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The Early Modern Global South in Print
Sandra Young

The Early Modern Global South in Print

Textual Form and the Production of Human Difference as Knowledge

Early modern geographers and compilers of travel narratives drew on a lexicon derived from cartography’s seemingly unchanging coordinates to explain human diversity. Sandra Young’s inquiry into the partisan knowledge practices of early modernity brings to light the emergence of the early modern global south. Young proposes new terms with which ...

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Fealty and Fidelity: The Lazarists of Bourbon France, 1660-1736
Seán Alexander Smith

Fealty and Fidelity: The Lazarists of Bourbon France, 1660-1736

The career of the French saint Vincent de Paul has attracted the attention of hundreds of authors, but the fate of his legacy remains vastly neglected. This book provides a thorough examination of the major activities of de Paul’s immediate followers, analyses the unique model of religious life designed by de Paul, and includes a study of the termination of the little-known Madagascar mission which revealed the terrible pressures on de Paul’s followers ...

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Slavery, Geography and Empire in Nineteenth-Century Marine Landscapes of Montreal and Jamaica
Charmaine A. Nelson

Slavery, Geography and Empire in Nineteenth-Century Marine Landscapes of Montreal and Jamaica

Through an examination of marine landscape art including prints, illustrated travel books and maps, this book re-connects the two significant British island colonies of Montreal and Jamaica, sites with profound economic and military value. Delivering one of the first slavery studies books to juxtapose temperate and tropical slavery and the first such comparative work in art history, Nelson explores how vision and cartographic knowledge translated ...

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Gender and Conversion Narratives in the Nineteenth Century
Kirsten Rüther, Angelika Schaser and Jacqueline Van Gent

Gender and Conversion Narratives in the Nineteenth Century

German Mission at Home and Abroad

Addressing an important social and political issue which is still much debated today, this volume explores the connections between religious conversions and gendered identity against the backdrop of a world undergoing significant social transformations. Adopting a collaborative approach to their research, the authors explore the connections ...

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The British Empire
Jeremy Black

The British Empire

A History and a Debate

Focusing on the most prominent and wide-ranging empire in world history, the British empire, Jeremy Black provides not only a history of that empire, but also a perspective from which to consider the issues of its strengths and weaknesses, and rights and wrongs. The book addresses global decline, decolonisation, and the complex nature of post-colonialism ...

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Britain and the Narration of Travel in the Nineteenth Century
Edited by Kate Hill

Britain and the Narration of Travel in the Nineteenth Century

Texts, Images, Objects

Interrogating the multiple ways travel was narrated and mediated, this interdisciplinary collection examines the personal, public, and imperial modalities of nineteenth-century travel. Whether focusing on tourism, exploration, art, literature, technology, or material culture, these essays show how multiple narratives circulated, cross-fertilised ...

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British Humanitarianism and the Congo Reform Movement, 1896-1913
Dean Pavlakis

British Humanitarianism and the Congo Reform Movement, 1896-1913

Examining key factors in the successes and failures of a pivotal movement that aided the colonized people of the Congo and broadened the idea of human rights, this book provides a valuable update to scholarship on the history of humanitarianism in Africa. The Congo Reform movement built on the institutional experience of overseas humanitarianism, the energy of evangelical political involvement, and innovations in racial, imperial, and nationalist ...

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The Chinese Impact upon English Renaissance Literature
Mingjun Lu

The Chinese Impact upon English Renaissance Literature

A Globalization and Liberal Cosmopolitan Approach to Donne and Milton

Drawing on globalization theory and the representations of China in English Renaissance literature, author Mingjun Lu proposes a liberal cosmopolitanism model to study the early modern interactions with the 'other'. Challenging the conventional colonial/postcolonial, nationalist, and Orientalist frameworks, the liberal cosmopolitanism model ...

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