"The Edge of Empire" Book Review by Top Papers

"The Edge of Empire"
A review of Maya Jasanoff's, "The Edge of Empire".
# 137249 | 1,250 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in History (British) , Literature (General)


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The paper looks at Maya Jasanoff's text, "Edge of Empire", and, after discussing its thesis and how Jasanoff defends that thesis, argues that her work is relatively convincing because of its balanced approach, because of its non-ideological nature, and because of her extensive use of primary sources. That said, her emphasis upon describing the early British Empire as a period wherein the collecting of antiquities was popular falters somewhat in the sense that she mostly focuses upon a few notable collectors; consequently, a legitimate case can be made that Jasanoff is trying to make a generalization out of the actions of a select few who had the time, money, resourcefulness, and ambition to engage in large-scale collecting and even excavation. Nonetheless, the paper concludes that her work is sober and mature and is a welcome addition to the literature.

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"The following paper will look at Maya Jasanoff's text, Edge of Empire, and, after discussing its thesis and how Jasanoff defends that thesis, will argue that her work is relatively convincing because of its balanced approach, because of its non-ideological nature, and because of her extensive use of primary sources. That said, her emphasis upon describing the early British Empire as a period wherein the collecting of antiquities was popular falters somewhat in the sense that she mostly focuses upon a few notable collectors; consequently, a legitimate case can be made that Jasanoff is trying to make a generalization out of the actions of a select..."

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