Representations Of Empire

Author: Alan K. Bowman
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780197262764
File Size: 74,94 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 3160
Download

The essays in this volume cover the whole of the period in which Rome dominated the Mediterranean world. The belief shared by all the contributors is that the Roman empire is best understood from the standpoint of the Mediterranean world looking in to Rome, rather than from Rome looking out. The papers focus on the development of political institutions in Rome itself and in her empire, and on the nature of the relationship between Rome and her provincial subjects. They also discuss historiographical approaches to different kinds of source material, literary and documentary - including the major Roman historians, the evidence for the pre-Roman near east, and the Christian writers of later antiquity. This volume reflects the immense complexity of the political and cultural history of the ancient Mediterranean, from the late Republic to the age of Augustine.

Visions Of Empire

Author: David Philip Miller
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521172615
File Size: 36,96 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 4339
Download

Richly illustrated 1996 collection on how Pacific plants and peoples were depicted by European explorers.

Engaging The Ottoman Empire

Author: Daniel O'Quinn
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812250605
File Size: 41,30 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 7174
Download

Daniel O'Quinn investigates the complex interpersonal, political, and aesthetic relationships between Europeans and Ottomans in the long eighteenth century. Bookmarking his analysis with the conflict leading to the 1699 Treaty of Karlowitz on one end and the 1815 bid for Greek independence on the other, he follows the fortunes of notable British, Dutch, and French diplomats to the Sublime Porte of the Ottoman Empire as they lived and worked according to the capitulations surrendered to the Sultan. Closely reading a mixed archive of drawings, maps, letters, dispatches, memoirs, travel narratives, engraved books, paintings, poems, and architecture, O'Quinn demonstrates the extent to which the Ottoman state was not only the subject of historical curiosity in Europe but also a key foil against which Western theories of governance were articulated. Juxtaposing narrative accounts of diplomatic life in Constantinople, such as those contained in the letters of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, wife of the English ambassador, with visual depictions such as those of the costumes of the Ottoman elite produced by the French-Flemish painter Jean Baptiste Vanmour, he traces the dissemination of European representations and interpretations of the Ottoman Empire throughout eighteenth-century material culture. In a series of eight interlocking chapters, O'Quinn presents sustained and detailed case studies of particular objects, personalities, and historical contexts, framing intercultural encounters between East and West through a set of key concerns: translation, mediation, sociability, and hospitality. Richly illustrated and provocatively argued, Engaging the Ottoman Empire demonstrates that study of the Ottoman world is vital to understanding European modernity.

Open World Empire

Author: Christopher B. Patterson
Editor: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479802042
File Size: 44,70 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 4103
Download

Seeking ways to understand video games beyond their imperial logics, Patterson turns to erotics to re-invigorate the potential passions and pleasures of play Video games vastly outpace all other mediums of entertainment in revenue and in global reach. On the surface, games do not appear ideological, nor are they categorized as national products. Instead, they seem to reflect the open and uncontaminated reputation of information technology. Video games are undeniably imperial products. Their very existence has been conditioned upon the spread of militarized technology, the exploitation of already-existing labor and racial hierarchies in their manufacture, and the utopian promises of digital technology. Like literature and film before it, video games have become the main artistic expression of empire today: the open world empire, formed through the routes of information technology and the violences of drone combat, unending war, and overseas massacres that occur with little scandal or protest. Though often presented as purely technological feats, video games are also artistic projects, and as such, they allow us an understanding of how war and imperial violence proceed under signs of openness, transparency, and digital utopia. But the video game, as Christopher B. Patterson argues, is also an inherently Asian commodity: its hardware is assembled in Asia; its most talented e-sports players are of Asian origin; Nintendo, Sony, and Sega have defined and dominated the genre. Games draw on established discourses of Asia to provide an “Asiatic” space, a playful sphere of racial otherness that straddles notions of the queer, the exotic, the bizarre, and the erotic. Thinking through games like Overwatch, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Shenmue II, and Alien: Isolation, Patterson reads against empire by playing games erotically, as players do—seeing games as Asiatic playthings that afford new passions, pleasures, desires, and attachments.

The Provinces Of The Roman Empire From Caesar To Diocletian

Author: Theodor Mommsen
Editor:
ISBN:
File Size: 37,24 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 6432
Download


The World S Empire

Author: J. W. Riley
Editor:
ISBN:
File Size: 12,16 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 2132
Download


Cinema Nation And Empire In Uzbekistan 1919 1937

Author: Cloé Drieu
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253037859
File Size: 13,97 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 9439
Download

Between the founding of Soviet Uzbekistan in 1924 and the Stalinist Terror of the late 1930s, a nationalist cinema emerged in Uzbekistan giving rise to the first wave of national film production and an Uzbek cinematographic elite. In Cinema, Nation, and Empire in Uzbekistan Cloé Drieu uses Uzbek films as a lens to explore the creation of the Soviet State in Central Asia, starting from the collapse of the Russian Empire up through the eve of WWII. Drieu argues that cinema provides a perfect angle for viewing the complex history of domination, nationalism, and empire (here used to denote the centralization of power) within the Soviet sphere. By exploring all of film’s dimensions as a socio-political phenomenon—including film production, film reception, and filmic discourse—Drieu reveals how nation and empire were built up as institutional realities and as imaginary constructs. Based on archival research in the Uzbek and Russian State Archives and on in-depth analyses of 14 feature-length films, Drieu’s work examines the lively debates within the totalitarian and so-called revisionist schools that invigorated Soviet historiography, positioning itself within contemporary discussions about the processes of state- and nation-building, and the emergence of nationalism more generally. Revised and expanded from the original French, Cinema, Nation, and Empire in Uzbekistan helps us to understand how Central Asia, formerly part of the Russian Empire, was decolonized, but later, in the run-up to the Stalinist period and repression of the late 1930s, suffered a new style of domination.

The Empire In One City

Author: Sheryllynne Haggerty
Editor:
ISBN:
File Size: 55,56 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 729
Download

A collection of essays that demonstrates that the imperial dimension deserves more prevalence in both academic and popular representations of Liverpool's past. It covers a wide range of economic, social, cultural and political themes within Liverpool's imperial history.

Commentaries On The Constitution Of The Empire Of Japan

Author: Hirobumi Ito
Editor:
ISBN:
File Size: 19,23 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 7185
Download


Empire And Apocalypse

Author: Stephen D. Moore
Editor: Sheffield Phoenix Press Limited
ISBN:
File Size: 11,54 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 2770
Download

In Empire and Apocalypse Stephen Moore offers us the most complete introduction yet to the emergent field of postcolonial biblical criticism. It includes an indispensable in-depth introduction to postcolonial theory and criticism together with a detailed survey of postcolonial biblical criticism. Next come three substantial exegetical chapters on the Gospels of Mark and John and the Book of Revelation, which together demonstrate how postcolonial studies provide fresh conceptual resources and critical strategies for rethinking early Christianity's complex relations to the Roman Empire. Each of these three texts, to different degrees, Moore argues, mimic and replicate fundamental facets of Roman imperial ideology even while resisting and eroding it. The book concludes with an amply annotated bibliography whose main section provides a comprehensive listing of work done to date in postcolonial biblical criticism.

Woman And Empire

Author: Indrani Sen
Editor: Orient Blackswan
ISBN: 9788125021117
File Size: 38,88 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 8333
Download

Drawing Upon A Wide Range And Variety Of Literary And Non-Literary Sources Of Nineteenth Century British India, Woman And Empire Examines Perceptions Of Gender Over The 1858 1900 Period. The Book Focuses On Representations Of White And Indian Women, In Addition To Women Of Mixed Races, In Fiction As Well As In Colonial Newspapers And Journals.

Early Modern Visual Culture

Author: Peter Erickson
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812217346
File Size: 49,29 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 2554
Download

A collection of 10 original essays that explore the social context in which paintings, statues, textiles, maps, and other artifacts were produced and consumed in Renaissance England.

Senatorial Functions Or How Members Of Parliament Represent The Whole Empire Being An Inquiry Into The Present State Of The Representation With Remarks On Cobbett S Answer To Mr Canning S Speech At Liverpool By H N F W Oodburn Second Edition With Additions

Author: H. N. F. W.
Editor:
ISBN:
File Size: 14,14 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 5180
Download


War Nation Memory

Author: Keith Crawford
Editor: Information Age Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781593118518
File Size: 79,46 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 9456
Download

The Second World War stands as the most devastating and destructive global conflict in human history. More than 60 nations representing 1.7 billion people or three quarters of the world's population were consumed by its horror. Not surprisingly, therefore, World War II stands as a landmark episode in history education throughout the world and its prominent place in school history textbooks is almost guaranteed. As this book demonstrates, however, the stories that nations choose to tell their young about World War II do not represent a universally accepted "truth" about events during the war. Rather, wartime narratives contained in school textbooks typically are selected to instil in the young a sense of national pride, common identify, and shared collective memory. To understand this process War, Nation, Memory describes and evaluates school history textbooks from many nations deeply affected by World War II including China, France, Germany, Japan, USA, and the United Kingdom. It critically examines the very different and complex perspectives offered in many nations and analyses the ways in which textbooks commonly serve as instruments of socialisation and, in some cases, propaganda. Above all, War, Nation, Memory demonstrates that far from containing "neutral" knowledge, history textbooks prove fascinating cultural artefacts consciously shaped and legitimated by powerful ideological, cultural, and sociopolitical forces dominant in the present.

Empire And Emigration The Representation Of The Indiano In Nineteenth And Twentieth Century Spanish Literature

Author: Joy Margaret Ann Conlon
Editor:
ISBN:
File Size: 38,12 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 1336
Download


Visualizing Empire

Author: Rebecca Peabody
Editor: Getty Publications
ISBN: 1606066684
File Size: 79,26 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 4028
Download

An exploration of how an official French visual culture normalized France’s colonial project and exposed citizens and subjects to racialized ideas of life in the empire. By the end of World War I, having fortified its colonial holdings in the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, the Indian Ocean, and Asia, France had expanded its dominion to the four corners of the earth. This volume examines how an official French visual culture normalized the country’s colonial project and exposed citizens and subjects alike to racialized ideas of life in the empire. Essays analyze aspects of colonialism through investigations into the art, popular literature, material culture, film, and exhibitions that represented, celebrated, or were created for France’s colonies across the seas. These studies draw from the rich documents and media—photographs, albums, postcards, maps, posters, advertisements, and children’s games—related to the nineteenth- and twentieth-century French empire that are held in the Getty Research Institute’s Association Connaissance de l’histoire de l’Afrique contemporaine (ACHAC) collections. ACHAC is a consortium of scholars and researchers devoted to exploring and promoting discussions of race, iconography, and the colonial and postcolonial periods of Africa and Europe.

Pamphlet Representations Of Great Britain S American Colonies In The Early Eighteenth Century

Author: Kurt A. Gingrich
Editor:
ISBN:
File Size: 41,30 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 6027
Download


The Illustrated History Of The British Empire In India And The East From The Earliest Times To The Suppression Of The Sepoy Mutiny In 1859

Author: E. H. Nolan
Editor:
ISBN:
File Size: 60,74 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 9745
Download


The Illustrated History Of The British Empire In India And The East To The Suppression Of The Sepoy Mutiny In 1859 With A Continuation By Another Author To The End Of 1878

Author: Edward Henry Nolan
Editor:
ISBN:
File Size: 68,99 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 9542
Download


Colonial India And The Making Of Empire Cinema

Author: Prem Chowdhry
Editor: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719057922
File Size: 33,86 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 9927
Download

"This book is an empirico-historical enquiry into the empire cinema made in Hollywood and Britain during the turbulent 1930s and 1940s. It shows how empire cinema constructed the colonial world, its rationale for doing so, and the manner in which such constructions were received by the colonised people".--Back cover.