Evil, Barbarism And Empire: Britain And Abroad, C.1830 - 2000

Hardcover | September 15, 2011

EditorTom Crook, Rebecca Gill, Bertrand Taithe

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Evil and barbarism continue to be associated with the totalitarian 'extremes' of twentieth-century Europe. Addressing domestic and imperial conflicts in modern Britain and beyond, as well as varied forms of representation, this volume explores the inter-relations of evil, atrocity and civilizational prejudice within liberal cultures of governance.

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Evil and barbarism continue to be associated with the totalitarian 'extremes' of twentieth-century Europe. Addressing domestic and imperial conflicts in modern Britain and beyond, as well as varied forms of representation, this volume explores the inter-relations of evil, atrocity and civilizational prejudice within liberal cultures of...

TOM CROOK is Lecturer in Modern British History at Oxford Brookes University, UK. He has published in journals such as Urban History, Social History and Journal of Victorian Culture. He is currently working on a book entitled Time and the Social Body: Public Health and English Modernity, 1830-1910.   REBECCA GILL is Lecturer in Modern...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 10.25 × 5.67 × 0.91 inPublished:September 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230241271

ISBN - 13:9780230241275

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Liberal Civilisation and its Discontents: Evil, Barbarism and Empire; T.Crook, R.Gill & B.Taithe
PART I: METROPOLITAN EVILS
Evil in Question: The Victorian Social and the Politics of Prostitution, 1830-1900; T.Crook
Terror, Spectacle and the Press: Anarchist Outrage in Edwardian England; D.Speicher
'And I am the God of Destruction!': Fu Manchu and the Construction of Asiatic Evil in the Novels of Arthur Sarsfield Ward, 1912-1939; A.Taylor
PART II: IMPERIAL EVILS
The Politics of Italianism: Reynolds's Newspaper, the Indian Mutiny, and the Radical Critique of Liberal Imperialism in Mid-Victorian Britain; E.F.Biagini
The Victorian Lexicon of Evil: Frederic Harrison, the Positivists and the Language of International Politics; H.S. Jones
PART III: GEOPOLITICS OF EVIL
Evil, Liberalism and the Imperial Designs of the Catholic Church, 1867-1905; B.Taithe
'Now I have seen evil, and I cannot be silent about it': Arnold J. Toynbee and his Encounters with Atrocity, 1915-1923; R.Gill
Atrocity Narratives and Inter-Imperial Rivalry: Britain, Germany and the Treatment of 'Native Races', 1904-1939; C.Twomey
PART IV: AGENTS OF EVIL
Conrad's Horror: Heart of Darkness and the Imaginary of Power; T.Osborne
The Lives of Others: The Defeat of Evil or the Evil of Defeat?; S.McCracken
Islam, Violence and the New Barbarism; T.Jacoby
Index