Classics and Imperialism in the British Empire by Mark BradleyClassics and Imperialism in the British Empire by Mark Bradley

Classics and Imperialism in the British Empire

EditorMark Bradley

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While the study of Classics in postcolonial worlds has received a great deal of recent attention, this is the first comprehensive study of the relationship between classical ideas and British colonialism. In this collection of essays, classical scholars and modern historians demonstrate thatideas about the Greek and Roman world since the eighteenth century developed hand-in-hand with the rise and fall of the British Empire. Beginning with the history of the British Museum and its engagement both with classical antiquity and with the opportunities provided by the British Empire, thecontributors address the role of classical scholarship in understanding British colonization, the development of theories about race in Europe and beyond, the exploitation of individual classical texts as imperial discourses, ideas about imperial decline, and efforts to wrest ownership of theclassical past from the dominating control of the British.

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Dr. Mark Bradley is Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Nottingham.
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Title:Classics and Imperialism in the British EmpireFormat:HardcoverDimensions:350 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.03 inPublished:November 30, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Mark Bradley: IntroductionI. Classical Scholarship and Imperial Hegemonies1. Kostas Vlassopoulos: Imperial encounters: discourses on empire and the uses of ancient history during the eighteenth century2. Rama Mantena: Imperial ideology and the uses of Rome in discourses on Britain's Indian EmpireII. Classics and the Superior Race3. Margaret Williamson: 'The mirror-shield of knowledge': classicizing the West Indies4. Debbie Challis: 'The ablest race': the ancient Greeks in Victorian racial theoryIII. Empire and the Classical Text5. Mark Bradley: Tacitus' Agricola and the conquest of Britain: representations of Empire in Victorian and Edwardian England6. David Fearn: Imperialist fragmentation and the discovery of BacchylidesIV. Decline and Danger7. Adam Rogers and Richard Hingley: Edward Gibbon and Francis Haverfield: the traditions of imperial decline8. Emma Reisz: Classics, race, and Edwardian anxieties about empireV. Relocating the Classical9. Abhishek Kaicker: Visions of modernity in revisions of the past: Altaf Hussain Hali and the 'Legacy of the Greeks'10. Margaret Malamud: Translatio Imperii: America as the New Rome c.1900Phiroze Vasunia: Envoi