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作者 Bayly, Martin J., 1984- author
書名 Taming the imperial imagination : colonial knowledge, international relations, and the Anglo-Afghan encounter, 1808-1878 / Martin J. Bayly, London School of Economics and Political Science
出版項 Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016
國際標準書號 9781107118058 (hardback)
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館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 歐美所圖書館3F西文書區  958.103 B344 2016    到期 12-08-21  -  30500101543059
 人文社會聯圖  DS357.6.G7 B39 2016    在架上    30600020109972
說明 xv, 334 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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附註 "Taming the Imperial Imagination marks a novel intervention into the debate on empire and international relations, and offers a new perspective on nineteenth-century Anglo-Afghan relations. Martin J. Bayly shows how, throughout the nineteenth century, the British Empire in India sought to understand and control its peripheries through the use of colonial knowledge. Addressing the fundamental question of what Afghanistan itself meant to the British at the time, he draws on extensive archival research to show how knowledge of Afghanistan was built, refined and warped by an evolving colonial state. This knowledge informed policy choices and cast Afghanistan in a separate legal and normative universe. Beginning with the disorganised exploits of nineteenth-century explorers and ending with the cold strategic logic of the militarised 'scientific frontier', this book tracks the nineteenth-century origins of contemporary policy 'expertise' and the forms of knowledge that inform interventions in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere today. The book develops in three parts, each of which corresponds to a theme. Part one on 'knowledge' examines how British colonial knowledge of Afghanistan was constructed through the experience of early British explorers and their published travel accounts, focusing in particular on the works of Mountstuart Elphinstone, Alexander Burnes, and Charles Masson. Part two on 'policy' looks at how key policy decisions leading to the First Anglo-Afghan War were shaped by the knowledge provided by an Afghanistan 'knowledge community' based on this earlier body of work and the interpretations made by colonial officials. Part three on 'exception' considers the impact of the First Anglo-Afghan War on diplomatic relations, and charts the emergence of a particular 'idea' of Afghanistan mediated by inter-imperial visions of order, and the intellectual and cultural influences of a particular British frontier mentality"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 308-324) and index
Part I. Knowledge -- 1. Early European explorers of Afghanistan -- 2. Knowledge entrepreneurs -- Part II. Policy -- 3. "Information... information" : Anglo-Afghan relations in the 1830s -- 4. Contestation and closure : rationalising the Afghan polity -- Part III. Exception -- 5. The emergence of a violent geography, 1842-1853 -- 6. Overcoming exception, 1853-1857 -- 7. "Science" and sentiment : the era of frontier management, 1857-1878 -- Appendix 1: Afghanistan's Ethnic Groups -- Appendix 2: Tribes of the Pashtun Ethnic Group -- Appendix 3: European Explorers of Afghanistan in Chronological Order, 1793-1839 -- Appendix 4: European Explorers of Afghanistan 1843-1878 -- Appendix 5: The Elphinstone Map -- Glossary
主題 Afghanistan -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- Afghanistan
Knowledge, Theory of -- Political aspects -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Afghanistan -- Foreign public opinion, British
Public opinion -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Imperialism -- History -- 19th century
Colonists -- Afghanistan -- History -- 19th century
Afghanistan -- Colonial influence
Afghanistan -- Discovery and exploration -- British
Afghan Wars -- Political aspects
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General. bisacsh
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