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The Imperial Archive: Knowledge and the Fantasy of Empire

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Nineteenth-century Britain could be seen as the first information society in history--for the simple reason that it accumulated knowledge from the far-flung corners of its empire faster than it could easily digest it. The British Empire presented a vast administrative challenge; by meeting that challenge through maps and surveys, censuses and statistics, Victorian administrators developed a new symbiosis of knowledge and power. The narratives of the late nineteenth century are full of fantasies about an empire united not by ...

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Imperial Archive: Knowledge and the Fantasy of Empire
1993, Verso, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780860916055

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The Imperial Archive: Knowledge and the Fantasy of Empire
1993, Verso, London, England

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