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By Karen Jones,Giacomo Macola

Firearms were studied via imperial historians customarily as technique of human destruction and fabric construction. but firearms have regularly been invested with a complete array of extra social and symbolical meanings. through putting those meanings on the centre of research, the essays provided during this quantity expand the examine of the gun past the confines of army background and the exam of its impression on particular colonial encounters. through bringing cultural views to undergo in this such a lot pervasive of technological artefacts, the members discover the densely interwoven relationships among firearms and huge procedures of social swap. In so doing, they give a contribution to a fuller knowing of a few of the main major outcomes of British and American imperial expansions. now not the least unique characteristic of the ebook is its international body of reference. Bringing jointly historians of alternative sessions and areas, A Cultural historical past of Firearms within the Age of Empire overcomes conventional compartmentalisations of historic wisdom and encourages the drawing of novel and illuminating comparisons throughout time and space.

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