Chosen Peoples: The Bible, Race And Empire In The Long Nineteenth Century

April 21, 2020|
Chosen Peoples: The Bible, Race And Empire In The Long Nineteenth Century by Gareth Atkins
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Chosen peoples demonstrates how biblical themes, ideas and metaphors shaped racial, national and imperial identities in the long nineteenth century. Even as radical new ideas challenged the historicity of the Bible, biblical notions of lineage, descent and inheritance continued to inform understandings of race, nation and empire. European settler movements portrayed 'new' territories across the seas as lands of Canaan, but if many colonised and conquered peoples resisted the imposition of biblical narratives, they also appropriated biblical tropes to their own ends. These innovative case-studies throw new light on familiar areas such as slavery, colonialism and the missionary project, while forging exciting cross-comparisons between race, identity and the politics of biblical translation and interpretation in South Africa, Egypt, Australia, America and Ireland.
Gareth Atkins is Bye-Fellow and College Lecturer in History at Queens' College, Cambridge Shinjini Das is a Research Fellow at the Faculty of History, University of Oxford Brian Murray is Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century Literature at King's College London
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Title:Chosen Peoples: The Bible, Race And Empire In The Long Nineteenth CenturyFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:240 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 0.98 inShipping dimensions:240 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 0.98 inPublished:April 21, 2020Publisher:Manchester University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1526143046

ISBN - 13:9781526143044

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