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The Resource Britain's imperial muse : the Classics, Imperialism, and the Indian Empire, 1784-1914, Christopher Hagerman, (electronic book)

Britain's imperial muse : the Classics, Imperialism, and the Indian Empire, 1784-1914, Christopher Hagerman, (electronic book)

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Britain's imperial muse : the Classics, Imperialism, and the Indian Empire, 1784-1914
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Britain's imperial muse
Title remainder
the Classics, Imperialism, and the Indian Empire, 1784-1914
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Hagerman
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Britain's Imperial Muse explores the classics' contribution to British imperialism and to the experience of empire in India through the long 19th century. It reveals the classics role as a foundational source for positive conceptions of empire and a rhetorical arsenal used by commentators to justify conquest and domination, especially of India.
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Hagerman, Christopher
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index present
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non fiction
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  • British
  • Classicism
  • Discourse analysis
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Imperialism
  • India
  • Great Britain
  • India
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
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Located at the intersection of British imperial and cultural history, and classical reception studies, Britain's Imperial Muse explores the classics' contribution to Britain's culture of imperialism and to the experience of empire in India through the long nineteenth century. Dismissing grammar-grind stereotypes, this study argues that classical education left powerful images of empire in many students destined to play a part in Britain's imperial drama; and that these classically founded images constituted a key pillar of British imperial identity. But it simultaneously acknowledges the classics' role as a rhetorical arsenal used and abused by commentators to justify imperial domination, particularly of India. In its final act, the book follows the classics to India, where they provided knowledge of Indian civilization, defined and maintained the cultural solidarity of the imperial elite, entrenched the 'difference' of Indians, and helped Britons cope with the social, physical, and cultural alienations of life in India
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Britain's imperial muse : the Classics, Imperialism, and the Indian Empire, 1784-1914, Christopher Hagerman, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
includes bibliographical references (p. 238-259) and index
Contents
Acknowledgements 1. Introduction 2. Classical Education and Britain's Imperial Elite 3. Empires and Imperialism in British Classical Discourse 4. Classical Discourse and British Imperial Identity: the Nature of Empire 5. Classical Discourse and British Imperial Identity: the Civilizing Mission 6. Classical Discourse and British Imperial Identity: the Imperial Character 7. Classical Discourse and the Decline and Fall of Empires 8. Classical Discourse and British Conceptions of India 9. Classical Discourse in British India I: Coping with Life in India 10. Classical Discourse in British India II: Secret Knowledge 11. Conclusion References Endnotes
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9781137316424
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x, 266 p.
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electronic
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Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
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9781137328397
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Label
Britain's imperial muse : the Classics, Imperialism, and the Indian Empire, 1784-1914, Christopher Hagerman, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
includes bibliographical references (p. 238-259) and index
Contents
Acknowledgements 1. Introduction 2. Classical Education and Britain's Imperial Elite 3. Empires and Imperialism in British Classical Discourse 4. Classical Discourse and British Imperial Identity: the Nature of Empire 5. Classical Discourse and British Imperial Identity: the Civilizing Mission 6. Classical Discourse and British Imperial Identity: the Imperial Character 7. Classical Discourse and the Decline and Fall of Empires 8. Classical Discourse and British Conceptions of India 9. Classical Discourse in British India I: Coping with Life in India 10. Classical Discourse in British India II: Secret Knowledge 11. Conclusion References Endnotes
Control code
9781137316424
Extent
x, 266 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9781137328397
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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