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The Resource The alchemy of empire : abject materials and the technologies of colonialism, Rajani Sudan

The alchemy of empire : abject materials and the technologies of colonialism, Rajani Sudan

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The alchemy of empire : abject materials and the technologies of colonialism
Title
The alchemy of empire
Title remainder
abject materials and the technologies of colonialism
Statement of responsibility
Rajani Sudan
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Alchemy of Empire unravels the non-European origins of Enlightenment science. Focusing on the abject materials of empire-building, this study traces the genealogies of substances like mud, mortar, ice, and paper, as well as forms of knowledge like inoculation. Showing how East India Company employees deployed the paradigm of alchemy in order to make sense of the new worlds they confronted, Rajani Sudan argues that the Enlightenment was born largely out of Europe's (and Britain's) sense of insecurity and inferiority in the early modern world. Plumbing the depths of the imperial archive, Sudan uncovers the history of the British Enlightenment in the literary artifacts of the long eighteenth century, from the correspondence of the East India Company and the papers of the Royal Society to the poetry of Alexander Pope and the novels of Jane Austen"--
  • "The Alchemy of Empire unravels the non-European origins of Enlightenment science. Focusing on the abject materials of empire-building, this study traces the genealogies of substances like mud, mortar, ice, and paper, and forms of knowledge like inoculation, arguing that East India Company employees deployed the paradigm of alchemy in order to make sense of the new worlds they confronted"--
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Sudan, Rajani
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Technology transfer
  • Europe
  • Enlightenment
  • Technology in literature
  • Imperialism
  • Great Britain
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • British colonies
  • Civilization
  • Enlightenment
  • Imperialism
  • Technology in literature
  • Technology transfer
  • Europe
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The alchemy of empire : abject materials and the technologies of colonialism, Rajani Sudan
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Introduction: Mud, Mortar, and Empire; 1. The Alchemy of Empire; 2. Mortar and the Making of Madras; 3. Ice and the Production of British Climate; 4. Inoculation and the Limits of British Imperialism; 5. ""Plaisters, "" Paper, and the Labor of Letters; Epilogue; Acknowledg ments; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y
Control code
ocn930364393
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (223 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823270705
Lccn
2015046367
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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JSTOR
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22573/ctt1bn6snj
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)930364393
Label
The alchemy of empire : abject materials and the technologies of colonialism, Rajani Sudan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Introduction: Mud, Mortar, and Empire; 1. The Alchemy of Empire; 2. Mortar and the Making of Madras; 3. Ice and the Production of British Climate; 4. Inoculation and the Limits of British Imperialism; 5. ""Plaisters, "" Paper, and the Labor of Letters; Epilogue; Acknowledg ments; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y
Control code
ocn930364393
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (223 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823270705
Lccn
2015046367
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1bn6snj
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)930364393

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