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Imperialisms : historical and literary investigations, 1500-1900

Author: Balachandra Rajan; Elizabeth Sauer
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
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"Filling a major gap in historical, literary, and post-colonial scholarship, Imperialisms examines, early identity statements and nuances of dominance of the world's major imperialisms in various theatres of competition. Developed in collaboration with leading scholars in the field, this book balances historical essays and case studies, and encourages investigations of conversant and competing imperialisms, their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Balachandra Rajan; Elizabeth Sauer
ISBN: 140396520X 9781403965202
OCLC Number: 54454738
Description: vii, 294 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Imperialisms : early modern to premodernist / Balachandra Rajan and Elizabeth Sauer --
"The ship comes well-laden" : court politics, colonialism, and cuckoldry in Gil Vicente's Auto da Índia / Shankar Raman --
Learning from Spain : the case of the Irish Moriscos / Barbara Fuchs --
"Those people far surpass us" : Gulliver, the Japanese, and the Dutch / Robert Markley --
Civilization and the problem of race : Portuguese and Italian travel narratives to India / Dorothy Figueira --
England in Moghul India : historicizing cultural difference and its discontents / Paul Stevens --
The British and the Dutch in India, 1751-99 / Florence D'Souza --
Empire as composite : the Ottoman polity and the typology of dominion / Daniel Goffman and Christopher Stroop --
The Maliki imperialism of Ahmad al-Mansur : the Moroccan invasion of Sudan, 1591 / Nabil I. Matar --
Colonial benedictions : worldly Catholics and secular priests in French Indochina / Patricia M. Pelley --
A note on "further India" / Balachandra Rajan --
"English" and French imperial designs in Canada and in a larger context / Jonathan Hart --
Displacement and anxiety : empire and opera / Linda Hutcheon and Michael Hutcheon --
Germany's "Orient" : discursive alliances of the philosopher, historian, and fiction writer / Kamakshi P. Murti --
The colonial pedagogy of imperial Germany : self-denial in the interest of the nation / Sabine Wilke --
Afterword : From empire to federation / Anthony Pagden.
Responsibility: edited by Balachandra Rajan and Elizabeth Sauer.
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"Filling a major gap in historical, literary, and post-colonial scholarship, Imperialisms examines, early identity statements and nuances of dominance of the world's major imperialisms in various theatres of competition. Developed in collaboration with leading scholars in the field, this book balances historical essays and case studies, and encourages investigations of conversant and competing imperialisms, their practices, and their rhetoric of self-justification."--Jacket.

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