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Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series

Engaging Colonial Knowledge

Reading European Archives in World History

Editors: Roque, R., Wagner, K. (Eds.)

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Presenting a set of rich case-studies which demonstrate novel and productive approaches to the study of colonial knowledge, this volume covers British, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish colonial encounters in Africa, Asia, America and the Pacific, from the sixteenth to the twentieth century.

About the authors

SUSAN BAYLY Reader in Historical Anthropology, Cambridge University, UK NIELS BRIMNES Associate Professor, Aarhus University, Denmark LEIGH DENAULT Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge, UK and Research Associate, Centre for History and Economics, King's College, Cambridge, UK CAROLINE DODDS PENNOCK Lecturer in Early Modern History, the University of Leicester, UK ANN LAURA STOLER Professor of Anthropology and Historical Studies, the Graduate Faculty of The New School for Social Research, New York, USA ALAN STRATHERN Research Fellow at Churchill College, University of Cambridge, UK NICHOLAS THOMAS Professor of Historical Anthropology and Director of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge, UK PAULINE VON HELLERMANN Research Fellow, the University of York, UK ANDREW ZIMMERMAN Associate Professor of History, the George Washington University in Washington, DC, USA

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"Overall, the contributions emphasise the potential of the colonial archives in providing access to a historical reality through the addition of analytical criticism. The case studies convincingly indicate omissions of 'post-Orientalist' criticism....The high quality of the individual contributions is undeniable." - Nathanael Kuck, Comparativ


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction: Engaging Colonial Knowledge

    Roque, Ricardo (et al.)

    Pages 1-32

  • ‘In Cold Blood’: Hierarchies of Credibility and the Politics of Colonial Narratives

    Stoler, Ann Laura

    Pages 35-66

  • North Indian Lives in the Archives of the Colonial State

    Denault, Leigh

    Pages 67-88

  • Reading Farm and Forest: Colonial Forest Science and Policy in Southern Nigeria

    Hellermann, Pauline von

    Pages 89-114

  • Insights from the ‘Ancient Word’: The Use of Colonial Sources in the Study of Aztec Society

    Pennock, Caroline Dodds

    Pages 115-134

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Engaging Colonial Knowledge
Book Subtitle
Reading European Archives in World History
Editors
  • R. Roque
  • K. Wagner
Series Title
Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-36007-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230360075
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-24198-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-31766-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 306
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