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By Holger Hoock

Between the mid-18th and mid-19th centuries, Britain developed from a considerable overseas strength but relative inventive backwater right into a worldwide superpower and a number one cultural strength in Europe. during this unique and wide-ranging e-book, Hoock illuminates the manifold ways that the tradition of energy and the ability of tradition have been interwoven during this interval of dramatic swap.

Britons invested inventive and resourceful attempt to come back to phrases with the lack of the yankee colonies; to maintain the generation-long struggle opposed to progressive and Napoleonic France; and to claim and bonafide their becoming empire in India. Demonstrating how Britain fought overseas tradition wars over prize antiquities from the Mediterranean and close to East, the e-book explores how Britons appropriated historic cultures from the Mediterranean, the close to East, and India, and casts a clean eye on iconic items resembling the Rosetta Stone and the Parthenon Marbles.

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