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The inner life of empires

Emma Rothschild

The inner life of empires

an eighteenth-century history

by Emma Rothschild

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  • 5 Currently reading

Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical,
  • Colonies,
  • HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain,
  • Biography,
  • HISTORY / Modern / 18th Century

  • Edition Notes

    StatementEmma Rothschild
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJV1027 .R68 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24792123M
    ISBN 109780691148953
    LC Control Number2010054189

    THE INNER LIFE, by Eberhard Arnold is a wonderful guide, and delved deep into the gospel. In the Preface, as I began reading, in the Arnolds had moved from Berlin to the village of Sannerz and started an international community, which later came to be known as the Bruderhof.4/5. Get this from a library! The inner life of empires: an eighteenth-century history. [Emma Rothschild] -- "They were abolitionists, speculators, slave owners, government officials, and occasional politicians. They were observers of the anxieties and dramas of empire. And they were from one family. The.

    This site, and The Inner Life of Empires, explore the inner lives of a set of people from the eighteenth study of the Johnstones and their many friends, ideas, and sentiments also has a life of its own. Since the publication of The Inner Life of Empires, new references to the Johnstones have continued to appear. This page highlights some of these new references, avenues for further.   In his book The Fate of Empires and the Search for Survival, he described a common pattern fitting the history of some fallen empires. They went through a cycle of stages as they started, expanded, matured, declined and collapsed.

    The Inner Life of Empires tells the intimate history of the Johnstones—four sisters and seven brothers who lived in Scotland and around the globe in the fast-changing eighteenth century. Piecing together their voyages, marriages, debts, and lawsuits, and examining their ideas, sentiments, and values, renowned historian Emma Rothschild. The inner life of empires: an eighteenth-century history. The Four Sisters and Seven Brothers 15 Difficult Circumstances 23 Tragic News from the Indias 29 The Frontiers of Empire in the West 34 Small Congratulatory Elephants 45 Chapter Two: Coming Home 59 The Finances of the Family 60 The Politics of the East and West Indies 68 The Arts.


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The Inner Life of Empires tells the intimate history of the Johnstones--four sisters and seven brothers who lived in Scotland and around the globe in the fast-changing eighteenth century. Piecing together their voyages, marriages, debts, and lawsuits, and examining their ideas, sentiments, and values, renowned historian Emma Rothschild illuminates a tumultuous period that created the modern economy, the British Empire, and the philosophical by:   The Inner Life of Empires tells the intimate history of the Johnstones--four sisters and seven brothers who lived in Scotland and around the globe in the fast-changing eighteenth.

They were abolitionists, speculators, slave owners, government officials, and occasional politicians. They were observers of the anxieties and dramas of empire/5(13).

The Inner Life of Empires. And perhaps the inner life of the Dick Cheneys, for example, might find it is mirrored in that of the Johnstones, but.

I'm afraid, as you plough through the book, the noise of the ticking of boxes, and the construction of boxes to hold the ticks never quite goes away/5(10). The Inner Life of Empires is a tour-de-force of archival sleuthing.

It is also a triumph of historical ventriloquism. It is also a triumph of historical ventriloquism. Speaking through the Johnstones, Rothschild delivers a wise, original reflection on the shifting boundaries between home and abroad, private and public, at the dawn of the modern : Princeton University Press.

The Inner Life of Empires tells the intimate history of the Johnstones — four sisters and seven brothers who lived in Scotland and around the globe in the fast-changing eighteenth century.

Piecing together their voyages, marriages, debts, and lawsuits, and examining their ideas, sentiments, and values, renowned historian Emma Rothschild illuminates a tumultuous period that created the modern economy, the British Empire, and the philosophical Enlightenment.

They were abolitionists, speculators, slave owners, government officials, and occasional politicians. They were observers of the anxieties and dramas of empire.

And they were from one family. The Inner Life of Empires tells the intimate history of the Johnstones--four sisters and seven brothers who lived in Scotland and around the globe in the fast-changing eighteenth century.3/5(2).

This traces the lives of seven brothers and four sisters who live across the 18th century and were involved in many facets of the Empire. Emma Rothschild's book traces the lives of the Johnstones – four sisters and seven brothers from 18th century Scotland – and of their friends, acquaintances, servants, and slaves.

The Inner Life is a history of individual people – their careers, trials, travels, ideas, and sentiments. The Inner Life of Empires – An Eighteenth–Century History: : Rothschild, Emma: Books/5(8). After reading several extremely complimentary reviews of Emma Rothschild's The Inner Life of Empires (Princeton University Press, ) I ordered up a copy and waited in anticipation for it to arrive so I could dig in.

I enjoy very much the concept of microhistorical perspective, and Rothschild's effort, to focus on the far-flung brothers and sisters of a single family, the Scottish-born. As if in answer, her absorbing new book, "The Inner Life of Empires", overflows with evidence--so finely detailed and from such scattered sources as to be scarcely imaginable before the development of digitized, searchable catalogues and archives."--The Economist "Here Emma Rothschild offers a truly transnational family history set in an age of /5(8).

The Inner Life of Empirestells the intimate history of the Johnstones--four sisters and seven brothers who lived in Scotland and around the globe in the fast-changing eighteenth century. Piecing together their voyages, marriages, debts, and lawsuits, and examining their ideas, sentiments, and values, renowned historian Emma Rothschild.

The Inner Life of Empires tells the intimate history of the Johnstones--four sisters and seven brothers who lived in Scotland and around the globe in the fast-changing eighteenth century.

Piecing together their voyages, marriages, debts, and lawsuits, and examining their ideas, sentiments, and values, renowned historian Emma Rothschild /5(54).

Jeffrey Collins reviews Emma Rothschild's "The Inner Life of Empires: An Eighteenth-Century History.". ||"The book is the outcome of a remarkable archival discovery, of the kind of which every historian dreams The nature of her ambition is revealed by her title,The Inner Life of Empires.

She wants to show us how the opening of the world to a family like the Johnstones affected their thoughts, sentiments, and behavior, and is anxious to.

The Inner Life of Empires, By Emma Rothschild. The pleasures of empire: 'British life in Bengal', as depicted by Wiliam Taylor in Piers Brendon's books include 'The Decline and Fall. Shareable Link. Use the link below to share a full-text version of this article with your friends and colleagues.

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"The book is the outcome of a remarkable archival discovery, of the kind of which every historian dreams The nature of her ambition is revealed by her title, The Inner Life of Empires. She wants to show us how the opening of the world to a family like the Johnstones affected their thoughts, sentiments, and behavior, and is anxious to /5(8).

The Inner Life of Empires is an excellent micro-history of one family's globe-spanning existence Rothschild illuminates a tumultuous period that created the modern economy, the British Empire, and the philosophical Enlightenment and will be an indispensible tool for contextualizing discussions of present-day globalization "World Book Industry"/5(10).

The Inner Life of Empires is an excellent recovery of the ways in which such connections shaped both individual lives and history. The Author. Emma Rothschild was born in London and received a bachelor's degree in philosophy, politics and economics from the University of Oxford in In her book The Inner Life of Empires: An Eighteenth-Century History, Emma Rothschild attempts to speak to the personal significance of the macro-level changes that occurred between the early eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries through the story of the Johnstone family from Dumfriesshire.