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The Resource The alchemy of empire : abject materials and the technologies of colonialism, Rajani Sudan, (electronic resource)

The alchemy of empire : abject materials and the technologies of colonialism, Rajani Sudan, (electronic resource)

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The alchemy of empire : abject materials and the technologies of colonialism
Title
The alchemy of empire
Title remainder
abject materials and the technologies of colonialism
Statement of responsibility
Rajani Sudan
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Alchemy of Empire unravels the non-European origins of Enlightenment science. Focusing on the abject materials of empire-building, this study traces the genealogies of substances like mud, mortar, ice, and paper, as well as forms of knowledge like inoculation. Showing how East India Company employees deployed the paradigm of alchemy in order to make sense of the new worlds they confronted, Rajani Sudan argues that the Enlightenment was born largely out of Europe's (and Britain's) sense of insecurity and inferiority in the early modern world. Plumbing the depths of the imperial archive, Sudan uncovers the history of the British Enlightenment in the literary artifacts of the long eighteenth century, from the correspondence of the East India Company and the papers of the Royal Society to the poetry of Alexander Pope and the novels of Jane Austen.--
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Sudan, Rajani
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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JSTOR (Organization)
Series statement
JSTOR eBooks
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  • Technology transfer
  • Enlightenment
  • Technology in literature
  • Imperialism
  • Europe
  • Great Britain
Label
The alchemy of empire : abject materials and the technologies of colonialism, Rajani Sudan, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt1bmzm2s
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Introduction: Mud, Mortar, and Empire; 1. The Alchemy of Empire; 2. Mortar and the Making of Madras; 3. Ice and the Production of British Climate; 4. Inoculation and the Limits of British Imperialism; 5. ""Plaisters,"" Paper, and the Labor of Letters; Epilogue; Acknowledg ments; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ybp12948694
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (223 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
9780823270675
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1bn6snj
System control number
(OCoLC)930364393
Label
The alchemy of empire : abject materials and the technologies of colonialism, Rajani Sudan, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt1bmzm2s
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Introduction: Mud, Mortar, and Empire; 1. The Alchemy of Empire; 2. Mortar and the Making of Madras; 3. Ice and the Production of British Climate; 4. Inoculation and the Limits of British Imperialism; 5. ""Plaisters,"" Paper, and the Labor of Letters; Epilogue; Acknowledg ments; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ybp12948694
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (223 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
9780823270675
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1bn6snj
System control number
(OCoLC)930364393

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