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By Karen Jones,Giacomo Macola

Firearms were studied by means of imperial historians generally as technique of human destruction and fabric creation. but firearms have continuously been invested with a complete array of extra social and symbolical meanings. by means of putting those meanings on the centre of study, the essays offered during this quantity expand the learn of the gun past the confines of army historical past and the exam of its influence on particular colonial encounters. via bringing cultural views to undergo in this so much pervasive of technological artefacts, the participants discover the densely interwoven relationships among firearms and wide methods of social switch. In so doing, they give a contribution to a fuller knowing of a few of the main major effects of British and American imperial expansions. now not the least unique characteristic of the publication is its worldwide body of reference. Bringing jointly historians of other sessions and areas, A Cultural heritage of Firearms within the Age of Empire overcomes conventional compartmentalisations of historic wisdom and encourages the drawing of novel and illuminating comparisons throughout time and space.

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