Orientalism and Race: Aryanism in the British Empire (BOK)

Tony Ballantyne

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This study of British colonialism examines the place of the idea of an Aryan race in cultural and political debtes within the British Empire from the 1760s through to the early twentieth century. An Aryan Empire traces the shifting interpretations of Aryansim, from its 'discovery' in Sanskrit tradition through to its prominent role in nationalist ideologies. Aryanism was not only a powerful idea in India and Britain, but it also became an important framework for discussions of Polynesian culture. But, asAn Aryan Empire demonstrates, indigenous groups found novel ways to rework this idea and constructed a powerful new vision of their past, present, and future. Most importantly, this study shows that debates over identity within the empire were energized by a complex series of imperial networks and cultural exchanges. These 'webs' of empire lie at the heart of this book.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2006 Forfatter Tony Ballantyne
ISBN 9780230507036
Antall sider 280 Dimensjoner 13,7cm x 21,6cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 352 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form British & Irish history, Asian history, Ethnic minorities & multicultural studies, General & world history