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Tyranny in India: or, Britain’s Character Lost. A Tragedy

David Francis Taylor

in Theatres of Opposition: Empire, Revolution, and Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199642847
eISBN:
9780191738869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642847.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 18th-century Literature

This chapter offers a detailed examination of Sheridan’s much-celebrated speeches during the impeachment of Warren Hastings, former governor general of India, in 1787–8. It begins by reading the ... More


Edmund Burke, Volume II: 1784-1797

F. P. Lock

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199541539
eISBN:
9780191701238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541539.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

This is the concluding volume of a biography of Edmund Burke, a key figure in eighteenth-century British and Irish politics and intellectual life. Covering the years 1784–97, its leading themes are ... More


The Obligations of Power

William Bain

in Between Anarchy and Society: Trusteeship and the Obligations of Power

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199260263
eISBN:
9780191600975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260265.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The idea of trusteeship in international society originates in late 18th century British India. The purpose of this chapter is to examine the emergence of trusteeship as a justification of political ... More


The Colonial and the Imperial 1: India and Britain in the Impeachment Trial of Warren Hastings

Mithi Mukherjee

in India in the Shadows of Empire: A Legal and Political History (1774–1950)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198062509
eISBN:
9780199080151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198062509.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter explores the dramatic clash of the competing visions of empire in late 18th-century England through a discussion of the impeachment trial of Warren Hastings, the former Governor-General ... More


Justice, Sympathy, and Mourning in Burke’s Impeachment of Warren Hastings

Lida Maxwell

in Public Trials: Burke, Zola, Arendt, and the Politics of Lost Causes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199383740
eISBN:
9780199383764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199383740.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In this chapter, Maxwell argues for reading Edmund Burke’s writings on the Warren Hastings impeachment as a diagnosis of democratic failure: an indictment of existing law’s failure to capture ... More


Claiming Kin in Calcutta: Jones Discovers the Indo-European Family of Languages

Michael J. Franklin

in Orientalist Jones: Sir William Jones, Poet, Lawyer, and Linguist, 1746-1794

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199532001
eISBN:
9780191730900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532001.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter begins at a high point with the triumvirate of Jones's judgeship, knighthood, and marriage; and a passage to India, ironically overshadowed by a seditious libel trial of The Principles ... More


Imperial Sovereignty

Nicholas B. Dirks

in Autobiography of an Archive: A Scholar's Passage to India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169677
eISBN:
9780231538510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169677.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines some of the tensions produced by empire in the developing eighteenth-century consensus about sovereignty by focusing on Britain's relationship with India. The chapter first ... More


Empires, Interlopers, Corruption, and America’s Early India Trade

Jonathan Eacott

in Selling Empire: India in the Making of Britain and America, 1600-1830

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469622309
eISBN:
9781469623153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622309.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

Even as their Revolution freed Americans from direct British rule and from the East India Company’s monopoly, American merchants and consumers quickly entered into newly codependent relationships ... More


India

Daniel I. O’Neill

in Edmund Burke and the Conservative Logic of Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520287822
eISBN:
9780520962866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287822.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines Edmund Burke's arguments relative to the British Empire in India. It first considers Burke's crusade to impeach and convict Warren Hastings, the former governor general of ... More


Lineage and Litigation, 1783–1788

Daniel Livesay

in Children of Uncertain Fortune: Mixed-Race Jamaicans in Britain and the Atlantic Family, 1733-1833

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469634432
eISBN:
9781469634449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634432.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter chronicles the personal and public disputes rankling the British Empire after the American Revolution. It includes a case study of a mixed-race Jamaican family who travelled to England, ... More


Imperial Anti-corruption Law

Kevin E. Davis

in Between Impunity and Imperialism: The Regulation of Transnational Bribery

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190070809
eISBN:
9780190070830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190070809.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter traces the history of transnational bribery law to its antecedents in two landmarks trials from the Roman and British empires: Cicero’s prosecution of Verres and the impeachment of ... More


Homer and Virgil

Phiroze Vasunia

in The Classics and Colonial India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199203239
eISBN:
9780191746598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203239.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Homer is frequently translated in colonial India, but Virgil scarcely. Yet, Virgil is translated, adapted, and analysed in Britain. Why do Indian authors and intellectuals turn to Homer so regularly, ... More


Passages to India

Joan Mickelson Gaughan

in The 'Incumberances': British Women in India, 1615-1856

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198092148
eISBN:
9780199082780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092148.003.0010
Subject:
History, Social History

The founding of the Asiatic Society epitomized the curiosity of men such as Warren Hastings, William Jones, and James Kirkpatrick about India. While women did not participate in scholarly interests, ... More


The Idea of Empire

Nicholas B. Dirks

in Autobiography of an Archive: A Scholar's Passage to India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169677
eISBN:
9780231538510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169677.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the idea of empire within the context of Britain's imperial relationship with India. The Scandal of Empire argues that empire in India was a problem from the start, born in ... More


A British Empire by Treaty in Eighteenth-Century India

Robert Travers

in Empire by Treaty: Negotiating European Expansion, 1600-1900

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199391783
eISBN:
9780190213213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391783.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, Social History

From the middle of the eighteenth century the British in India used treaties with South Asian rulers to give legal form and sanction to their growing military and territorial power. While the British ... More


Literary Leviathans: Johnson, Boswell, and the 1790s

John Owen Havard

in Disaffected Parties: Political Estrangement and the Making of English Literature, 1760-1830

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198833130
eISBN:
9780191881558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833130.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter shows how Samuel Johnson’s authorial persona focalized a larger crisis of political and literary authority during the period spanning the American War and the French Revolution. Where ... More


Edmund Burke: Man on a Tightrope

Mary Ann Glendon

in The Forum and the Tower: How Scholars and Politicians Have Imagined the World, from Plato to Eleanor Roosevelt

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199782451
eISBN:
9780190252533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199782451.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on Edmund Burke, one of the few individuals who excelled in the domains of politics and philosophy. He was instrumental in setting in motion the forces that eventually put an end ... More


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