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Empire and mobility in the long nineteenth century

Edited by David Lambert and Peter Merriman

Empire and mobility in the long nineteenth century

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Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-2638-2
  • Pages: 248
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £80.00
  • Published Date: June 2020
  • BIC Category: HISTORY / Historical Geography, POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy, Humanities / Social & cultural history, Mathematics & science / History of science, Historical Geography, Humanities / Colonialism & imperialism, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism
  • 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.

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

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