-Afghan relations in the 1830s -- 4. Contestation and closure : rationalising the Afghan polity -- Part III. Exception -- 5. The emergence of a violent geography, 1842-1853 -- 6. Overcoming exception, 1853-1857 -- 7. "Science" and sentiment : the era of frontier management, 1857-1878 -- Appendix 1: Afghanistan's Ethnic Groups -- Appendix 2: Tribes of the Pashtun Ethnic Group -- Appendix 3: European Explorers of Afghanistan in Chronological Order, 1793-1839 -- Appendix 4: European Explorers of Afghanistan 1843-1878 -- Appendix 5: The Elphinstone Map -- Glossary
Control code
CR9781316339176
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 334 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
9781107542679
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)972092277
Label
Taming the imperial imagination : colonial knowledge, international relations, and the Anglo-Afghan encounter, 1808-1878, Martin J. Bayly, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316339176
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
Part I. Knowledge -- 1. Early European explorers of Afghanistan -- 2. Knowledge entrepreneurs -- Part II. Policy -- 3. "Information... information" : Anglo-Afghan relations in the 1830s -- 4. Contestation and closure : rationalising the Afghan polity -- Part III. Exception -- 5. The emergence of a violent geography, 1842-1853 -- 6. Overcoming exception, 1853-1857 -- 7. "Science" and sentiment : the era of frontier management, 1857-1878 -- Appendix 1: Afghanistan's Ethnic Groups -- Appendix 2: Tribes of the Pashtun Ethnic Group -- Appendix 3: European Explorers of Afghanistan in Chronological Order, 1793-1839 -- Appendix 4: European Explorers of Afghanistan 1843-1878 -- Appendix 5: The Elphinstone Map -- Glossary
Control code
CR9781316339176
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 334 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
9781107542679
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)972092277

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