Reforming Empire

Reforming Empire

Protestant Colonialism and Conscience in British Literature

eBook - 2002
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"The strength of Empire," wrote Ben Jonson, "is in religion." In Reforming Empire, Christopher Hodgkins takes Jonson's dictum as his point of departure, showing how for more than four centuries the Protestant imagination gave the British Empire its main paradigms for dominion and also, ironically, its chief languages of anti-imperial dissent. From Edmund Spenser's Faerie Queene to Rudyard Kipling's "The Man Who Would Be King," English literature about empire has turned with strange constancy to themes of worship and idolatry, atrocity and deliverance, slavery and service, conversion, prophecy, apostasy, and doom.
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, [2002], ©2002
ISBN: 9780826262943
Branch Call Number: 820.9358 Ho
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 290 pages)
Additional Contributors: EBSCOhost (Online service)

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