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Welsh Missionaries and British Imperialism


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Introduction Part I: Preparations 1. Some kind of preacher 2. Voyaging: two places at once 3. Networks and precursors Part II: The flag on the mountain 4. Drawing the frontier 5. The tranquillity of the borders 6. The richest collections 7. Creatures of a day: Christian soldiers Part III: The work on the Hills 8. The banner of the cross 9. Cultural transactions: the letter and the gift 10. Intimacy and transgression Part IV: The borderlands of law and belief 11. The pen and the sabre 12. The refulgent cross and the heathen carnival 13. The country is ours Conclusion Index

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Andrew J. May is Professor of History in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne


[...] This book is thus an important part of the history of both missions and empire. It is very carefully put together, with complexity and nuance-as well as a beautiful writing style that made it a pleasure to read., Emily Manktelow, Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, 2013 'Andrew J. May's Welsh missionaries and British imperialism succeeds in terms of originality of topic, excellent methodology, readability of text, and richness of sources. Researchers and university students of every level will be able to use this monograph to develop a thorough idea of missionary history and colonial experience. Furthermore, his microhistory is both captivating and illuminating, engaging with broader imperial ideas of race, religion, and space. May's work deepens our understanding of British colonial experience in 19th-century northeast India.' Professor Andrew J. Avery, Reviews in History, July 2016 -- .

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