%PDF-1.3 1 0 obj << /Type /Catalog /Outlines 2 0 R /Pages 3 0 R >> endobj 2 0 obj << /Type /Outlines /Count 0 >> endobj 3 0 obj << /Type /Pages /Kids [6 0 R 14 0 R 16 0 R 27 0 R ] /Count 4 /Resources << /ProcSet 4 0 R /Font << /F1 8 0 R /F2 9 0 R /F3 10 0 R >> /XObject << /I1 11 0 R >> >> /MediaBox [0.000 0.000 595.280 841.890] >> endobj 4 0 obj [/PDF /Text /ImageC ] endobj 5 0 obj << /Creator (DOMPDF) /CreationDate (D:20141221123801+00'00') /ModDate (D:20141221123801+00'00') /Title (Empires of the Imagination: Politics, War, and the Arts in the British World, 1750-1850) >> endobj 6 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 3 0 R /Annots [ 12 0 R ] /Contents 7 0 R >> endobj 7 0 obj << /Length 4091 >> stream q 381.750 0 0 120.000 34.016 687.874 cm /I1 Do Q 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 34.016 676.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Published on )] TJ ET BT 99.356 676.469 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Reviews in History)] TJ ET BT 190.016 676.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( \()] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 rg BT 197.012 676.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews)] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 RG 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 197.012 675.075 m 357.332 675.075 l S 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 357.332 676.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(\))] TJ ET 0.502 0.502 0.502 RG 0.75 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 34.391 653.743 526.499 1.500 re S BT 34.016 615.321 Td /F3 18.0 Tf [(Empires of the Imagination: Politics, War, and the Arts in the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 593.937 Td /F3 18.0 Tf [(British World, 1750-1850)] TJ ET BT 34.016 266.195 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(In this book Holger Hoock outlines the material and psychological investment of culture in the process of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 251.939 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(British identity-formation from the mid 18th to the mid 19th century. Studying the context of national )] TJ ET BT 34.016 237.683 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(consciousness Hoock draws on forms of aesthetics, war, literature and biography. His work parallels aspects )] TJ ET BT 34.016 223.427 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(of Bernard Cohn and Thomas Metcalf, but applies to an earlier period, and integrates components of North )] TJ ET BT 34.016 209.171 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(American military history. His main insight is to widen the scope of politics for early modern Britain, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 194.915 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(connecting it to strands of both art and perceived heroism. Hoock engages with and expands on the paradigm )] TJ ET BT 34.016 180.659 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(of Said, fleshing out the specific mechanism by which perceptions were made, remade and distributed to the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 166.403 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(population. The overview explores an atmosphere drenched in masculinity, in which 18th and 19th century )] TJ ET BT 34.016 152.147 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(British artists mythologized their own contemporaries. Invariably the narrative of this history engages deeply )] TJ ET BT 34.016 137.891 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(with race and class categories as well, with the representation of men as vital and forceful subjects framed by )] TJ ET BT 34.016 123.635 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(a context in which systematic privilege operated. Such actions emerged not as a conscious plan to extend )] TJ ET BT 34.016 109.379 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(domination over people?s devoid of whiteness, but neither was the process of art, archeology and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 95.123 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(construction unconnected with operations of power. A central component of Hoock?s piece is to incorporate )] TJ ET BT 34.016 80.867 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(a wide array of fields and to deny them the status of being apolitical.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 54.611 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Hoock identifies an increasing focus by the British towards glorification of military heroes beginning in the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 563.315 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Review Number:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 549.059 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(942)] TJ ET BT 34.016 534.803 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Publish date:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 520.547 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Thursday, 1 July, 2010)] TJ ET BT 34.016 506.291 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Author:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 492.035 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Holger Hoock)] TJ ET BT 34.016 477.779 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(ISBN:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 463.523 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(9781861978592)] TJ ET BT 34.016 449.267 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Date of Publication:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 435.011 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(2010)] TJ ET BT 34.016 420.755 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Price:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 406.499 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(27.00)] TJ ET BT 34.016 392.243 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Pages:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 377.987 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(514pp.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 363.731 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Publisher:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 349.475 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Profile Books)] TJ ET BT 34.016 335.219 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Place of Publication:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 320.963 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(London)] TJ ET BT 34.016 306.707 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Reviewer:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 292.451 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Jacob Glicklich)] TJ ET endstream endobj 8 0 obj << /Type /Font /Subtype /Type1 /Name /F1 /BaseFont /Times-Roman /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding >> endobj 9 0 obj << /Type /Font /Subtype /Type1 /Name /F2 /BaseFont /Times-Italic /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding >> endobj 10 0 obj << /Type /Font /Subtype /Type1 /Name /F3 /BaseFont /Times-Bold /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding >> endobj 11 0 obj << /Type /XObject /Subtype /Image /Width 509 /Height 160 /Filter /FlateDecode /DecodeParms << /Predictor 15 /Colors 3 /Columns 509 /BitsPerComponent 8>> /Mask [ 255 255 255 255 255 255 ] /ColorSpace /DeviceRGB /BitsPerComponent 8 /Length 3280>> stream x[EQ㎦fVttҒ +3O{?lGDQԯDrB^.ϯ%~'0۠/2>0AG_>0j0GCfE67>rB^}@  !&y+r?INp:erc b8f=rQC!~-Wf^^zF[)G 2ޯe7V_Go3Ke GEGOo8rώ#\1ZY~N6^H}yLxS-!:412V+u\-LSO?xVvZ|GjǮT_8EYJF=Tw^ 7GxfN/S:Ʌ~ʟtt?5n÷J'JcF-GVξx{rO~tJd;#a\7}|~y'>}c2C vR}f׈**h.)_&@pfzjsx:5;S\vKhM5j=!Cn+h"u]a EUN]jn=k<,:Ք>sU!ni~6EJ)¦72?G}[y}_vc$t?iSܟ2Zݞ,VN?_`='RFK1A2qv&X_lLRWY'%:I㢖zb_UEx\>&ɆBˏ~K@ \gYØU4}$8Dv!'Q'*+Εj(UCGo[#< 2Ja(sZi9fZKE Rn`u\9r^Zmɯ׹}mstO4uc~#'jEvۼ Dx[z ޏQ4KL5,5u3>i^uÒ-53ba ~,~/pyt1fMU'CVm:qv~=Y'Es"WsφG?l_kN5}],Ow7 uh`xƫ?zMl7ٻv$A(4Dl(wwH} ?=[=S;yC]^BK>㕪9`Z'Wj;E|:bf>kCԘ#RY,iv쵗~}n'"1u" *uO΄/2^Sxr(!/DD\~mJyZ!MmrA!#u[if|99WB WΡpp}w}sh#,\ &:%˳X?D3 %W0cC?o̲^} F3XLVn]Cߖiϧ!7}yZJ#P7]=)7Ρp;>> Ye^xx{Oafw{ ;>4gfLt ʊ:q%#r/)pv!O4wGh|dS ӣݽހ-gVUC'pBxrB^} 7JA^} /'8!`:r?}}],X  }6y!`/~Br?}Q< >k7vx"] ,' .3jn{-i}|~%-};b6#U)7繎kiEw 㤳:E}[޼c"rꬊ7Dc$~"/Y&zSd:tFȌCrʙ`7u .#[-<)j ?TGS(j~oTup(hjU4PlJ=}|it.ҽ@\wʨuXÞZcx18Wo<~ikOg,ވ\^?EneyZcc0[R١z|zv7_m:_n]a?osS3~j^ hD.a_X'KfBX6w wݶ"Oa:,bvhrWH[uCF-Xfc}>x+Rz)2N-B 7y^٨;[/vg? | |2Sve}=o䑰j[vWjF0{굦?VI~}xM(_TlG__+]:#к?S} c>GŸD7 !w{S{B =x7a?oE#)+Gz:o_4Q<;n?\tt7?mGCџQGu4kņOF>F?#} hP&ђߴM#u!.СtL2^#o nIk_i.~7tr@n 1P~3?.[]=S5b߮~Yo^HFH YBi8a4iom>CKgMy*;?zqEӕ` >zB9iFzC?XF?ޟIܰ펉A}{I5ᄊx%ez#Mp@rߎpi]IOVjzuJt\۰f׺u5><,J~PTJp1)}){9N {!`/> endstream endobj 12 0 obj << /Type /Annot /Subtype /Link /A 13 0 R /Border [0 0 0] /H /I /Rect [ 197.0117 675.3895 357.3317 687.2695 ] >> endobj 13 0 obj << /Type /Action /S /URI /URI (http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews) >> endobj 14 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 3 0 R /Contents 15 0 R >> endobj 15 0 obj << /Length 7454 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg 0.502 0.502 0.502 RG 0.75 w 0 J [ ] 0 d BT 34.016 796.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(middle of the 18th century. Precisely because their recent record had been poor, British commentators )] TJ ET BT 34.016 782.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(sought to develop an enduring legacy that would motivate courageous actors. The lost war with the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 767.957 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(American colonies generated a crisis of British identity, undermining their perceived cohesion of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 753.701 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(community, pride and masculinity. By forging iconic moments in marble, the British sought to celebrate )] TJ ET BT 34.016 739.445 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(historical triumph and military individuals. Families, and increasingly the state, took a role in )] TJ ET BT 34.016 725.189 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(commemorating heroism. Military defeats received no equivalent structures for memory. The focus was )] TJ ET BT 34.016 710.933 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(perpetuating a legacy of triumphant military identity. Hoock?s account interprets artists in America and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 696.677 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Britain as highly political figures, crafting political subjects and having a sustained impact on national )] TJ ET BT 34.016 682.421 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(symbolism. The main themes reinforced by monuments were awe, national confidence and individual )] TJ ET BT 34.016 668.165 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(contribution through heroic actions \(p. 162\). Norms of masculinity emerged with support from specific )] TJ ET BT 34.016 653.909 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(artists, official patrons and the Anglican hierarchy. There are central analogies between the project of heroic )] TJ ET BT 34.016 639.653 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(military commemoration and the religious project, but also as revealing differences. As Hoock highlights in )] TJ ET BT 34.016 625.397 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(his discussion of Nelson?s funeral: ?The notion of immortality implied in the stories of the St Paul?s heroes )] TJ ET BT 34.016 611.141 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(is not the Christian notion of an afterlife, but the memory of future generations ... In the personal cult of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 596.885 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Nelson, Christian terminology and ritual had been transferred to nationalism? \(p. 186?7\).)] TJ ET BT 34.016 570.629 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(In the second part of his book, Hoock applies insight into a century of British organization of the past. He )] TJ ET BT 34.016 556.373 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(sees the arrangement of historic symbols as crucial to presentation of national cohesion. His main focus is on )] TJ ET BT 34.016 542.117 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(how public-private constructions of culture altered with greater state involvement, specifically how such )] TJ ET BT 34.016 527.861 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(processes worked to recover artifacts of antiquity and present them within the network of British pride. This )] TJ ET BT 34.016 513.605 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(entire venue was intrinsically politicized, with national museums connecting to cultural power and linking )] TJ ET BT 34.016 499.349 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(from there to diplomatic and military influence \(p. 208\). At ground level, by the 19th century British )] TJ ET BT 34.016 485.093 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(collectors routinely justified their efforts as claiming the past among natives totally ignorant of it. They )] TJ ET BT 34.016 470.837 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(envisioned real competition deriving from other imperial rivals such as the French. Access to specific )] TJ ET BT 34.016 456.581 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(antiquities was always contingent on specific arrangements of power and logistics, in a context both enabled )] TJ ET BT 34.016 442.325 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(by and reinforcing British imperialism.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 416.069 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(India became a prominent component of this process starting in the late 18th century, with increased )] TJ ET BT 34.016 401.813 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(political control over the subcontinent closely linked to cultural involvement. The British attempted to )] TJ ET BT 34.016 387.557 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(racially isolate themselves at the same point that they increased the study of the Indian historical context. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 373.301 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(This irony speaks to the ingrained connections of knowledge and power, as increasing absorption with the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 359.045 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(colonial subject went hand in hand with the creation of difference and separation from such subjects. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 344.789 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Indomania and Indophobia worked in tangent for a context of increased British emphasis on classifying )] TJ ET BT 34.016 330.533 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(India. Both elements assisted in developing knowledge of empire, while also irreparably altering the cultural )] TJ ET BT 34.016 316.277 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(politics of Britain. This tendency functioned partly in the engagement with archeology of India, which as in )] TJ ET BT 34.016 302.021 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Britain emerged first from monuments to imperial warfare, then increasingly a picturesque organization of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 287.765 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the whole landscape. In the survey of the past Indians were not entirely passive, having different levels of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 273.509 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(engagement as conveyers of knowledge \(p. 297\). In contrast to British claims, Hoock is careful to emphasize )] TJ ET BT 34.016 259.253 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(that this scholarly project was not purely a one-way project. In a diffuse network of power and historical )] TJ ET BT 34.016 244.997 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(inquiry Indian subjects existed at key points, and were not totally void of agency in relation to the British )] TJ ET BT 34.016 230.741 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(direction.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 204.485 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Until the mid 19th century British archeology in India mostly entailed the translation and circulation of texts. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 190.229 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(In the absence of excavation the aesthetic component of research was fairly explicit. Gathering this type of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 175.973 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(information about the past as well as the inter-century present proved crucial in the development of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 161.717 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(formalized rule over India. In this context studies such as Colin Mackenzie?s survey on Mysore worked to )] TJ ET BT 34.016 147.461 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(collapse distinctions between the military and academia. The quantity of private collections as well as those )] TJ ET BT 34.016 133.205 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(of academic institutions increased, with the focus aimed at satiating the learned British elite. At various )] TJ ET BT 34.016 118.949 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(points arrogant and accepting, British surveyors showed the complexity at work in any specific interaction. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 104.693 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Ultimately, however, Hoock identifies the relationship as an unequal one, with tightly bound intersections of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 90.437 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(material and informational power, in a manner that he states merits additional study: ?However, even )] TJ ET BT 34.016 76.181 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(without major metropolitan collections prior to the high Victorian era, the archaeological practices analysed )] TJ ET BT 34.016 61.925 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(in these chapters speak to the ingenuity, passion, and persistence of individual officers, and to their ability to )] TJ ET endstream endobj 16 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 3 0 R /Annots [ 19 0 R 22 0 R 25 0 R ] /Contents 17 0 R >> endobj 17 0 obj << /Length 8282 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg 0.502 0.502 0.502 RG 0.75 w 0 J [ ] 0 d BT 34.016 796.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(use the resources of the Company state? \(p. 349\). More than just another narrative of individual intellectual )] TJ ET BT 34.016 782.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(triumph, the account indicates a network in which individual contributions were variously magnified and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 767.957 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(made redundant.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 741.701 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Finally, Hook analyses the way the material components of memory impacted on London. The British state )] TJ ET BT 34.016 727.445 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(reshaped its capital, and with it the orientation of individuals to public space. This process was promoted by )] TJ ET BT 34.016 713.189 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the crown, but had a major impact on the development of a wider sentiment of national identity. The )] TJ ET BT 34.016 698.933 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(commitment to national memory involved increased fusion between government sponsorship and the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 684.677 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(cultural nation, making the early 19th century a watershed in British history. The increased monetary and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 670.421 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(psychological investment in artifacts altered the form of British metropolitan life. Displays emphasized the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 656.165 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(triumphalist nature of the royal dynasty specifically, and more enduringly promoted military leadership. The )] TJ ET BT 34.016 641.909 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(euphoria following the Napoleonic wars altered the architecture of London to reflect the linkage of arts, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 627.653 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(politics and memory. Infrastructural change in British museums and roads encouraged wider participation in )] TJ ET BT 34.016 613.397 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the cultural politics of memory. This accompanied and assisted a new energy for Britishness, which also )] TJ ET BT 34.016 599.141 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(helped lead the country into the invested process of 19th-century imperialism. Tensions between different )] TJ ET BT 34.016 584.885 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(factions persisted, but this period also produced what Hoock calls ?a permanent legacy in Parliament as an )] TJ ET BT 34.016 570.629 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(illustrated national history book? \(p. 379\). Such analysis works to break down the assumptions of British )] TJ ET BT 34.016 556.373 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(uniqueness in comparison with continental Europe, to explore ways British society also featured major state )] TJ ET BT 34.016 542.117 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(involvement in cultural politics. This relationship between the arts and public life was never a settled or )] TJ ET BT 34.016 527.861 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(unanimous consensus, and Hoock observes the contested aspect of patriotic discourse across the late 18th )] TJ ET BT 34.016 513.605 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and early 19th centuries \(p. 384\). Nevertheless, he argues for a significant political component to the British )] TJ ET BT 34.016 499.349 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(framing of aesthetics in this period, and an understanding of communal memory as derived from military )] TJ ET BT 34.016 485.093 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(celebration and imperial power. ?International cooperation and competition, domestic party politics, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 470.837 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(religious sensibilities, and aesthetic preferences modulated the language and practices of cultural patriotism. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 456.581 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(A nuanced understanding of the politico-cultural history of Britain in this period is predicated on )] TJ ET BT 34.016 442.325 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(appreciating such interplay between aesthetically performed politics and politically inflected art? as well as )] TJ ET BT 34.016 428.069 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the international context and the capacity of empire formal and informal to push modes of appreciation \(p. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 413.813 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(385\). Hoock?s work offers a survey comparable in some ways to a more interior-focused version of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 399.557 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Steinmetz?s )] TJ ET BT 95.012 399.557 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(The Devil?s Handwriting)] TJ ET BT 217.016 399.557 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(.)] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 rg BT 220.016 399.557 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(\(1\))] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 RG 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 220.016 398.163 m 234.008 398.163 l S 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 234.008 399.557 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( Like that work, Hoock?s account testifies to both a diversity of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 385.301 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(forces acting on imperial culture and the underlying mechanisms of power within it.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 359.045 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Rather than detached mechanisms of culture unconnected with partisan controversies and political )] TJ ET BT 34.016 344.789 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(structures )] TJ ET BT 83.672 344.789 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Empires of the Imagination )] TJ ET BT 218.336 344.789 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(reads these elements as sequences in an intensifying national )] TJ ET BT 34.016 330.533 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(consciousness. In large extent the approach is conventional, and it benefits from reapplying scholarly )] TJ ET BT 34.016 316.277 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(paradigms to the specific substance of aesthetic culture in its given time-range. Hoock?s material is valuable )] TJ ET BT 34.016 302.021 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(in a time of continued denial of the cultural components of empire, from Porter?s outright argumentation to )] TJ ET BT 34.016 287.765 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Cannadine?s detached and status-oriented view of empire. In this context, Hoock?s most valuable )] TJ ET BT 34.016 273.509 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(argument is how the ?besieged? climate of military glory was communicated to the wider British populace. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 259.253 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(While the process emerged from direct royal involvement and was heavily invested in the mechanisms of the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 244.997 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(elite it was also distributed by them. 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His work also offers an engaging foray into interdisciplinary substance, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 173.717 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(bringing a context to the forms of art and a specific articulation of how larger themes of Britishness could be )] TJ ET BT 34.016 159.461 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(cast materially.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 133.205 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(The work stands in the shadow of Anderson?s )] TJ ET BT 258.644 133.205 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Imagined Communities)] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 rg BT 373.304 133.205 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(\(3\))] TJ ET 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 373.304 131.811 m 387.296 131.811 l S 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 387.296 133.205 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(, stretching the boundary of how )] TJ ET BT 34.016 118.949 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(internal processes and perceptions linked to power divisions, as well as physical monuments. The central )] TJ ET BT 34.016 104.693 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(concern for both the methodology of Hoock?s work and the era under consideration is the connection of the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 90.437 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(individual to the wider collective. Pulling in segments of individual lives with aesthetic creations blurs the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 76.181 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(distinction between past events and mental constructs, both with inter-century Britain and for contemporary )] TJ ET BT 34.016 61.925 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(scholars. 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Hoock?s )] TJ ET BT 34.016 599.141 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(work offers new insight into the turbulent political narrative of revolutionary legacy and expanding )] TJ ET BT 34.016 584.885 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(scholarship of power. Furthermore it is an effective demonstration of the vitality of cultural studies in )] TJ ET BT 34.016 570.629 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(reframing core narratives of political symbolism in the construction of nationalism. Hoock's contribution )] TJ ET BT 34.016 556.373 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(advances our knowledge of the specific context of inter-century Britain as well as providing new )] TJ ET BT 34.016 542.117 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(interdisciplinary techniques for use in the exploration of the past. 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