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By Karen Jones,Giacomo Macola

ISBN-10: 1409447529

ISBN-13: 9781409447528

Firearms were studied by means of imperial historians usually as technique of human destruction and fabric construction. but firearms have consistently been invested with a complete array of extra social and symbolical meanings. through putting those meanings on the centre of research, the essays offered during this quantity expand the research of the gun past the confines of army heritage and the exam of its influence on particular colonial encounters. by way of bringing cultural views to undergo in this such a lot pervasive of technological artefacts, the individuals discover the densely interwoven relationships among firearms and extensive procedures of social switch. In so doing, they give a contribution to a fuller figuring out of a few of the main major outcomes of British and American imperial expansions. no longer the least unique function of the e-book is its worldwide body of reference. Bringing jointly historians of alternative classes and areas, A Cultural heritage of Firearms within the Age of Empire overcomes conventional compartmentalisations of ancient wisdom and encourages the drawing of novel and illuminating comparisons throughout time and space.

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