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Journeys to Empire
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Introduction; 1. An enlightenment narrative 1774; 2. Wives, concubines and 'Domestic Arrangements'; 3. Imperial eyes in 'the Golden Territories'; 4. Enter Younghusband; 5. From enlightenment to empire; 6. Tibet lessons.

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Comparing two British missions to Tibet in 1774 and 1904, Stewart sheds light on the changing nature of British imperialism.

About the Author

Gordon T. Stewart is the Jack & Margaret Sweet Professor of History at Michigan State University. His previous publications include The Great Awakening in Nova Scotia 1760-1791 (1982), The Origins of Canadian Politics (1986) and Jute and Empire: The Calcutta Jute Wallahs and the Landscapes of Empire (1998).

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'... it is in Stewart's overall thesis of the nexus between Enlightenment and imperialism as exemplified by Bogle and Younghusband that we find the strength of this valuable and interesting book.' David Templeman, H-Net
"...it is in Stewart's overall thesis of the nexus between Enlightenment and imperialism as exemplified by Bogle and Younghusband that we find the strength of this valuable and interesting book." -David Templeman, H-Buddhism
"...a very useful book as he helps the reader visit and revisit Tibet..." -Yash Nandan
"...engaging study..." -Charles W. J. Withers, Canadian Journal of History
"This carefully researched and well-written study provides a significant if small additional piece of the puzzle that is the history of the British-Tibetan relationship." -J. Jeffrey Franklin, Victorian Studies

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