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Britain and the World
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The MacKenzie Moment and Imperial History

Essays in Honour of John M. MacKenzie

Editors: Barczewski, Stephanie, Farr, Martin (Eds.)

  • Explores and celebrates the work of John M. MacKenzie in re-shaping the way in which British imperial history is approached and written about
  • Considers MacKenzie’s contribution to our understanding of Scotland’s role within the British Empire and the balance of power within the British Isles more generally
  • Discusses MacKenzie’s stance in relation to two prominent historiographical debates with Bernard Porter and with Edward Said
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About this book

This book celebrates the career of the eminent historian of the British Empire John M. MacKenzie, who pioneered the examination of the impact of the Empire on metropolitan culture. It is structured around three areas: the cultural impact of empire, 'Four-Nations' history, and global and transnational perspectives. These essays demonstrate MacKenzie’s influence but also interrogate his legacy for the study of imperial history, not only for Britain and the nations of Britain but also in comparative and transnational context. Written by seventeen historians from around the world, its subjects range from Jumbomania in Victorian Britain to popular imperial fiction, the East India Company, the ironic imperial revivalism of the 1960s, Scotland and Ireland and the empire, to transnational Chartism and Belgian colonialism. The essays are framed by three evaluations of what will be known as 'the MacKenzian moment' in the study of imperialism.



       

About the authors

Stephanie Barczewski is Carol K. Brown Scholar in the Humanities and Professor of History at Clemson University, USA.  Her most recent publication is Heroic Failure and the British (2016).

Martin Farr is Senior Lecturer in History at Newcastle University, UK. He teaches and writes on British politics and public life since 1914.


Reviews

“A rich collection of essays that mirrors the thoughtfulness of Mackenzie’s approach to cultural history, the nature of Orientalism, and the previously unconsidered dimensions of social experience in which empire figured large. Alongside close analysis of Scotland’s place in imperial history, there’s extensive treatment of museum culture, imperial architectural styling, trends in imperialist literatures, and evidence of British world connections. Other contributors make crystal clear why the interpretational shifts initiated by MacKenzie’s work are of lasting importance.” (Martin Thomas, University of Exeter, UK)

Buy this book

eBook 14,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: January 6, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-24459-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 103,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: January 6, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-24458-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The MacKenzie Moment and Imperial History
Book Subtitle
Essays in Honour of John M. MacKenzie
Editors
  • Stephanie Barczewski
  • Martin Farr
Series Title
Britain and the World
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-24459-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-24459-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-24458-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 421
Number of Illustrations
16 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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