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From plunder to preservation : Britain and the heritage of empire, c.1800-1940

Author: Astrid Swenson; Peter Mandler
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013
Series: Proceedings of the British Academy, 187
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book looks at the effect of the British Empire on the cultures and civilisations of the peoples it ruled by considering the impact of empire on the idea of 'heritage'. Case studies and  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Astrid Swenson; Peter Mandler
ISBN: 9780197265413 0197265413
OCLC Number: 857880832
Description: xii, 304 s. : illustrations
Contents: PART I: INTRODUCTION ; 1. The Heritage of Empire ; PART II: THE CLASSICAL WORLD ; 2. Of Doubtful Antiquity ; 3. Officers and Gentlemen? Roman Britain and the British Empire ; 4. Unity out of Diversity? The Making of a Modern Christian Monument in Anglo-Egyptian Sudan ; PART III: THE BIBLICAL WORLD ; 5. Unholy Water: Archaeology, the Bible, and the First Aswan Dam ; 6. The Cotswolds in Jerusalem: Restoration and Empire ; PART IV: EMPIRES AND CIVILISATIONS ; 7. Remaking the Native in the South Pacific, South-East Asia and Southern Africa ; 8. Monument Preservation and the Vexing Question of Religious Structures in Colonial India ; 9. Representing Ancient Egypt at Imperial High Noon (1882-1922): Egyptological Careers and Artistic Allegories of Civilization' ; PART V: THE NEW WORLD ; 10. Publication as Preservation at a Remote Maya Site in the Early Twentieth Century ; 11. Plunder or Preservation? Negotiating an Anglo-American Heritage in the Later Nineteenth Century in the Old World and the New: Shakespeare's Birthplace, Niagara Fall and Carlyle's House ; 12. Dying Americans: Race, Extinction and Conservation in the New World
Series Title: Proceedings of the British Academy, 187


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