Edge of Empire

Lives, Culture, and Conquest in the East, 1750-1850
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Author(s): Maya Jasanoff
Original Publish Date: Dec 18, 2007
Product Number: EB00170116
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307425713
Publisher: Vintage
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Description

In this imaginative book, Maya Jasanoff uncovers the extraordinary stories of collectors who lived on the frontiers of the British Empire in India and Egypt, tracing their exploits to tell an intimate history of imperialism. Jasanoff delves beneath the grand narratives of power, exploitation, and resistance to look at the British Empire through the eyes of the people caught up in it. Written and researched on four continents, Edge of Empire enters a world where people lived, loved, mingled, and identified with one another in ways richer and more complex than previous accounts have led us to believe were possible. And as this book demonstrates, traces of that world remain tangible—and topical—today. An innovative, persuasive, and provocative work of history.

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