Persuasion and Propaganda: Monuments and the Eighteenth-Century British Empire by Joan CoutuPersuasion and Propaganda: Monuments and the Eighteenth-Century British Empire by Joan Coutu

Persuasion and Propaganda: Monuments and the Eighteenth-Century British Empire

byJoan Coutu

Hardcover | August 23, 2006

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In the eighteenth century sugar planters, merchants, aristocrats, politicians, and governments erected hundreds of commemorative monuments throughout the British Empire as expressions of social status, personal dynasties, territorial occupation, and imperial ambitions. In a culture transformed by the rising merchant class, these monuments - inherently public and hopefully permanent - underscored the economic, political, and cultural complexities of the emerging empire. While examining the rise of the idea of the public in the modern world, Joan Coutu also explores how "empire" was constantly being redefined. From private funeral monuments in the West Indies to works erected by the East India Company and the British Parliament, Coutu shows how the youthful British Empire saw itself and validated its mission through sculpture.
Joan Coutu is associate professor, fine arts, University of Waterloo.
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Title:Persuasion and Propaganda: Monuments and the Eighteenth-Century British EmpireFormat:HardcoverDimensions:496 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.98 inPublished:August 23, 2006Publisher:McGill-Queen's University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0773531300

ISBN - 13:9780773531307

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