Britain's Imperial Muse: The Classics, Imperialism, and the Indian Empire, 1784-1914 by C. HagermanBritain's Imperial Muse: The Classics, Imperialism, and the Indian Empire, 1784-1914 by C. Hagerman

Britain's Imperial Muse: The Classics, Imperialism, and the Indian Empire, 1784-1914

byC. Hagerman

Hardcover | April 16, 2013

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$95.67 online 
$130.00 list price save 26%
Earn 478 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

Located at the intersection of British imperial and cultural history, and classical reception studies, Britain's Imperial Muse explores the classics' contribution to Britain's culture of imperialism and to the experience of empire in India through the long nineteenth century. Dismissing grammar-grind stereotypes, this study argues that classical education left powerful images of empire in many students destined to play a part in Britain's imperial drama; and that these classically founded images constituted a key pillar of British imperial identity. But it simultaneously acknowledges the classics' role as a rhetorical arsenal used and abused by commentators to justify imperial domination, particularly of India. In its final act, the book follows the classics to India, where they provided knowledge of Indian civilization, defined and maintained the cultural solidarity of the imperial elite, entrenched the 'difference' of Indians, and helped Britons cope with the social, physical, and cultural alienations of life in India.

About The Author

C.A. Hagerman is Associate Professor of European History at Albion College, Michigan, USA. He earned his Ph.D. in History from the University of Toronto after completing a MA in Classical Archaeology from the University of British Columbia, Canada.
Top Performer: A Bold Approach to Sales and Service
Top Performer: A Bold Approach to Sales and Service

by Carr Hagerman

$18.99

Available for download

Not available in stores

365 Meditations for Women by Women
365 Meditations for Women by Women

by Various

$18.19$22.64

Available for download

Not available in stores

Details & Specs

Title:Britain's Imperial Muse: The Classics, Imperialism, and the Indian Empire, 1784-1914Format:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:April 16, 2013Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230278612

ISBN - 13:9780230278615

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Britain's Imperial Muse: The Classics, Imperialism, and the Indian Empire, 1784-1914

Reviews

Extra Content

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1. Introduction
2. Classical Education and Britain's Imperial Elite
3. Empires and Imperialism in British Classical Discourse
4. Classical Discourse and British Imperial Identity: the Nature of Empire
5. Classical Discourse and British Imperial Identity: the Civilizing Mission
6. Classical Discourse and British Imperial Identity: the Imperial Character
7. Classical Discourse and the Decline and Fall of Empires
8. Classical Discourse and British Conceptions of India
9. Classical Discourse in British India I: Coping with Life in India
10. Classical Discourse in British India II: Secret Knowledge
11. Conclusion
References
Endnotes

Editorial Reviews

To come