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A Cultural History of Firearms in the Age of Empire

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A Cultural History of Firearms in the Age of Empire - Jones, Karen, and Macola, Giacomo (Editor)
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Firearms have been studied by imperial historians mainly as means of human destruction and material production. Yet firearms have always been invested with a whole array of additional social and symbolical meanings. By placing these meanings at the centre of analysis, the essays presented in this volume extend the study of the gun beyond the confines of military history and the examination of its impact on specific colonial encounters. By bringing cultural perspectives to bear on this most pervasive of technological ...

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A Cultural History of Firearms in the Age of Empire 2013, Ashgate Publishing Limited

ISBN-13: 9781409447528

Hardcover