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Introduction

Eric B. Song

in Dominion Undeserved: Milton and the Perils of Creation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451850
eISBN:
9780801468094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451850.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to discuss the various manifestations of Milton's divided view of creativity: allusions to the barbarism of the so-called Eastern ... More


The Civilizing Mission

Alice L. Conklin

in The French Republic: History, Values, Debates

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449017
eISBN:
9780801460647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449017.003.0020
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines how the idea of a special republican mission to civilize the “primitive” people of the earth provided the ideological framework for France's colonial empire in the modern era. ... More


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