Mapping an Empire

The Geographical Construction of British India, 1765-1843
Author: Matthew H. Edney
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226184862
Category: Reference
Page: 480
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In this fascinating history of the British surveys of India, Matthew H. Edney relates how imperial Britain used modern survey techniques to not only create and define the spatial image of its Empire, but also to legitimate its colonialist activities. "There is much to be praised in this book. It is an excellent history of how India came to be painted red in the nineteenth century. But more importantly, Mapping an Empire sets a new standard for books that examine a fundamental problem in the history of European imperialism."—D. Graham Burnett, Times Literary Supplement "Mapping an Empire is undoubtedly a major contribution to the rapidly growing literature on science and empire, and a work which deserves to stimulate a great deal of fresh thinking and informed research."—David Arnold, Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History "This case study offers broadly applicable insights into the relationship between ideology, technology and politics. . . . Carefully read, this is a tale of irony about wishful thinking and the limits of knowledge."—Publishers Weekly

Erdbeeren und Piraten

Die Royal Navy und die Ordnung der Welt 1770–1860
Author: Julia Angster
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3525300379
Category: History
Page: 345
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Machtpolitik auf den Meeren – wie sich Großbritannien seine Weltmachtstellung im 19. Jahrhundert sicherte.

Days of the Raj

Life and Leisure in British India
Author: Pramod K. Nayar
Publisher: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 014310280X
Category: British
Page: 309
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British India generated the largest imperial archive in the world. From the stacks of administrative reports, minutes, instruction manuals, memoirs, letters, reports, cook-books and travelogues the British left behind,

The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume II: The Eighteenth Century


Author: P. J. Marshall
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191647357
Category: History
Page: 662
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Volume II of the Oxford History of the British Empire examines the history of British worldwide expansion from the Glorious Revolution of 1689 to the end of the Napoleonic Wars, a crucial phase in the creation of the modern British Empire. This is the age of General Wolfe, Clive of India, and Captain Cook. The international team of experts deploy the latest scholarly research to trace and analyse development and expansion over more than a century. They show how trade, warfare, and migration created an Empire, at first overwhelmingly in the Americas but later increasingly in Asia. Although the Empire was ruptured by the American Revolution, it survived and grew into the British Empire that was to dominate the world during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. series blurb The Oxford History of the British Empire is a major new assessment of the Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. It deals with the interaction of British and non-western societies from the Elizabethan era to the late twentieth century, aiming to provide a balanced treatment of the ruled as well as the rulers, and to take into account the significance of the Empire for the peoples of the British Isles. It explores economic and social trends as well as political.

Lonely Planet Reiseführer Indien

mit Downloads aller Karten
Author: Sarina Singh
Publisher: Mair Dumont DE
ISBN: 357544031X
Category: Travel
Page: 1220
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Lonely Planet E-Books für dein Smartphone, Tablet oder E-Book Reader! Spare Gewicht im Gepäck und nutze viele praktische Feature auf deiner nächsten Reise: - Navigiere schnell und einfach im E-Book mit unseren hilfreichen Links - Weblinks führen dich direkt zu weiteren Infos - Offline-Karten (inkl. Zoom) + Google Maps Links zeigen dir den Weg NEU: Karten mit einem Klick downloaden, ausdrucken, mitnehmen oder speichern – vermeide Roaming im Ausland! - Durchsuche den Text in Sekunden nach beliebigen Stichworten - Mache Notizen und Lesezeichen und erstelle dir ganz einfach einen individuellen Reiseplan E-Book basiert auf: 7. Auflage 2018 Auch Globetrotter, die abseits der ausgetretenen Touristenpfade unterwegs sein möchten, kommen auf ihre Kosten. Wie wäre es beispielsweise mit Basaren? In Old Delhi gibt es auf den Basaren aus der Mogulzeit so ziemlich alles. Am Chandni Chowk warten einige der besten Straßenimbisse Indiens. Oder in den Bergen der unbarmherzigen Sonne entfliehen? Keralas nicht allzu touristische Hill Station Munnar ist von seltenen Tieren, Nebel sowie Tee- und Gewürzplantagen geprägt. Mutige können bei einer Safari durch die Nationalparks von Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh Tiger erspähen. Wo übernachten und essen? Für jedes Reiseziel gibt es eine Auswahl an Unterkünften und Restaurants für jeden Geschmack und Geldbeutel. Der Lonely-Planet-Reiseführer Indien ist ehrlich, praktisch, witzig geschrieben und liefert inspirierende Eindrücke und Erfahrungen.

Die Geburt der modernen Welt

Eine Globalgeschichte 1780-1914
Author: Christopher A. Bayly
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593404885
Category: History
Page: 650
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Christopher Baylys weltumspannender Blick auf das Agieren der Staaten, die vielfältigen Ausprägungen von Gesellschaftsordnungen, Religionen und Lebensweisen zeigt auf verblüffende Weise, wie eng schon im 19. Jahrhundert die Entwicklung Europas mit dem Geschehen in den anderen Erdteilen verknüpft war. »Ein mutiger Wurf, der geeignet ist, eingefahrene Sichtweisen aufzubrechen.« Johannes Willms, Süddeutsche Zeitung »Dieses Werk schafft ein neues Geschichtsbild; wie viele Bücher können das schon von sich behaupten?« Frankfurter Rundschau Ausgezeichnet als "Historisches Buch des Jahres" der Zeitschrift DAMALS Ausgezeichnet von H-Soz-u-Kult als "Das Historische Buch 2007" in der Kategorie "Entangled History"

Mapping the Cold War

Cartography and the Framing of America’s International Power
Author: Timothy Barney
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469618559
Category: History
Page: 338
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In this fascinating history of Cold War cartography, Timothy Barney considers maps as central to the articulation of ideological tensions between American national interests and international aspirations. Barney argues that the borders, scales, projections, and other conventions of maps prescribed and constrained the means by which foreign policy elites, popular audiences, and social activists navigated conflicts between North and South, East and West. Maps also influenced how identities were formed in a world both shrunk by advancing technologies and marked by expanding and shifting geopolitical alliances and fissures. Pointing to the necessity of how politics and values were "spatialized" in recent U.S. history, Barney argues that Cold War–era maps themselves had rhetorical lives that began with their conception and production and played out in their circulation within foreign policy circles and popular media. Reflecting on the ramifications of spatial power during the period, Mapping the Cold War ultimately demonstrates that even in the twenty-first century, American visions of the world--and the maps that account for them--are inescapably rooted in the anxieties of that earlier era.

Key Concepts in Geography


Author: Sarah Holloway,Stephen P Rice,Gill Valentine
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761973898
Category: Science
Page: 342
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Defining the key terms that inform the language of geography and define the geographical imagination: space, time, place, scale, landscape, this volume provides definitions of terms from both human and physical geography.

Mapping the Nation

An Anthology of Indian Poetry in English, 1870–1920
Author: Sheshalatha Reddy
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 1783080442
Category: Poetry
Page: 520
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Focusing specifically on the poetic construction of India, ‘Mapping the Nation’ offers a broad selection of poetry written by Indians in English during the period 1870–1920. Centering upon the “mapping” of India – both as a regional location and as a poetic ideal – this unique anthology presents poetry from various geographical nodal points of the subcontinent, as well as that written in the imperial metropole of England, to illustrate how the variety of India’s poetical imagining corresponded to the diversity of her inhabitants and geography.

Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa

An Encyclopedia
Author: Andrea L. Stanton,Edward Ramsamy,Peter J. Seybolt,Carolyn M. Elliott
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 145226662X
Category: Social Science
Page: 1976
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In our age of globalization and multiculturalism, it has never been more important for Americans to understand and appreciate foreign cultures and how people live, love, and learn in areas of the world unfamiliar to most U.S. students and the general public. The four volumes in our cultural sociology reference encyclopedia take a step forward in this endeavor by presenting concise information on those regions likely to be most "foreign" to U.S. students: the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. The intent is to convey what daily life is like for people in these selected regions. It is hoped entries within these volumes will aid readers in efforts to understand the importance of cultural sociology, to appreciate the effects of cultural forces around the world, and to learn the history of countries and cultures within these important regions.

Reinventing India

Liberalization, Hindu Nationalism and Popular Democracy
Author: Stuart Corbridge,John Harriss
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745666043
Category: Political Science
Page: 336
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When India was invented as a "modern" country in the years after Independence in 1947 it styled itself as a secular, federal, democratic Republic committed to an ideology of development. Nehru's India never quite fulfilled this promise, but more recently his vision of India has been challenged by two "revolts of the elites": those of economic liberalization and Hindu nationalism. These revolts have been challenged, in turn, by various movements, including those of India's "Backward Classes". These movements have exploited the democratic spaces of India both to challenge for power and to contest prevailing accounts of politics, the state and modernity. Reinventing India offers an analytical account of the history of modern India and of its contemporary reinvention. Part One traces India's transformation under colonial rule, and the ideas and social forces which underlay the deliberations of the Constituent Assembly in 1946 to consider the shaping of the post-colonial state. Part Two then narrates the story of the making and unmaking of this modern India in the period from 1950 to the present day. It pays attention to both economic and political developments, and engages with the interpretations of India's recent history through key writers such as Francine Frankel, Sudipta Kaviraj and Partha Chatterjee. Part Three consists of chapters on the dialectics of economic reform, religion, the politics of Hindu nationalism, and on popular democracy. These chapters articulate a distinct position on the state and society in India at the end of the century, and they allow the authors to engage with the key debates which concern public intellectuals in contemporary India. Reinventing India is a lucid and eminently readable account of the transformations which are shaking India more than fifty years after Independence. It will be welcomed by all students of South Asia, and will be of interest to students of comparative politics and development studies.

Mappings


Author: Denis Cosgrove
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1861898363
Category: Education
Page: 320
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Mappings explores what mapping has meant in the past and how its meanings have altered. How have maps and mapping served to order and represent physical, social and imaginative worlds? How has the practice of mapping shaped modern seeing and knowing? In what ways do contemporary changes in our experience of the world alter the meanings and practice of mapping, and vice versa? In their diverse expressions, maps and the representational processes of mapping have constructed the spaces of modernity since the early Renaissance. The map's spatial fixity, its capacity to frame, control and communicate knowledge through combining image and text, and cartography's increasing claims to scientific authority, make mapping at once an instrument and a metaphor for rational understanding of the world. Among the topics the authors investigate are projective and imaginative mappings; mappings of terraqueous spaces; mapping and localism at the 'chorographic' scale; and mapping as personal exploration. With essays by Jerry Brotton, Paul Carter, Michael Charlesworth, James Corner, Wystan Curnow, Christian Jacob, Luciana de Lima Martins, David Matless, Armand Mattelart, Lucia Nuti and Alessandro Scafi

Space and Place in Children’s Literature, 1789 to the Present


Author: Maria Sachiko Cecire,Hannah Field,Kavita Mudan Finn,Malini Roy
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 147242056X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 266
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Focusing on questions of space and locale in children’s literature, this collection explores how metaphorical and physical space can create landscapes of power, knowledge, and identity in texts from the early nineteenth century to the present. The collection is comprised of four sections that take up the space between children and adults, the representation of 'real world' places, fantasy travel and locales, and the physical space of the children’s book-as-object. In their essays, the contributors analyze works from a range of sources and traditions by authors such as Sylvia Plath, Maria Edgeworth, Gloria Anzaldúa, Jenny Robson, C.S. Lewis, Elizabeth Knox, and Claude Ponti. While maintaining a focus on how location and spatiality aid in defining the child’s relationship to the world, the essays also address themes of borders, displacement, diaspora, exile, fantasy, gender, history, home-leaving and homecoming, hybridity, mapping, and metatextuality. With an epilogue by Philip Pullman in which he discusses his own relationship to image and locale, this collection is also a valuable resource for understanding the work of this celebrated author of children’s literature.

Romantic Literature and Postcolonial Studies


Author: Elizabeth A Bohls
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748678751
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 224
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This book examines the relationship between Romantic writing and the rapidly expanding British Empire.

Moral Geography

Maps, Missionaries, and the American Frontier
Author: Amy DeRogatis
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023150859X
Category: Religion
Page: 256
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Moral Geography traces the development of a moral basis for American expansionism, as Protestant missionaries, using biblical language and metaphors, imaginatively conjoined the cultivation of souls with the cultivation of land and made space sacred. While the political implications of the mapping of American expansion have been much studied, this is the first major study of the close and complex relationship between mapping and missionizing on the American frontier. Moral Geography provides a fresh approach to understanding nineteenth-century Protestant home missions in Ohio's Western Reserve. Through the use of maps, letters, religious tracts, travel narratives, and geographical texts, Amy DeRogatis recovers the struggles of settlers, land surveyors, missionaries, and geographers as they sought to reconcile their hopes and expectations for a Promised Land with the realities of life on the early American frontier.

Places in Motion

The Fluid Identities of Temples, Images, and Pilgrims
Author: Jacob N. Kinnard
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199359687
Category: Religion
Page: 320
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Jacob Kinnard offers an in-depth examination of the complex dynamics of religiously charged places. Focusing on several important shared and contested pilgrimage places-Ground Zero and Devils Tower in the United States, Ayodhya and Bodhgaya in India, Karbala in Iraq-he poses a number of crucial questions. What and who has made these sites important, and why? How are they shared, and how and why are they contested? What is at stake in their contestation? How are the particular identities of place and space established? How are individual and collective identity intertwined with space and place? Challenging long-accepted, clean divisions of the religious world, Kinnard explores specific instances of the vibrant messiness of religious practice, the multivocality of religious objects, the fluid and hybrid dynamics of religious places, and the shifting and tangled identities of religious actors. He contends that sacred space is a constructed idea: places are not sacred in and of themselves, but are sacred because we make them sacred. As such, they are in perpetual motion, transforming themselves from moment to moment and generation to generation. Places in Motion moves comfortably across and between a variety of historical and cultural settings as well as academic disciplines, providing a deft and sensitive approach to the topic of sacred places, with awareness of political, economic, and social realities as these exist in relation to questions of identity. It is a lively and much needed critical advance in analytical reflections on sacred space and pilgrimage.