Britain and Its Empire in the Shadow of Rome: The Reception by Sarah J. Butler

By Sarah J. Butler

Drawing on new fundamental resource facts, this quantity evaluates historic Rome's impact on an English highbrow culture from the 1850s to the Nineteen Twenties as politicians, scientists, economists and social reformers addressed 3 primary debates of the interval - Empire, state, and town. those debates emerged due to political, monetary and social swap either within the Empire and Britain, and coalesced round problems with degeneracy, morality, and neighborhood. As rules of political freedom have been subsumed via rules of civilization, most sensible preserved via technocratic governance, the political and ancient concentrate on Republican Rome used to be progressively displaced via curiosity within the Imperial interval of the Roman emperors. additionally, because the spectre of the British Empire and country in decline elevated in the direction of the flip of the 19th century, the reception of Imperial Rome itself used to be reworked. by means of the Nineteen Twenties, following the tip of worldwide battle I, Imperial Rome was once conjured right into a new framework echoing that of the British Empire and beautiful to the surging nationalistic temper.

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