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Perceptions of war, savagery and civilisation in Britain, 1801-1899

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This dissertation traces the complex ways in which non-European military cultures – often designated as 'savage' – and the expeditions undertaken against them – regularly conceptualised as 'savage warfare' – were understood in the Victorian imagination. It addresses how these understandings shifted across time in relation to developments such as imperial expansion; cultural and intellectual shifts including the rise of evolutionary theory; and the practical issues that emerged in response ...

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Nicole M. Hartwell More by this author

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Department:
History Faculty
Role:
Supervisor
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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