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Imperial cities : landscape, display and identity /
edited by Felix Driver and David Gilbert.
imprint
Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by St. Martin's Press, 1999.
description
xvii, 283 p. : ill., map, plan ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0719054133
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Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by St. Martin's Press, 1999.
isbn
0719054133
general note
This "book has its origins in a research project at Royal Holloway, University of London ... [that] was concluded with a major international conference on the theme of imperial cities in May 1997. Earlier versions of most of the chapters were presented at the conference"--Acknowledgements.
catalogue key
3340032
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This work explores the influence of imperialism in the landscapes of modern European cities. Many still have signs of their imperial past in their architecture and monuments as well as in the way their identities are understood.
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Imperial Cities explores the influence of imperialism in the landscapes of modern European cities. Many still display unmistakable signs of their imperial past, not only in their architecture and monuments, but also in the ways in which their identifies are constructed by their inhabitants and by international tourists. The fifteen essays in this book explore the influence of imperialism in a range of urban centers, including London, Paris, Rome, Vienna, Marseilles, Glasgow and Seville. The first part on "imperial landscapes" is devoted to large-scale architectural schemes and monuments. The second part focuses on imperial display throughout the city, from spectacular exhibitions and ceremonies to more private displays of empire in suburban gardens. The final part considers the changing cultural and political identities in the imperial city, looking particularly at nationalism, masculinity and anti-imperialism.
Table of Contents
Imperial Cities: Overlapping Territories, Intertwined Histories
'A Grand Work of Noble Conception': The Victoria Memorial and Imperial London
Empire in Modern Rome: Shaping and Remembering An Imperial City, 1870-1911
Capitale Du Plasir: The Remaking of Imperial Paris
The Potemkin City: Tourist Images of Late Imperial Vienna
Imperial Visions: Rebuilding The Bank of England 1919-39
Staging the Imperial City: The Pageant of London, 1911
'Capital of the Colonies': Real and Imagined Boundaries Between Metropole and Empire in 1920s Marseilles
Commemorating Empire in Twentieth-Century Seville
Portable Iron Structures and Uncertain Colonial Spaces At the Sydenham Crystal Palace
'The Scenery of the Torrid Zone': Imagined Travels and the Culture of the Exotics in Nineteenth Century British Gardens
'The Second City of the Empire': Glasgow--Imperial Municipality
Sartorial Spectacle: Clothing and Masculine Identities in the Imperial City, 1860-1914
Anti-Imperial London: The Pan-African Conference of 1900
Afterword--Postcolonial Times: The Visible and the Invisible
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