The Skull of Alum Bheg The Life and Death of a Rebel of 1857

Auteur: Kim A. Wagner
Taal: Engels
The Skull of Alum Bheg
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9781849048705
  • november 2017
  • 256 pagina's
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An absorbing history charting the long afterlife of the 1857 'Indian Mutiny' and the Victorians' macabre fetish for collecting body parts.

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'Astonishing . . . Wagner radically reframes popular assumptions about how the British Empire was won and run . . . engrossing.' 'Superb popular history . . . meticulous forensic research into the events that led to the 1857 uprising.' '[Wagner] has created a historical detective story all the more intriguing because of the archival absence of Bheg himself . . . a fascinating study of life and death in British India.' 'This is a remarkable work of historical detection . . . a meticulously researched and well-documented account of the events leading up to Bheg's execution. . . Wagner's book is a welcome addition to our understanding of the modus operandi of imperialism.' Gripping, fast paced narrative . . . Wagner delves deftly into vast primary source material to illustrate the intricate and multifaceted social histories of events . . . one pleasantly feels less that one is reading a historical account than an a heady whodunit.' A meticulously researched, gripping narrative that brings to life the human aspects of imperialism . . . vividly written . . . page-turning.' 'Remarkable.' Gripping . . . a valuable addition to the existing body of scholarship on 1857.' 'With this book Wagner casts off the crimes -- mutiny and murder -- for which the men of the 46th BNI were massacred. And by doing so, Wagner does something truly magical: nearly 160 years after Bheg's brutal execution, Wagner returns him and his comrades their rightful and due honour.'

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Verschijningsdatum
november 2017
Aantal pagina's
256 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

Betrokkenen

Auteur
Kim A. Wagner
Uitgever
C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd

EAN

EAN
9781849048705

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Subtitel
The Life and Death of a Rebel of 1857
Thema Qualifier Code
3M
Thema Subject Code
NHTQ

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Periode
ca. 1800-1910
Land
India
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