SHARE

Empire and mobility in the long nineteenth century

Edited by David Lambert and Peter Merriman

Empire and mobility in the long nineteenth century
Hardcover -
  • Price: £85.00
  • ISBN: 9781526126382
  • Publish Date: Jun 2020
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Buy Now £85.00

    Delivery Exc. North and South America

    Buy

    Delivery to North and South America

    Click Here to Buy from Your Preferred Bookseller
    eBook +
  • Price: £85.00
  • ISBN: 9781526126405
  • Publish Date: Jun 2020
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Buy Now £85.00

    Delivery Exc. North and South America

    Buy

    Delivery to North and South America

    Click Here to Buy from Your Preferred Bookseller

    Book Information

    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-2638-2
    • Pages: 248
    • Price: £85.00
    • Published Date: June 2020
    • Series: Studies in Imperialism

    Description

    Mobility was central to imperialism, from the human movements entailed in exploration, travel and migration to the information, communications and commodity flows vital to trade, science, governance and military power. While historians have written on exploration, commerce, imperial transport and communications networks, and the movements of slaves, soldiers and scientists, few have reflected upon the social, cultural, economic and political significance of mobile practices, subjects and infrastructures that underpin imperial networks, or examined the qualities of movement valued by imperial powers and agents at different times. This collection explores the intersection of debates on imperial relations, colonialism and empire with emerging work on mobility. In doing this, it traces how the movements of people, representations and commodities helped to constitute the British empire from the late-eighteenth century through to the Second World War.

    Reviews

    'Written in a highly accessible style, Lambert and Merriman finely point out the interconnections between research on mobilities and imperial histories. Through such positioning, the book argues that rigorous historical research can advance mobilities scholarship and shows that there is already much that mobility scholars may learn from histories of the empire. [...] I do hope that the volume finds its way to the hands of many students of history and geography as well as those of scholars of mobility more generally.'
    Johanna Skurnik, Journal of British Studies

    Contents

    1 Empire and mobility: an introduction - David Lambert and Peter Merriman
    2 Military print culture, knowledge and terrain: knowledge mobility and eighteenth-century military colonialism - Huw J. Davies
    3 A contested vision of empire: anonymity, authority, and mobility in the reception of William Macintosh's Travels in Europe, Asia, and Africa (1782) - Innes M. Keighren
    4 The art of travel in the name of science: mobility and erasure in the art of Flinders's Australian voyage, 1801-3 - Sarah Thomas
    5 'On their own element': nineteenth-century seamen's missions and merchant seamen's mobility - Justine Atkinson
    6 'Easy chair geography': the fabrication of an immobile culture of nineteenth-century exploration - Natalie Cox
    7 Consorting with 'others': vagrancy laws and unauthorised mobility across colonial borders in New Zealand from 1877 to 1900 - Catharine Coleborne
    8 Trekking around Upper Burma: Charlotte Wheeler-Cuffe's exploration of the frontier districts, 1903 - Nuala C. Johnson
    9 Reading the skies, writing mobility: on the road with a colonial meteorologist - Martin Mahony
    10 Grounded: the limits of British imperial aeromobility - Liz Millward
    11 Afterword: westward the course of empire takes its way - Tim Cresswell
    Index

    Editors

    David Lambert is Professor of History at the University of Warwick

    Peter Merriman is Professor of Geography at Aberystwyth University

    Empire and mobility in the long nineteenth century

    Edited by David Lambert, Peter Merriman

    Hardcover £85.00 / $130.00

    Or buy from your preferred bookseller:

    Amazon Waterstones Blackwells Bookshop

    Newsletter Sign Up

    Manchester University Press
    Close

    Your cart is empty.

    Total
    Select your shipping destination to estimate postage costs

    (Based on standard shipping costs)

    Final cost calculated on checkout
    Checkout
    Promotional codes can be added on Checkout

    Sign up for our newsletter and get 30% off any MUP title.