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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
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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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