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Ornamentalism : how the British saw their empire

Author: David Cannadine
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2002, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ornamentalism is a vividly evocative account of a vanished era, a major reassessment of Britain and its imperial past, and a trenchant and disturbing analysis of what it means to be a post-imperial nation today.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Cannadine
ISBN: 019515794X 9780195157949
OCLC Number: 51212786
Notes: "First Oxford University Press paperback, 2002"--t.p. verso.
Originally published: Oxford University Press, 2001.
Description: xxiv, 263, [1] pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: pt. one. Beginnings : Prologue --
Precursors --
pt. two. Localities : Dominions --
India --
Colonies --
Mandates --
pt. three. Generalities : Honours --
Monarchs --
Perspectives --
Limitations --
Part four : Endings : Dissolution --
Epilogue --
Appendix: An imperial childhood?
Responsibility: David Cannadine.

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Ornamentalism is a vividly evocative account of a vanished era, a major reassessment of Britain and its imperial past, and a trenchant and disturbing analysis of what it means to be a post-imperial nation today.

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