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Empire and Identity from the Glorious Revolution to the American Revolution

Jack P. Greene

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/9780198205630.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter addresses how the development of a vast transoceanic empire during the early modern era affected the collective identity of the British people who dominated and defined that identity. ... More


Bonds of Empire: West Indians and Britishness from Victoria to Decolonization

Anne Spry Rush

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199588558
eISBN:
9780191728990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588558.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

In the first half of the twentieth century Britishness was an integral part of the culture that pervaded life in the colonial Caribbean. Caribbean peoples were encouraged to identify with social ... More


Introduction

Nadia Nurhussein

in Black Land: Imperial Ethiopianism and African America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691190969
eISBN:
9780691194134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190969.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter talks about the concept and various forms of Ethiopianism as it gained visibility by the end of the nineteenth century. It talks about martial Ethiopianism, documentary Ethiopianism, and ... More


Through Women’s Lens: Imperial and Postcolonial Class and Gender Hierarchies

Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes and Heather Norris Nicholson

in British Women Amateur Filmmakers: National Memories and Global Identities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474420730
eISBN:
9781474453530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420730.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter charts how changing geo-political relations during late colonialism influenced conventional imperial ideologies of race, gender and identity and brought about a fundamental shift in ... More


Empire Begins at Home: Local Elites and Imperial Ideologies in Hellenistic Greece and Babylonia

Kathryn Stevens

in Cosmopolitanism and Empire: Universal Rulers, Local Elites, and Cultural Integration in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190465667
eISBN:
9780190465681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190465667.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter presents four case studies in the self-presentation of local elites and the construction of local cultural memory in the Seleucid empire, two from Babylonia and two from the Greek cities ... More


Medieval and Colonial Attractions

Michelle R. Warren

in Creole Medievalism: Colonial France and Joseph Bédier's Middle Ages

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665259
eISBN:
9781452946498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665259.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the public performance of national and imperial identities. On the popular level, medievalism and colonialism came together monumentally each time France put itself on display ... More


Haunted Empire: Gothic and the Russian Imperial Uncanny

Valeria Sobol

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501750571
eISBN:
9781501750595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750571.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book shows that Gothic elements in Russian literature frequently expressed deep-set anxieties about the Russian imperial and national identity. The book argues that the persistent Gothic tropes ... More


Colliding Empires: French Display of Roman Antiquities Expropriated from Postconquest Algeria, 1830–1870

Bonnie Effros

in Objects of War: The Material Culture of Conflict and Displacement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501720079
eISBN:
9781501720086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501720079.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter explores how the French discovery of Roman ruins in Algeria was used to legitimate its annexation of the territory. Intellectuals and politicians argued that the Ottoman Empire was ... More


War, ethnography and religion

Jennifer Mori

in The Culture of Diplomacy: Britain in Europe, c. 1750–1830

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082726
eISBN:
9781781702703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082726.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Connections can be traced between the social, political, national and imperial identities of British public men during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Government documents, ... More


On Mimicry and Ukrainians: Empire and the Gothic in Antonii Pogorelsky’s The Convent Graduate

Valeria Sobol

in Haunted Empire: Gothic and the Russian Imperial Uncanny

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501750571
eISBN:
9781501750595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750571.003.0006
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines Antonii Pogorel'sky's novel The Convent Graduate (1830–33), set in Ukraine. The novel mockingly plays with the clichés of the Gothic tradition to subtly point to the true threat ... More


‘It shall be a nation’: Terry Gilliam’s Exploration of National Identity, Between Rationalism and Imagination

Ofir Haivry

in The Cinema of Terry Gilliam: It's a Mad World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165358
eISBN:
9780231850384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165358.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at Terry Gilliam's The Brothers Grimm (2005), and its exploration of the interplay of imagination and rationalism with political identity. Set in Germany 1811 under the Napoleonic ... More


Representing Russia's Orient: From Ethnography to Art Song

Adalyat Issiyeva

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190051365
eISBN:
9780190051396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190051365.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book examines the musical ramifications of Russia’s nineteenth-century expansion to the east and south and explores the formation and development of Russian musical discourse on Russia’s own ... More


Conclusion: Constructing and Envisioning Empire

Nancy Shields Kollmann

in The Russian Empire 1450-1801

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199280513
eISBN:
9780191822803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280513.003.0024
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This concluding chapter addresses the issue of national consciousness, which for the Russian empire by the end of the eighteenth century remained “imperial” rather than “Russifying.” Catherine II ... More


Heirs to Rome

Su Fang Ng

in Alexander the Great from Britain to Southeast Asia: Peripheral Empires in the Global Renaissance

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198777687
eISBN:
9780191864803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777687.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores the ways in which the Ottomans claimed Alexander the Great and saw themselves as heirs to Rome. More specifically, it examines how diplomatic and literary engagements with the ... More


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