The Resource The language of empire : myths and metaphors of popular imperialism, 1880-1918, Robert H. MacDonald

The language of empire : myths and metaphors of popular imperialism, 1880-1918, Robert H. MacDonald

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The language of empire : myths and metaphors of popular imperialism, 1880-1918
Title
The language of empire
Title remainder
myths and metaphors of popular imperialism, 1880-1918
Statement of responsibility
Robert H. MacDonald
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • During the last thirty years of the nineteenth century the British Empire increased enormously and by 1900 the Empire covered a fifth of the world's land surface. In Britain itself, the growth of Empire came to the centre of the political debate and was applauded by a large sympathetic press. Two sides of imperialism had emerged - the acquisition of territory and a campaign of propaganda to make imperialism 'popular'. Both are the subject of this book
  • The Language of Empire describes how the Empire was constructed, given shape and meaning, for its contemporaries. The author explores how the imperial 'story' was imagined and how the day-to-day activities of its participants were understood. He focuses on both the face of Empire as it was presented to the public, and at the lives of individual imperial soldiers or adventurers, exploring how the idea of Empire gave meaning to the actions of its participants
  • The author defines the role of discourse in determining this perception of reality - looking at the construction of Empire through the huge body of popular texts ranging from fiction, poetry and children's stories to history and biography. This study will appeal to readers interested in British imperialism, those engaging in literature and cultural studies as well as to specialists in colonial history
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
MacDonald, Robert H.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.I49
LC item number
M33 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in imperialism
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Imperialism
  • Imperialism
  • English literature
  • Popular literature
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Myth in literature
  • Metaphor
  • Beeldvorming
  • Britse Rijk
  • Imperialisme
  • Mythevorming
  • Populaire literatuur
  • Littérature anglaise
  • Impérialisme
  • Impérialisme
  • Littérature anglaise
  • Paralittérature
  • Impérialisme dans la littérature
  • Mythe dans la littérature
  • Métaphore
  • Britse Rijk
  • Beeldvorming
  • Mythevorming
  • Imperialisme
  • Populaire literatuur
  • Trivialliteratur
  • Imperialismus
  • English literature
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Imperialism
  • Metaphor
  • Myth in literature
  • Popular literature
  • Englisch
  • Great Britain
Label
The language of empire : myths and metaphors of popular imperialism, 1880-1918, Robert H. MacDonald
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. A poetics of war -- 2. The Island Story -- 3. Deeds of Glory -- 4. The invention of Rhodesia -- 5. The Laureate of Empire -- and his chorus -- 6. Soldiers of fortune -- 7. Popular fictions
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 268 pages
Isbn
9780719037498
Isbn Type
(hard)
Lccn
93045568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29667979
  • (OCoLC)ocm29667979
Label
The language of empire : myths and metaphors of popular imperialism, 1880-1918, Robert H. MacDonald
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. A poetics of war -- 2. The Island Story -- 3. Deeds of Glory -- 4. The invention of Rhodesia -- 5. The Laureate of Empire -- and his chorus -- 6. Soldiers of fortune -- 7. Popular fictions
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 268 pages
Isbn
9780719037498
Isbn Type
(hard)
Lccn
93045568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29667979
  • (OCoLC)ocm29667979

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