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Author Satia, Priya.

Title Time's monster. How History Makes History [Hoopla electronic resource] / Priya Satia.

Edition Unabridged.
Publication Info. [United States] : Tantor Media, Inc., 2021.
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (16hr., 30 min.)) : digital.
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Cast Read by Priya Satia, Tanya Rodriguez.
Summary For generations, British thinkers told the history of an empire whose story was still very much in the making. While they wrote of conquest, imperial rule in India, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean was consolidated. While they described the development of imperial governance, rebellions were brutally crushed. As they reimagined empire during the two world wars, decolonization was compromised. Priya Satia shows how these historians not only interpreted the major political events of their time but also shaped the future that followed. Satia makes clear that historical imagination played a significant role in the unfolding of empire. History emerged as a mode of ethics in the modern period, endowing historians from John Stuart Mill to Winston Churchill with outsized policymaking power. At key moments in Satia's telling, we find Britons warding off guilty conscience by recourse to particular notions of history, especially those that spotlighted great men helpless before the will of Providence. Braided with this story is an account of alternative visions articulated by anticolonial thinkers such as William Blake, Mahatma Gandhi, and E. P. Thompson. By the mid-twentieth century, their approaches had reshaped the discipline of history and the ethics that came with it.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Political
History
Genre Audiobooks
Added Author Satia, Priya.
Rodriguez, Tanya.
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ISBN 9781666115635 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1666115630 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT14092331
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