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Empires of the Imagination

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Empires of the Imagination

Politics, War, and the Arts in the British World, 1750-1850

By Holger Hoock

Profile Books(GB), Hardcover, 9781861978592, 514pp.

Publication Date: August 23, 2010


How the culture of power and the power of culture were interwoven and shaped the character of British public life.

About the Author
Holger Hoock (b. 1972) grew up near Heidelberg in Germany. He is the Reader (Associate Professor) in British History and Founding Director of the Eighteenth-Century Worlds Centre at the University of Liverpool. As a Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress, he currently lives in Washington, D.C.

Praise For Empires of the Imagination

"An excellent book, brimming with insights and splendid illustrations ... a sumptuous treat indeed" - Daily Telegraph

"Terrific" - Financial Times

"Chock full of vivid case studies ... beautifully done" - Spectator

"An ambitious, authoritative survey of British visual culture in an age of imperial ascent" - Guardian