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By Karen Jones,Giacomo Macola

Firearms were studied through imperial historians regularly as technique of human destruction and fabric creation. but firearms have constantly been invested with a complete array of extra social and symbolical meanings. through putting those meanings on the centre of study, the essays provided during this quantity expand the research of the gun past the confines of army historical past and the exam of its impression on particular colonial encounters. by means of bringing cultural views to endure in this such a lot pervasive of technological artefacts, the individuals discover the densely interwoven relationships among firearms and large techniques of social swap. In so doing, they give a contribution to a fuller knowing of a few of the main major effects of British and American imperial expansions. no longer the least unique characteristic of the e-book is its international body of reference. Bringing jointly historians of alternative classes and areas, A Cultural background of Firearms within the Age of Empire overcomes conventional compartmentalisations of old wisdom and encourages the drawing of novel and illuminating comparisons throughout time and space.

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