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Journeys to Empire: Enlightenment, Imperialism, and the British Encounter with Tibet, 1774-1904

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This fascinating study of two British missions to Tibet in 1774 and 1904 provides a unique perspective on the relationship between the Enlightenment and European colonialism. Gordon Stewart compares and contrasts the Enlightenment era mission led by George Bogle and the Edwardian mission of Francis Younghusband as they crossed the Himalayas into Tibet. Through the British agents' diaries, reports, and letters and by exploring their relationships with Indians, Bhutanese and Tibetans, Stewart is able to trace the shifting ideologies, economic interests and political agendas that lay behind British empire-building from the late eighteenth century to the early twentieth century. This compelling account sheds new light on the changing nature of British imperialism, on power and intimacy in the encounter between East and West, and on the relationship of history and memory.

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Comparing two British missions to Tibet in 1774 and 1904, Stewart sheds light on the changing nature of British imperialism.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521735681
Author:
Stewart, Gordon T.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Great Britain Colonies.
Subject:
Younghusband, Francis Edward
Subject:
World History-England General
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
8.80x5.90x.60 in. 1.05 lbs.

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