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Classics and Imperialism in the British Empire

Mark Bradley


In this volume scholars of modern and ancient culture come together to explore historical, textual, material, and theoretical interactions between classics and imperialism during the heyday of the British Empire from the late eighteenth century through to its collapse in the early decades of the twentieth century. The contributors examine the multiple dialogues that developed between classics and colonialism in this period and argue that the two exerted a formative influence on each other at a number of important levels. Most at issue in the contexts where classics and empire converged was the ... More

Keywords: classics, classical, imperialism, Britain, British Empire, colonialism, Greece, Rome, scholarship, ownership, authority

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199584727
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584727.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Bradley, editor
Lecturer in Ancient History, University of Nottingham

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Part I Classical Scholarship and Imperial Hegemonies

1 Imperial Encounters

Kostas Vlassopoulos

Part II Classics and the Superior Race

4 ‘The Ablest Race’

Debbie Challis

Part III Empire and the Classical Text

Part IV Decline and Danger

7 Edward Gibbon and Francis Haverfield

Adam Rogers and Richard Hingley

Part V Relocating the Classical

10 Translatio Imperii

Margaret Malamud


Phiroze Vasunia

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