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The Ideal of “Great Unity”

Yuri Pines

in The Everlasting Empire: The Political Culture of Ancient China and Its Imperial Legacy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134956
eISBN:
9781400842278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134956.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter considers how China has maintained the sustainability of a unified empire, and more importantly, its regeneration after periods of division. It proposes that the answer should be sought ... More


The People

Yuri Pines

in The Everlasting Empire: The Political Culture of Ancient China and Its Imperial Legacy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134956
eISBN:
9781400842278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134956.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores the reasons for the recurrence of large-scale popular uprisings throughout imperial history. It considers how the idea of rebellion correlates with fundamental principles of ... More


The Second British Empire

C. A. Bayly

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205661
eISBN:
9780191676741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

The historiography of the second British Empire of the period 1783–1860 was already in vigorous debate at the very time when that the Empire was being established. From the American Revolution ... More


The Future of Imperial History

Robin W. Winks

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205661
eISBN:
9780191676741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0041
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

The study of the British Empire is embedded in an ever-changing culture, largely but not exclusively academic, and trends and expectations in the field naturally reflect the larger environment. There ... More


The Royal Navy and the British Empire

Barry M. Gough

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205661
eISBN:
9780191676741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0021
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

The corpus of writing on the subject of the interrelationship between naval and Imperial history previously has been confined to two branches. However, Arthur J. Marder and Gerald S. Graham ... More


(Re)presenting empire

Lindsay Proudfoot and Dianne Hall

in Imperial Spaces: Placing the Irish and Scots in Colonial Australia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078378
eISBN:
9781781702895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078378.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter explores the recent historical and geographical literature on empire and colonialism. It argues that the historical literature has remained largely immune to the idea that different ... More


Introduction

Laura Chrisman

in Rereading the Imperial Romance: British Imperialism and South African Resistance in Haggard, Schreiner, and Plaatje

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122999
eISBN:
9780191671593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122999.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book explores the historical experience of British imperialism in South Africa, as mediated through the works of three novelists: the imperialist Henry Rider Haggard, the liberal ... More


The Shaping of Imperial History

A. P. Thornton

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205661
eISBN:
9780191676741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0039
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

Imperial historians make no claim to ‘a sense of the whole society’. But where imperialism is routinely stripped, and operated on under halogen lamps, the history of collaboration is still in shadow. ... More


Development and the Utopian Ideal, 1960–1999

A. G. Hopkins

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205661
eISBN:
9780191676741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0040
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

Historiography is retrospective by definition and classificatory by common practice. Its value lies in identifying contours and boundaries, and in enabling observers to view the landscape as a whole. ... More


Science, Medicine, and the British Empire

Richard Drayton

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205661
eISBN:
9780191676741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0016
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

Science and medicine played a part in British expansion from the age of Ralegh to that of Curzon and Nehru. But the critical history of this involvement is just about thirty years old. The terms of ... More


Locality, Nation, and Empire: Scots and the Empire in Asia, c.1695–c.1813

Andrew Mackillop

in Scotland and the British Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199573240
eISBN:
9780191731310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573240.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The participation of Scots in the commercial and territorial empire of the English East India Company over the course of the long eighteenth century remains one of the most understudied aspects of ... More


‘This famous island set in a Virginian sea’: Ireland in the British Empire, 1690–1801

Thomas Bartlett

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

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205630
eISBN:
9780191676710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205630.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores Ireland, which was already playing its role in later Imperial history, as part colony and part partner in Empire. Ireland’s developing position within the British Empire during ... More


The First British Empire

P. J. Marshall

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205661
eISBN:
9780191676741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

By 1929, the tradition that British Imperial history could be divided into phases, with an ‘old’ or ‘first’ Empire separate from what was to follow, was long established. It was a tradition that went ... More


The American Colonies in War and Revolution, 1748–1783

John Shy

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

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205630
eISBN:
9780191676710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205630.003.0014
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter offers a discussion on the American colonies in war and revolution during thirty-five crucial years of Imperial history. From about 1740, the scale of North American warfare began to ... More


A Nation of Empire: The Ottoman Legacy of Turkish Modernity

Michael Meeker

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225268
eISBN:
9780520929128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225268.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This study of modern Turkey is the result of many years of ethnographic fieldwork and archival research. The author combines anthropological and historical methods to examine the transition from the ... More


India and the British Empire

Douglas M. Peers and Nandini Gooptu (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199259885
eISBN:
9780191744587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259885.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Asian History

South Asian History has enjoyed a remarkable renaissance over the past thirty years. Its historians are not only producing new ways of thinking about the imperial impact and legacy on South Asia, but ... More


Conclusion: From the Alexander Nevsky Lavra, 1915

Francis Wcislo

in Tales of Imperial Russia: The Life and Times of Sergei Witte, 1849-1915

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199543564
eISBN:
9780191725104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543564.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

The view from the Alexander Nevsky Lavra looks up the broad expanse of avenue that leads toward the Admiralty Spire at the center of imperial St Petersburg, the capital that the first All-Russian ... More


Imperial Spaces: Placing the Irish and Scots in Colonial Australia

Lindsay J. Proudfoot and Dianne P. Hall

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078378
eISBN:
9781781702895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078378.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book takes two of the most influential minority groups of white settlers in the British Empire—the Irish and the Scots—and explores how they imagined themselves within the landscapes of its ... More


Ordering Arctic Nature: Peter Simon Pallas, Thomas Pennant, and Imperial Natural History

Ryan Tucker Jones

in Empire of Extinction: Russians and the North Pacific's Strange Beasts of the Sea, 1741-1867

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199343416
eISBN:
9780199373819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199343416.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

The naturalists Peter Simon Pallas and Thomas Pennant both composed compendia describing North Pacific nature in the last decades of the eighteenth century. In the spirit of an increasingly imperial ... More


Introduction

Clark Steve

in Asian Crossings: Travel Writing on China, Japan and Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099142
eISBN:
9789882206632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099142.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The essays in this book continually negotiate the vexed question of how far it is possible to transpose generic norms and developmental sequences based on European travelogue, whose multiple variants ... More


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