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The Lords of Human Kind free pdf When European explorers went out into the world to open up trade routes and establish colonies, they brought back much more than silks and spices, cotton and tea. Inevitably, they came into contact with the peoples of other parts of the world and formed views of them occasionally admiring, more often hostile or contemptuous. Using a stunning array of sources - missionaries' memoirs, the letters of diplomats' wives, explorers' diaries and the work of writers as diverse as Voltaire, Thackeray, Oliver Goldsmith and, of course, Kipling - Victor Kiernan teases out the full range of European attitudes to other peoples. Erudite, ironic and global in its scope, The Lords of Human Kind has been a major influence on a generation of historians and cultural critics and is a landmark in the history of Eurocentrism.

About Victor Kiernan

Victor Kiernan (1913-2009) ranks among Britain's most distinguished historians. After a fellowship at Trinity College, Cambridge, and a long period spent teaching in India, he joined the History Department at the University of Edinburgh, where he served as Professor of Modern History from 1970 until his retirement. Over the course of his life he authored such works as European Empires from Conquest to Collapse- The Duel in European History- Shakespeare: Poet and Citizen- Horace: Poetics and Politics and numerous others, as well as translating two volumes of Urdu poetry.

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Author : Victor Kiernan
Publisher : Zed Books Ltd
Data Published : 12 February 2015
ISBN : 1783604298
EAN : 9781783604296
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 384 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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  • The Lords of Human Kind free pdfThe Lords of Human Kind

    . When European explorers went out into the world to open up trade routes and establish colonies, they brought back much more than silks and spices, cotton and tea. Inevitably, they came into contact