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Measuring the World: Exploration, Empire and the Reform of the Royal Geographical Society, c. 1874–93

Max Jones

in The Organisation of Knowledge in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263266
eISBN:
9780191734854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263266.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the relationship between geography, exploration and empire. It focuses on the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) and how it influenced the organisation of knowledge in Victorian ... More


Prophets, Classics and Philosopher Kings

Richard Symonds

in Oxford and Empire: The Last Lost Cause?

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203001
eISBN:
9780191675645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203001.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the influence of the University of Oxford in the kind of imperialism which developed in Britain during the late 19th century. It suggests that imperialism can be best understood ... More


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