Empire of Love

Empire of Love : Histories of France and the Pacific

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This book consists of multiple studies of the creation of an 'Empire of Love' in the Pacific and the interconnections between culture and imperial power in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It examines the European presence in such contested territories as Tahiti, New Caledonia, and Wallis and Futuna, and encounter and conflict in Panama, Indochina, and Japan. This book is an imaginative addition to the fields of Pacific and colonial history.show more

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  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 160 x 236.2 x 25.4mm | 498.96g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195162943
  • 9780195162943

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"Matsuda offers engaging and well-written vignettes of French imperial experience as lived and remembered which, are explored through literary and archival evidence. The book succeeds, to a considerable extent, in articulating the place of love and desire in the imperial project. Even readers who disagree with Matsuda's argument may be seduced by the stimulating ideas in this work."--Joseph Zizek, The International History Reviewshow more

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