Edge of Empire

Edge of Empire

Lives, Culture, and Conquest in the East, 1750-1850

Book - 2005 | 1st ed.
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A mansion filled with Western art in the center of old Calcutta, the Mughal emperor's letters in an archive in the French Alps, the names of Italian adventurers scratched into the walls of Egyptian temples. In this book, Jasanoff delves into the stories behind vestiges such as these to uncover the lives of people who lived on the frontiers of the British Empire during a pivotal century of its formation. She traces the exploits of collectors to tell an intimate history of imperialism, offering a fresh account of European imperialism that challenges received wisdom about how imperial power was asserted in Asia and the Middle East. This book enters a world where people lived, loved, mingled, and identified with one another in ways richer and more complex than we might have believed possible.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781400041671
1400041678
Branch Call Number: 909.0971 JASANOF
Characteristics: ix, 404 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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