Classics and Imperialism in the British Empire

Classics and Imperialism in the British Empire While the study of Classics in postcolonial worlds has received a great deal of recent attention this is the st comprehensive study of the relationship between classical ideas British colonialism In

  • Title: Classics and Imperialism in the British Empire
  • Author: Mark Bradley
  • ISBN: 9780199584727
  • Page: 402
  • Format: Hardcover
  • While the study of Classics in postcolonial worlds has received a great deal of recent attention, this is the 1st comprehensive study of the relationship between classical ideas British colonialism In this collection of essays, classical scholars modern historians demonstrate that ideas about the Greek Roman world since the 18th century developed hand inWhile the study of Classics in postcolonial worlds has received a great deal of recent attention, this is the 1st comprehensive study of the relationship between classical ideas British colonialism In this collection of essays, classical scholars modern historians demonstrate that ideas about the Greek Roman world since the 18th century developed hand in hand with the rise fall of the British Empire Beginning with the history of the British Museum its engagement both with classical antiquity with the opportunities provided by the British Empire, the contributors address the role of classical scholarship in understanding British colonization, the development of theories about race in Europe beyond, the exploitation of individual classical texts as imperial discourses, ideas about imperial decline efforts to wrest ownership of the classical past from the dominating control of the British.

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    1. Discourses of identity in the Anglo-American world have often been founded upon perceived correspondences between contemporary circumstances and Greek and Roman exemplars. Such associations came naturally to generations of elites schooled in and shaped by the classics. The Classics and Imperialism in the British Empire contains ten essays concerning such discourses spanning the period from the late eighteenth to early twentieth centuries as expressed by British, American and colonial writers. Ko [...]

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