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Missionary writing and empire, 1800-1860

Author: Anna Johnston
Publisher: Cambridge, England ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Series: Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture, 38.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Johnston analyses missionary writing under the aegis of the British Empire and argues that missionaries occupied ambiguous positions in colonial cultures, caught between religous and imperial interests.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Johnston
ISBN: 0521826993 9780521826990
OCLC Number: 51342405
Description: xii, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The British Empire, colonialism, and missionary activity --
Gender, domesticity, and colonial evangelisation --
Empire, India, and evangelisation --
Missionary writing in India --
Imperialism, suffragism, and nationalism --
Polynesian missions and the European imaginary --
Missionary writing in Polynesia --
The Australian colonies and empire --
Missionary writing in Australia --
Conclusion: missionary writing, the imperial archive and postcolonial politics.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture, 38.
Responsibility: Anna Johnston.
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Johnston analyses missionary writing under the aegis of the British Empire and argues that missionaries occupied ambiguous positions in colonial cultures, caught between religous and imperial interests.

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