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"Rule Britannia!" with 9,5000 New Images Added to Empire Online...
Enter another era and place, via Empire Online, The Visible Empire Section III). View the world (and ourselves) through the eye of the British Empire and the contents of this rich resource.
Over 60,000 original manuscripts and various printed materials are offered in this database, with leading scholars contributing essays to each section. The Visible Empire section has been compiled by professors in Classics, History, English, and by curators of prints and drawings in U.S. and international institutions.
The database essays and images of Britannia offer insight into gender, history, politics, economics, religion, race, culture and art, and more. Three essays feature introductions, hyperlinked text, conclusions, and endnotes and complete this third section of Empire Online:
â€¢ The Visible Empire and the Empire at Home
â€¢Â The Imperial Canvas: Art and Empire
â€¢ Exhibitions and Empire
Read about imperial expansion to understand the spread of British global commerce and how it shaped the birth of Imperial art, how the maps were political records and how the art linked British citizens around the globe. See how the great exhibitions of 1851-1924 demonstrated growth in industry as well as empire. View the Crystal Palace, the Illustrated Catalogue of the Paris International Exhibition 1878, historic documents, and more, through new smart Adobe Picture Tasks. Use the images in new ways, with help screen tips on how to export & save, edit images, and print locally or order online.
Angela Woollacott, formerly of Case, authored an essay in Section II: Empire Writing & the Literature of Empire. (Section I is Cultural Contacts 1492-1969.) If you've missed this resource before, take a look at the easy and advanced searching through Essays, Documents, and Biographies. Use the Chronology and get a glimpse of the world from the other side ( #765. The young Mozart visits London with his father. They visit the British Museum. Stamp Act. Followed by widespread riots in North American colonies.)
Posted by Karen Oye on March 30, 2005 01:31 AM