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Alibis of empire : Henry Maine and the ends of liberal imperialism

Author: Karuna Mantena
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the origins, and afterlife of late imperial ideology. This title challenges the idea that Victorian empire was legitimated by liberal notions of progress and civilization. It examines how  Read more...

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Named Person: Henry Sumner Maine; Henry Sumner Maine; Henry Sumner Maine; Henry Sumner Maine
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karuna Mantena
ISBN: 9780691128160 0691128162
OCLC Number: 327637291
Awards: Commended for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2010.
Description: x, 269 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Ideological origins of indirect rule --
The Crisis of liberal imperialism --
Inventing traditional society : empire and the origins of social theory --
Codification in the east and west --
The Nineteenth-century debate on property --
Native society in crisis : conceptual foundations of indirect rule --
Liberalism and empire reconsidered
Other Titles: Henry Maine and the ends of liberal imperialism
Responsibility: Karuna Mantena.

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One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2010 "Mantena carefully situates [Henry] Maine in political debates of the Britain of his time. Her study features excellent accounts of the luminaries Read more...

 
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