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August 2010



This book considers the controversy caused by 'nabobs', and the debate regarding British identity and British imperialism in the late eighteenth century.


Introduction: an imperial footprint; 1. An India of the mind: enlightenment and empire in eighteenth-century South Asia; 2. 'Flesh and blood cannot bear it': private lives and imperial taxonomies in late eighteenth-century British India; 3. The nabob controversy: debating global imperialism in the public sphere; 4. Imperial clutter: the nabob controversy and the public sphere; 5. Nabobinas: gender, luxury, race, and empire; Conclusion; Bibliography.


Tillman W. Nechtman is Assistant Professor of British and British Imperial History at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. He is the author of numerous articles on British imperial history.


Review of the hardback: 'Well researched and lucidly written, the book is a pleasure to read, and is perhaps particularly useful for readers who are newcomers to the primary and secondary literature of Britons' ideas about India and who seek a solid introduction to some of the cultural influences of the empire within Britain. It is also a handy synthesis of recent work on travel, race, and empire with a special focus on East India.' English Historical Review Review of the hardback: '... thorough and sparkling study of imperial discontents ...' Kathleen Wilson, Journal of British Studies
EAN: 9780521763530
ISBN: 0521763533
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2010
Format: gebunden
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