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Imperial Cities: Landscape, Display and Identity

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The fifteen essays in this book explore the influence of imperialism in a range of urban centres, including London, Paris, Rome, Vienna, Marseilles, Glasgow and Seville. The first part on "imperial landscapes" is devoted to large-scale architectural schemes and monuments, including the Queen Victoria Memorial in London and the Vittoriano in Rome. In the second part, the fo
Paperback, 304 pages
Published October 17th 2003 by Manchester University Press (first published September 11th 1999)
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James Webster
I found this extremely hard work: far too much of that empty rhetoric that post-modernist historians are so fond of. Some interesting passages but far outweighed by masculine imperial identity anxieties inscribed upon the body.
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