Imperial Sceptics

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Author: Gregory Claeys
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139492551
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Category : Political Science
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Imperial Sceptics

by Gregory Claeys, Imperial Sceptics Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Imperial Sceptics books, Imperial Sceptics provides a highly original analysis of the emergence of opposition to the British Empire from 1850–1920. Departing from existing accounts, which have focused upon the Boer War and the writings of John Hobson, Gregory Claeys proposes a new chronology for the contours of resistance to imperial expansion. Claeys locates the impetus for such opposition in the late 1850s with the British followers of Auguste Comte. Tracing critical strands of anti-imperial thought through to the First World War, Claeys then scrutinises the full spectrum of socialist writings from the early 1880s onwards, revealing a fundamental division over whether a new conception of 'socialist imperialism' could appeal to the electorate and satisfy economic demands. Based upon extensive archival research, and utilising rare printed sources, Imperial Sceptics will prove a major contribution to our understanding of nineteenth-century political thought, shedding new light on theories of nationalism, patriotism, the state and religion.


Time S Monster

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Author: Priya Satia
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674250559
Size: 80.99 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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Time S Monster

by Priya Satia, Time S Monster Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Time S Monster books, An award-winning author reconsiders the role of historians in political debate. For generations, British thinkers told the history of an empire whose story was still very much in the making. While they wrote of conquest, imperial rule in India, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean was consolidated. While they described the development of imperial governance, rebellions were brutally crushed. As they reimagined empire during the two world wars, decolonization was compromised. Priya Satia shows how these historians not only interpreted the major political events of their time but also shaped the future that followed. Satia makes clear that historical imagination played a significant role in the unfolding of empire. History emerged as a mode of ethics in the modern period, endowing historians from John Stuart Mill to Winston Churchill with outsized policymaking power. At key moments in Satia’s telling, we find Britons warding off guilty conscience by recourse to particular notions of history, especially those that spotlighted great men helpless before the will of Providence. Braided with this story is an account of alternative visions articulated by anticolonial thinkers such as William Blake, Mahatma Gandhi, and E. P. Thompson. By the mid-twentieth century, their approaches had reshaped the discipline of history and the ethics that came with it. Time’s Monster demonstrates the dramatic consequences of writing history today as much as in the past. Against the backdrop of enduring global inequalities, debates about reparations, and the crisis in the humanities, Satia’s is an urgent moral voice.


Shyamji Krishnavarma

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Author: Harald Fischer-Tiné
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317562496
Size: 76.17 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
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Shyamji Krishnavarma

by Harald Fischer-Tiné, Shyamji Krishnavarma Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Shyamji Krishnavarma books, This book is the first critical biography on Shyamji Krishnavarma — scholar, journalist and national revolutionary who lived in exile outside India from 1897 to 1930. His ideas were crucial in the creation of an extremist wing of anti-imperial nationalism. The work delves into a fascinating range of issues such as colonialism and knowledge, political violence, cosmopolitanism, and diaspora. Lucidly written, and with an insightful analysis of Krishnavarma’s life and times, this will greatly interest scholars and researchers of modern Indian history, politics, the nationalist movement, as well as the informed lay reader.


At The Margin Of Empire

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Author: Jennifer Ashton
Publisher: Auckland University Press
ISBN: 1775587789
Size: 39.65 MB
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Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 276
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At The Margin Of Empire

by Jennifer Ashton, At The Margin Of Empire Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download At The Margin Of Empire books, Born in Scotland in 1818, John Webster came to New Zealand via Australia in 1841 (after a violent encounter in the outback which he just escaped unscathed) and spent most of the rest of his life in Hokianga. At the Margin of Empire charts his colourful experiences carving out a fortune as the region's leading timber trader and cultivating connections with the leading figures of the day, Maori and Pakeha. Webster fought alongside Tamati Waka Nene in the Northern War, married one of Nene's relatives and built up his kauri timber business through trade with local chiefs (though at one point awoke to find a plundering party had arrived on his front lawn). He was also friends with Frederick Maning, and visited by George Grey, Richard Seddon and other luminaries of the day.


The Cambridge Companion To Utopian Literature

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Author: Gregory Claeys
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521886651
Size: 50.56 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
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The Cambridge Companion To Utopian Literature

by Gregory Claeys, The Cambridge Companion To Utopian Literature Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Cambridge Companion To Utopian Literature books, Using a combination of historical and thematic approaches, this volume engages with the fascinating and complex genre of utopian literature.


The Stoics Epicureans And Sceptics Translated From The German By O J Reichel

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Author: Eduard ZELLER
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The Stoics Epicureans And Sceptics Translated From The German By O J Reichel

by Eduard ZELLER, The Stoics Epicureans And Sceptics Translated From The German By O J Reichel Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Stoics Epicureans And Sceptics Translated From The German By O J Reichel books,


From Empire To International Commonwealth

From Empire to International Commonwealth PDF
Author: Deborah Lavin
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
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Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 373
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From Empire To International Commonwealth

by Deborah Lavin, From Empire To International Commonwealth Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download From Empire To International Commonwealth books, Lionel Curtis C.H. once counted among the great and good, working behind the scenes of international politics and honoured as the 'pioneer of a great idea' - international federation as the natural successor to empire. He advocated federation as the way to create a new South Africa after the Boer War; he called for self-government in India in 1912; in 1921 he was instrumental in attempting to pacify the Irish Troubles by treating Eire as if it were a self-governing Commonwealth Dominion. He went on to preach the conversion of the Empire-Commonwealth into a multinational federation, which, in association with the United States, would serve as a model for a united Europe, and even for world government. He founded the Round Table think-tank, the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House, and the Oxford Society. He lobbied indefatigably for his vision of the Commonwealth as a new world order, to be more effective than the League of Nations in making wars obsolete. In the process, he exasperated nationalists and imperialists alike as a prophet of apparently lost causes. He deserves to be remembered not only for what he achieved but for what he was: the bore who never lost a friend; the optimist who stuck to his belief when all was lost; the third-class scholar who became a Fellow of All Souls; the visionary riding his hobby-horse into the drawing rooms of high political society and yet invited affectionately to return. The remarkable character of the man and the influence he exerted on the history of the Empire and Commonwealth are explored in this authoritative biography.


The Sceptics

The Sceptics PDF
Author: R. J. Hankinson
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415184465
Size: 65.99 MB
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Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 376
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The Sceptics

by R. J. Hankinson, The Sceptics Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Sceptics books, The first comprehensive, up-to-date treatment of Greek sceptism, from the beginnings of epistemology with Xenophanes, to the final full development Pyrrhonism as presented in the work of Sextus Empiricus.


Sceptics Arg Philosophers

Sceptics Arg Philosophers PDF
Author: R.J. Hankinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134668619
Size: 75.95 MB
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Category : Reference
Languages : en
Pages : 384
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Sceptics Arg Philosophers

by R.J. Hankinson, Sceptics Arg Philosophers Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Sceptics Arg Philosophers books, First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.