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The Resource The Stillbirth of Capital : Enlightenment Writing and Colonial India

The Stillbirth of Capital : Enlightenment Writing and Colonial India

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The Stillbirth of Capital : Enlightenment Writing and Colonial India
Title
The Stillbirth of Capital
Title remainder
Enlightenment Writing and Colonial India
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book targets one of the humanities' most widely held premises: namely, that the European Enlightenment laid the groundwork for modern imperialism. It argues instead that the Enlightenment's vision of empire calls our own historical and theoretical paradigms into question. While eighteenth-century British India has not received nearly the same attention as nineteenth- and twentieth-century empires, it is the place where colonial rule and Enlightenment reason first became entwined. The Stillbirth of Capital makes its case by examining every work about British India written by a major author
Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Ahmed, Siraj
Dewey number
  • 820.9/005
  • 820.9005
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR448.I534A36 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Colonies in literature
  • English literature
  • Enlightenment
  • Great Britain
  • India
  • India
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • British colonies
  • Colonies in literature
  • English literature
  • Enlightenment
  • Literature
  • Asia
  • India
  • English
  • Languages & Literatures
  • English Literature
Label
The Stillbirth of Capital : Enlightenment Writing and Colonial India
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Copyright; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Enlightenment and Colonial India; PART I: COMMERCE (1670-1760); 1. Sovereignty and Monopoly: Dryden's Amboyna; 2. Conversion and Piracy: Defoe's Captain Singleton; PART II: CONQUEST (1760-1790); 3. Sentiment and Debt: Sterne's Bramine's Journal and Foote's Nabob; 4. Free Trade and Famine: The Wealth of Nations and Bentham's "Essay"; 5. Nation and Addiction: Burke's and Sheridan's Speeches in the Hastings Impeachment; PART III: PROGRESS (1790-1815)
  • 6. Orientalism and the Permanent Fix of War: Voltaire contra Sir William Jones7. History, Anachronism, Violence: Morgan's Missionary and Scott's Guy Mannering; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
767503043
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (569 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804778114
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)767503043
Label
The Stillbirth of Capital : Enlightenment Writing and Colonial India
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Copyright; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Enlightenment and Colonial India; PART I: COMMERCE (1670-1760); 1. Sovereignty and Monopoly: Dryden's Amboyna; 2. Conversion and Piracy: Defoe's Captain Singleton; PART II: CONQUEST (1760-1790); 3. Sentiment and Debt: Sterne's Bramine's Journal and Foote's Nabob; 4. Free Trade and Famine: The Wealth of Nations and Bentham's "Essay"; 5. Nation and Addiction: Burke's and Sheridan's Speeches in the Hastings Impeachment; PART III: PROGRESS (1790-1815)
  • 6. Orientalism and the Permanent Fix of War: Voltaire contra Sir William Jones7. History, Anachronism, Violence: Morgan's Missionary and Scott's Guy Mannering; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
767503043
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (569 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804778114
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)767503043

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