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ISBN: 0226184870
Author: Matthew H. Edney
Language: English
Publisher: University of Chicago Press; 1st Edition edition (September 2, 1997)
Pages: 480
Category: Earth Sciences
Subcategory: Science
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1765-1843, Chicago/London, University.

1765-1843, Chicago/London, University.

But more importantly, Mapping an Empire sets a new standard for books that examine a fundamental problem in the history o. .

The book Mapping an Empire: The Geographical Construction of British India, 1765-1843, Matthew H. Edney is published by University of Chicago Press. In this fascinating history of the British surveys of India, Matthew H. Edney relates how imperial Britain used modern survey techniques to not only create and define the spatial image of its Empire, but also to legitimate its colonialist activities. There is much to be praised in this book. But more importantly, Mapping an Empire sets a new standard for books that examine a fundamental problem in the history of European imperialism. Graham Burnett, Times Literary Supplement.

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Matthew H. Edney, Matthew .University of Chicago Press, 2 сент

Matthew H.University of Chicago Press, 2 сент. From James Rennell's survey of Bengal (1765-71) to George Everest's retirement in 1843 as surveyor general of India, geography served in the front lines of the British East India Company's territorial and intellectual conquest of South Asia.

Matthew Edney’s aim in this richly illustrated book, however, is not so much to write a history of the Survey of India .

In the wake of his mentor, the late . Harley, Edney believes that maps do not present truth but, on deconstruction, reveal themselves as a complex tissue of persuasion and misrepresentation.

Mapping an Empire is a marvelous manifestation of the interconnectedness of things

Mapping an Empire is a marvelous manifestation of the interconnectedness of things. On the one hand, it is a book about a specific historical episode in which an unknown area was mapped. As he investigates the century-long British effort to "transform a land of incomprehensible spectacle into an empire of knowledge," Edney examines the philosophical and intellectual underpinnings of cartography, maps as power politics, technical aspects of surveying, the arcane operations and internal politics of the British East India Company, and much more.

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Map historian and geographer Matthew H. Edney was born in 1962 in London SW19. His dissertation was published as Mapping an Empire: The Geographical Construction of British India, 1765–1843 (Chicago, 1997). He completed the . c. in Geography at University College London (1983) and then the . in Cartography (1985) and P. in Geography (1990) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. After teaching at SUNY–Binghamton (aka Binghamton University) in 1990–95, Edney moved to the University of Southern Maine as faculty scholar in the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education.

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In this fascinating history of the British surveys of India, Matthew H. Edney relates how imperial Britain used modern survey techniques to not only create and define the spatial image of its Empire, but also to legitimate its colonialist activities."There is much to be praised in this book. It is an excellent history of how India came to be painted red in the nineteenth century. But more importantly, Mapping an Empire sets a new standard for books that examine a fundamental problem in the history of European imperialism."—D. Graham Burnett, Times Literary Supplement"Mapping an Empire is undoubtedly a major contribution to the rapidly growing literature on science and empire, and a work which deserves to stimulate a great deal of fresh thinking and informed research."—David Arnold, Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History"This case study offers broadly applicable insights into the relationship between ideology, technology and politics. . . . Carefully read, this is a tale of irony about wishful thinking and the limits of knowledge."—Publishers Weekly

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