Evil, barbarism and empire : Britain and abroad, c. 1830-2000

edited by Tom Crook, Rebecca Gill and Bertrand Taithe

'Genocide', 'totalitarianism', 'mass warfare': these are among the immediate historiographical coordinates that spring to mind when thinking about evil and barbarism in the context of European modernity. The aim of this volume is to begin the task of generating a new set of coordinates, ones which set established preoccupations within a more expansive interpretive framework. These coordinates are threefold: political, in terms of the discourses and practices of liberal governance; historiographical, in terms of moving beyond philosophical and empirical approaches to evil and barbarism; and chronological, in terms of the various assumptions regarding human agency, free will and time that emerged in the wake of the Enlightenment. The principal geographical focus is imperial Britain, but the volume also features essays which address colonial encounters abroad, including those of France and Germany.

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  • List of Figures Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Liberal Civilisation and its Discontents: Evil, Barbarism and Empire
  • T.Crook, R.Gill & B.Taithe PART I: METROPOLITAN EVILS Evil in Question: The Victorian Social and the Politics of Prostitution, 1830-1900
  • T.Crook Terror, Spectacle and the Press: Anarchist Outrage in Edwardian England
  • D.Speicher 'And I am the God of Destruction!': Fu Manchu and the Construction of Asiatic Evil in the Novels of Arthur Sarsfield Ward, 1912-1939
  • A.Taylor PART II: IMPERIAL EVILS The Politics of Italianism: Reynolds's Newspaper, the Indian Mutiny, and the Radical Critique of Liberal Imperialism in Mid-Victorian Britain
  • E.F.Biagini The Victorian Lexicon of Evil: Frederic Harrison, the Positivists and the Language of International Politics
  • H.S. Jones PART III: GEOPOLITICS OF EVIL Evil, Liberalism and the Imperial Designs of the Catholic Church, 1867-1905
  • B.Taithe 'Now I have seen evil, and I cannot be silent about it': Arnold J. Toynbee and his Encounters with Atrocity, 1915-1923
  • R.Gill Atrocity Narratives and Inter-Imperial Rivalry: Britain, Germany and the Treatment of 'Native Races', 1904-1939
  • C.Twomey PART IV: AGENTS OF EVIL Conrad's Horror: Heart of Darkness and the Imaginary of Power
  • T.Osborne The Lives of Others: The Defeat of Evil or the Evil of Defeat?
  • S.McCracken Islam, Violence and the New Barbarism
  • T.Jacoby Index

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書名 Evil, barbarism and empire : Britain and abroad, c. 1830-2000
著作者等 Crook, Tom
Taithe, Bertrand
Gill Rebecca
出版元 Palgrave Macmillan
刊行年月 2011
ページ数 x, 290 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 9780230241275
NCID BB0740983X
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス