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Material Turns in British History: I: Loot

Finn, MC; (2018) Material Turns in British History: I: Loot. Transactions of the Royal Historical Society , 28 pp. 5-32. 10.1017/S0080440118000026. Green open access

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Abstract

This address explores the writing of history in Britain during the Georgian and Victorian eras, arguing for the need both to trace British historiographical genealogies along routes that extend from Europe to the Indian subcontinent and to acknowledge the importance of material histories for this evolution. Focusing on military men who served the East India Company during the Third Anglo-Maratha and Pindari War (1817–1818), it examines the entangled histories of material loot, booty and prize on the one hand, and archival and history-writing practices developed by British military officers, on the other. Active in these military campaigns and in post-conflict administration of conquered territories, a cadre of Company officers (assisted by ‘native’ interlocutors trained in Indian historical traditions) elaborated historical practices that we more conventionally associate with the Rankean historiographical innovations of the Victorian era. The Royal Historical Society’s own history is shaped by these cross-cultural material encounters.

Type: Article
Title: Material Turns in British History: I: Loot
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1017/S0080440118000026
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0080440118000026
Language: English
Additional information: This is a manuscript accepted for publication in Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, that will appear in revised and final form in the volume. The manuscript may only be used for personal research and not further distributed.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of History
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10051412
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