The Inner Life of Empires: An Eighteenth-Century History

By Emma Rothschild | Go to book overview
CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
IDEAS AND SENTIMENTS1
CHAPTER ONE
SETTING OUT11
The Four Sisters and Seven Brothers15
Difficult Circumstances23
Tragic News from the Indias29
The Frontiers of Empire in the West34
Small Congratulatory Elephants45
CHAPTER TWO
COMING HOME59
The Finances of the Family60
The Politics of the East and West Indies68
The Arts and Sciences of Enlightenment76
The Ruins of the Indies80
Intran Bell alias Belinda87
Joseph Knight91
CHAPTER THREE
ENDING AND LOSS97
The Detritus of Empire99
The James Johnstones105
Indian Yellow Satin109
The Treasurer112
Distant Destinies116

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • To Victoria v
  • Contents vii
  • Introduction - Ideas and Sentiments 1
  • Chapter One - Setting out 11
  • Chapter Two - Coming Home 59
  • Chapter Three - Ending and Loss 97
  • Chapter Four - Economic Lives 121
  • Chapter Five - Experiences of Empire 154
  • Chapter Six - What Is Enlightenment? 210
  • Chapter Seven - Histories of Sentiments 263
  • Chapter Eight - Other People 284
  • Acknowledgments 303
  • Appendix - Children of James Johnstone and Barbara Murray 307
  • Abbreviations 309
  • Notes 311
  • Index 469
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