Britain’s Imperial Muse

The Classics, Imperialism, and the Indian Empire, 1784–1914

  • C. A. Hagerman

Part of the Britain and the World book series (BAW)

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About this book


Britain's Imperial Muse explores the classics' contribution to British imperialism and to the experience of empire in India through the long 19th century. It reveals the classics role as a foundational source for positive conceptions of empire and a rhetorical arsenal used by commentators to justify conquest and domination, especially of India.


Colonialism India Classics Empire 19th century Britain British India concept discourse education empire experience foundation identity imperialism Indian knowledge nature rhetoric

Authors and affiliations

  • C. A. Hagerman
    • 1
  1. 1.Albion CollegeUSA

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-32643-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-31642-4
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