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Rhodes and the Imperial Athens

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/9780198203001.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the role of Cecil Rhodes in the improvement of the University of Oxford. It discusses Rhodes entering Oxford, his career highlights, and his bequests to the university. It ... More


Colonialism Demystified: Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland

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/9780198122999.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Henry Rider Haggard's legitimation of mineral wealth acquisition relies on the ‘bread/gold’ opposition which he appropriates from Olive Schreiner's Story of an African Farm. Schreiner's 1897 novella ... More


The Rhodes Scholars

E. T. Williams

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume VII: Nineteenth-Century Oxford, Part 2

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199510177
eISBN:
9780191700972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510177.003.0029
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Cecil Rhodes died in South Africa, where he had made his fortune, on March 26, 1902. ‘The Oxford system in its most finished form’, he had liked to maintain, ‘looks very unpractical, yet, wherever ... More


Cecil Rhodes and the Making of a Sociotechnical Imaginary for South Africa

William Kelleher Storey

in Dreamscapes of Modernity: Sociotechnical Imaginaries and the Fabrication of Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226276496
eISBN:
9780226276663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226276663.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter examines the visionary technopolitics of Cecil Rhodes, an English-born South African businessman and politician. It analyzes how Rhodes' technological vision (with respect to mining, ... More


Oxford and Empire: The Last Lost Cause?

Richard Symonds

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203001
eISBN:
9780191675645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203001.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Cecil Rhodes observed that, wherever he went in the Empire, he found Oxford men on top. This book examines how and why Oxford dominated Imperial policy and administration through its network of ... More


South Africa

KEITH JEFFERY

in Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson: A Political Soldier

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199239672
eISBN:
9780191719493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239672.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

There was a history of tension between the British colonies along the coast of South Africa at the Cape and in Natal, as well as in the inland Dutch republics of the Transvaal and the Orange Free ... More


Oxford and the Empire

Richard Symonds

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume VII: Nineteenth-Century Oxford, Part 2

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199510177
eISBN:
9780191700972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510177.003.0028
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Oxford University is still amply reminded of its imperial past. A statue of Cecil Rhodes faces the High Street from the building which Oriel College erected with his money, each of his feet planted ... More


Conclusions

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/9780198203001.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the influence of the University of Oxford on the British Empire and the influence of the Empire on Oxford between the middle of the ... More


Lineages of Hope and Despair

David Johnson

in Dreaming of Freedom in South Africa: Literature Between Critique and Utopia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474430210
eISBN:
9781474481151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430210.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Literary and political expressions of the liberal dream of freedom from the 1880s to the 1970s are analysed in the opening chapter. The liberal dream’s lineage in political discourse is analysed in ... More


Rudyard Kipling 1897–1899

Sarah LeFanu

in Something of Themselves: Kipling, Kingsley, Conan Doyle and the Anglo-Boer War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197501443
eISBN:
9780197536162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197501443.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter opens with the involvement of Cecil Rhodes in the failed Jameson Raid of 1895; on Kipling’s second visit to South Africa in 1898 he saw a great deal of Rhodes, travelling with him to the ... More


The Great Pacifist, 1894–1912

Stewart J. Brown

in W. T. Stead: Nonconformist and Newspaper Prophet

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198832539
eISBN:
9780191871078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832539.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

From the mid-1890s, W. T. Stead fervently took up the cause of world peace; the peace campaign, inspired by his Christian faith, became his most prominent public activity of his final years. His ... More


Can Arendt's Discussion of Imperialism Help Us Understand the Current Financial Crisis?

Tracy B. Strong

in The Intellectual Origins of the Global Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823249602
eISBN:
9780823250752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249602.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Imperialism—the political doctrine of world domination and infinite expansion—is actually the intellectual origin of the global financial crisis. Building upon Arendt's analysis of imperialism as one ... More


Discovering Natural Assets

Paul Collier

in The Plundered Planet: Why We Must--and How We Can--Manage Nature for Global Prosperity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195395259
eISBN:
9780197562802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195395259.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

Natural assets are living dangerously: lacking natural owners they are liable to be plundered. Since mankind has had a long time in which to plunder, those ... More


Birth of an Idea

Edoardo Campanella and Marta Dassù

in Anglo Nostalgia: The Politics of Emotion in a Fractured West

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190068936
eISBN:
9780190099619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190068936.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Brexiteers’ historical and nostalgic elucubrations coincide with a concrete, albeit utopian, political project: that of Global Britain. Bringing this to fruition entails rekindling old friendships in ... More


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