Monday, March 26, 2007
Edge of Empire (Book #30)
It took me a full week to get through Edge of Empire: Lives, Culture, and Conquest in the East 1750-1850 (Maya Jasanoff, 2005). It's a bit of a slog, but an informative one about the British and French and their intrigues in India and Egypt. She focuses heavily on collections--the sort of items people brought home with them or acquired for their nations' museums and how the meaning of collecting and what people valued changed over 100 years.