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Exhibiting the empire : cultures of display and the British Empire

Author: John McAleer; John M MacKenzie
Publisher: Manchester, U.K. : Manchester University Press, 2017. ©2015
Series: Studies in imperialism (Manchester, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines various ways in which the Empire was displayed in Britain between the eighteenth and early twentieth centuries, looking at music, satirical prints, exploration, battles and even nascent  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John McAleer; John M MacKenzie
ISBN: 9781526118356 1526118351
OCLC Number: 1008171511
Notes: "First published by Manchester University Press in hardback 2015"--Title page verso.
Description: xii, 291 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Cultures of display and the British Empire --
John M. MacKenzie and John McAleer 1. An elite imperial vision: eighteenth-century British country houses and four-continents imagery --
Stephanie Barczewski 2. Exhibiting exploration: Captain Cook, voyages of exploration and the culture of display --
John McAleer 3. Satirical peace prints and the cartographic unconscious --
Douglas Fordham4. Sanguinary engagements: exhibiting the naval battles of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars --
Eleanor Hughes 5. Empire under glass: the British Empire and the Crystal Palace, 1851-1911 --
Jeffrey Auerbach 6. Ephemera and the British Empire --
Ashley Jackson and David Tomkins 7. Exhibiting the empire in print: the press, the publishing world and the promotion of 'Greater Britain' --
Berny Sebe 8. Exhibiting the empire at the Delhi Durbar of 1911: imperial and cultural contexts --
John M. MacKenzie 9. Elgar's Pageant of Empire, 1924: an imperial leitmotiv --
Nalini Ghuman 10. Representing 'Our Island Sultanate' in London and Zanzibar: cross-currents in educating imperial publics --
Sarah Longair --
Index.
Series Title: Studies in imperialism (Manchester, England)
Responsibility: edited by John McAleer and John M. MacKenzie.

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