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Edge of Empire

Conquest and Collecting in the East, 1750-1850

Edge of Empire( )
Author: Jasanoff, Maya
ISBN:978-0-00-718011-0
Publication Date:Nov 2006
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers Australia
Imprint:HarperPerennial
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $24.99
Book Description:

Talented historian Maya Jasanoff offers an alternative history of the British Empire. It is not about conquest - but rather a collection of startling and fascinating personal accounts of cross-cultural exchange from those who found themselves on the edges of Empire.

A Palladian mansion filled with Western art in the centre of old Calcutta, the Mughal Emperor's letters in an archive in the French Alps, the names of Italian adventurers scratched into the walls of Egyptian temples:...
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Book Details
Pages:388
Detailed Subjects: History / Europe / Great Britain / General
Social Science / Customs & Traditions
Antiques & Collectibles / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13 x 19.6 x 2.6 cm
Book Weight:0.29 Kilograms



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