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Heather Streets - Martial Races - 9780719069635 - V9780719069635
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Martial Races

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Description for Martial Races Paperback. Provides an exploration of how and why Scottish Highlanders, Punjabi Sikhs and Nepalese Gurkhas became linked as the British Empire's fiercest, most manly soldiers in nineteenth century discourses of 'martial races'. Series: Studies in Imperialism. Num Pages: 254 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DBK; 1FKA; 3JH; 3JJC; HBJD1; HBJF; HBTQ. Category: (UF) Further/Higher Education. Dimension: 232 x 157 x 14. Weight in Grams: 366.
This book explores how and why Scottish Highlanders, Punjabi Sikhs, and Nepalese Gurkhas became identified as the British Empire’s fiercest, most manly soldiers in nineteenth century discourse. As ‘martial races’ these men were believed to possess a biological or cultural disposition to the racial and masculine qualities necessary for the arts of war. Because of this, they were used as icons to promote recruitment in British and Indian armies - a phenomenon with important social and political effects in India, in Britain, and in the armies of the Empire. Martial races bridges regional studies of South Asia and ... Read more

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Manchester University Press United Kingdom
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Studies in Imperialism
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About Heather Streets
Heather Streets is Assistant Professor of British and British Imperial History at Washington State University -- .

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An excellent book, lucid and fluent throughout. An impressive contribution to the history of military thought and an original addition to imperial studies

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