From Plunder to Preservation: Britain and the Heritage of Empire, C.1800-1940

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What was the effect of the British Empire on the cultures and civilisations of the peoples over whom it ruled? This book takes a novel approach to this important and controversial subject by considering the impact of empire on the idea of 'heritage'. It reveals a dazzling variety of attitudes on the part of the imperialists - from frank 'plunder' of American, Asian, African and Pacific peoples' cultural artefacts and monuments to a growing appreciation of the need for 'preservation' of the world's heritage in the places it ...

From Plunder to Preservation: Britain and the Heritage of Empire, c.1800-1940 2013, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780197265413

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