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Insurgent Empire

Author: Priyamvada Gopal

Publisher: Verso Trade

ISBN: 1784784125

Page: 607

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Much has been written on how colonial subjects took up British and European ideas and turned them against empire when making claims to freedom and self-determination. The possibility of reverse influence has been largely overlooked. Insurgent Empire shows how Britain's enslaved and colonial subjects were not merely victims of empire and subsequent beneficiaries of its crises of conscience but also agents whose resistance both contributed to their own liberation and shaped British ideas about freedom and who could be free. This book examines dissent over the question of empire in Britain and shows how it was influenced by rebellions and resistance in the colonies from the West Indies and East Africa to Egypt and India. It also shows how a pivotal role in fomenting dissent was played by anticolonial campaigners based in London, at the heart of the empire.

Time s Monster

See also Wilfrid Blunt's grim appraisal, “The Shame of the Nineteenth Century,”
quoted in Gopal, Insurgent Empire, 164, 341, 342. A critical exception is Davis,
Late Victorian Holocausts. On British socialist and anti imperialist thought in this ...

Time   s Monster

Author: Priya Satia

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674248376

Page: 336

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An award-winning author reconsiders the role of historians in political debate. For generations, British thinkers told the history of an empire whose story was still very much in the making. While they wrote of conquest, imperial rule in India, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean was consolidated. While they described the development of imperial governance, rebellions were brutally crushed. As they reimagined empire during the two world wars, decolonization was compromised. Priya Satia shows how these historians not only interpreted the major political events of their time but also shaped the future that followed. Satia makes clear that historical imagination played a significant role in the unfolding of empire. History emerged as a mode of ethics in the modern period, endowing historians from John Stuart Mill to Winston Churchill with outsized policymaking power. At key moments in Satia’s telling, we find Britons warding off guilty conscience by recourse to particular notions of history, especially those that spotlighted great men helpless before the will of Providence. Braided with this story is an account of alternative visions articulated by anticolonial thinkers such as William Blake, Mahatma Gandhi, and E. P. Thompson. By the mid-twentieth century, their approaches had reshaped the discipline of history and the ethics that came with it. Time’s Monster demonstrates the dramatic consequences of writing history today as much as in the past. Against the backdrop of enduring global inequalities, debates about reparations, and the crisis in the humanities, Satia’s is an urgent moral voice.

Reactionary Democracy

... spread of anti-colonial ideas and activism in Britain itself, as Priyamvada Gopal
argues in Insurgent Empire: Anticolonial Resistance and British Dissent.” Yet a
nostalgic longing for Empire and colonial times remains popular among the elite,
 ...

Reactionary Democracy

Author: Aurelien Mondon

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 1788734238

Page: 224

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Democracy must be anti-racist. Any less is cowardly. Any less is reactionary. Democracy is not necessarily progressive, and will only be if we make it so. What Mondon and Winter call 'reactionary democracy' is the use of the concept of democracy and its associated understanding of the power to the people (demos cratos) for reactionary ends. The resurgence of racism, populism and the far right is not the result of popular demands as we are often told. It is rather the logical conclusion of the more or less conscious manipulation by the elite of the concept of 'the people' and the working class to push reactionary ideas. These narratives place racism as a popular demand, rather than as something encouraged and perpetuated by elites, thus exonerating those with the means to influence and control public discourse through the media in particular. This in turn has legitimised the far right, strengthened its hand and compounded inequalities. These actions diverts us away from real concerns and radical alternatives to the current system. Through a careful and thorough deconstruction of the hegemonic discourse currently preventing us from thinking beyond the liberal vs populist dichotomy, this book develops a better understanding of the systemic forces underpinning our current model and its exploitative and discriminatory basis. The book shows us that the far right would not have been able to achieve such success, either electorally or ideologically, were it not for the help of elite actors (the media, politicians and academics). While the far right is a real threat and should not be left off the hook, the authors argue that we need to shift the responsibility of the situation towards those who too often claim to be objective, and even powerless, bystanders despite their powerful standpoint and clear capacity to influence the agenda, public discourse, and narratives, particularly when they platform and legitimise racist and far right ideas and actors.

The Oxford World History of Empire

Volume Two: the History of Empires Peter Fibiger Bang, C. A. Bayly, Vere
Harmsworth Professor of Imperial and Naval ... Decolonisation and the British
Empire, 1775–1997. ... Insurgent Empire: Anticolonial Resistance and British
Dissent.

The Oxford World History of Empire

Author: Peter Fibiger Bang

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0197532764

Page: 1352

View: 343

This is the first world history of empire, reaching from the third millennium BCE to the present. By combining synthetic surveys, thematic comparative essays, and numerous chapters on specific empires, its two volumes provide unparalleled coverage of imperialism throughout history and across continents, from Asia to Europe and from Africa to the Americas. Only a few decades ago empire was believed to be a thing of the past; now it is clear that it has been and remains one of the most enduring forms of political organization and power. We cannot understand the dynamics and resilience of empire without moving decisively beyond the study of individual cases or particular periods, such as the relatively short age of European colonialism. The history of empire, as these volumes amply demonstrate, needs to be drawn on the much broader canvas of global history. Volume Two: The History of Empires tracks the protean history of political domination from the very beginnings of state formation in the Bronze Age up to the present. Case studies deal with the full range of the historical experience of empire, from the realms of the Achaemenids and Asoka to the empires of Mali and Songhay, and from ancient Rome and China to the Mughals, American settler colonialism, and the Soviet Union. Forty-five chapters detailing the history of individual empires are tied together by a set of global synthesizing surveys that structure the world history of empire into eight chronological phases.

The Chinese Empire Past and Present

Supposing the accuracy of the representations , we should deem the boy -
emperor a weakling , and the insurgent chief a man fit to lead the armies of an
empire against a Caesar or a Napoleon . Commanding intellect , deep
penetration ...

The Chinese Empire  Past and Present

Author: Chi-tʻung Chʻên

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 243

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Procession of the Gods

First and last self is humanity's most troublesome possession , the one insurgent
empire it has never been able to subdue . The answers are various enough : lose
it , said Gautama , in the peace of Nirvana . Lose it , said the Brahman , in the ...

Procession of the Gods

Author: Gaius Glenn Atkins

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 577

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Empire Or Republic

After the capture of Manila the insurgents Thus was begun the war , of which the
Comwere guilty of all manner of abuses , and it mission speaks as follows :
became necessary to order them back into " Deplorable as war is , the one in
which ...

Empire Or Republic

Author: Lincoln Republican League

Publisher:

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Page: 31

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Treaties Between the Empire of China and Foreign Powers

... on the ist inst . , to the Insurgent authorities at Nanking , and of their reply ,
together with a copy of the Pass to be used ... be interfered with by the insurgents
, but that all intercourse held with any place in their possession , will be
conducted ...

Treaties Between the Empire of China and Foreign Powers

Author: China

Publisher:

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Page: 255

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The Turkish empire by T Milner

Hussein Avni Pasha , a man of determination and energy , who had taken a main
part in the enforced abdication of Abdul Aziz , and was strongly opposed to the
Christian insurgents , stood at the head of the war or fanatical party , and was ...

The Turkish empire  by T  Milner

Author: Thomas Milner

Publisher:

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The St James s Magazine and United Empire Review

There was no collision ; the bourgeoisie were prudent ; the insurgents too
terrified to distinguish friend from foe . ... the stream grew thinner , and treading
on the heels of the last stragglers appeared a small group of insurgent
gendarmes .

The St  James s Magazine and United Empire Review

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Haydn s Dictionary of Dates

27 Sept . Sigismond obtains the crown of Bohemia , and Batthyany tried at Pesth ,
and shot : many other is elected emperor of Germany . insurgent chiefs put to
death . 6 Oct . , , Albert of Austria succeeds to the throne of Amnesty granted to
the ...

Haydn s Dictionary of Dates

Author: Joseph Haydn

Publisher:

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Page: 541

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The history of Russia from the foundation of the empire to the war with Turkey in 1877 78 by H Tyrrell and H A Haukeil

an openty authoriti between the rest of the concealed in the house of a Christian
with the insurgents , who fixed a day to named Alexi Vartellas , and sent the
mudirmeet them . At the time appointed , howto arrest them . But the mudir and
his ...

The history of Russia from the foundation of the empire to the war with Turkey in 1877  78  by H  Tyrrell and H A  Haukeil

Author: Henry Tyrrell (teacher of elocution.)

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History of the Romans Under the Empire

The insurgents demanded that the stipulated sum should be paid down on the
instant , and the private coffers of Germanicus and his officers , as well as of the
emperor himself , were ransacked to satisfy them . ' This sacrifice was after all ...

History of the Romans Under the Empire

Author: Charles Merivale

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