This inscrutable Englishman : Sir John D'Oyly, Baronet, 1774-1824

著者

    • Gooneratne, Brendon
    • Gooneratne, Yasmine

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This inscrutable Englishman : Sir John D'Oyly, Baronet, 1774-1824

Brendon Gooneratne and Yasmine Gooneratne

Cassell, 1999

  • : hbk
  • : pbk

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注記

Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-287) and index

内容説明・目次

巻冊次

: hbk ISBN 9780304700943

内容説明

Sir John D'Oyly (1774-1824) accomplished in 1815, through shrewd diplomacy and the creation of an efficient intelligence network, the peaceful annexation on behalf of the British Crown of Sri Lanka's fiercely independent mountain kingdom of Kandy. Yet, in the press, D'Oyly voluntarily exchanged the prospect of further honours for permanent exile. Was he merely the Crown's "obedient servant", constructing a blueprint for British imperial domination or had he permitted himself to dream a romantic dream? This study of D'Oyly's conduct, motives and seemingly contradictory personality, set against the background of a feudal Asian state catapulted by colonization into a 19th century dominated by Eurocentric concepts of morality and oriental" exoticism, and by utilitarian notions of civilization, aims to unravel the cultural and psychological implications of colonial rule for both colonizer and subject.

目次

  • Cultured generations
  • 1801-1805 - harbours of our choice
  • enjoying the good things of age
  • proud towers - the road to Kandy
  • 1805-1810 - the noblest chase in the world
  • 1811-1815 - obedient servant
  • the portals thrown open
  • 1815 - a common bond of peace
  • 1816-1817- translating the nation
  • 1818-1821 - madness of war
  • 1822-1824 - d'Oyly of Kandy
  • omne solum forti patria.
巻冊次

: pbk ISBN 9780304700950

内容説明

Sir John d'Oyly (1774-1824) accomplished in 1815, through shrewd diplomacy and the creation of an efficient intelligence network, the peaceful annexation on behalf of the British Crown of Sri Lanka's fiercely independent mountain kingdom of Kandy. Yet, in the press, d'Oyly voluntarily exchanged the prospect of further honours for permanent exile. Was he merely the Crown's "obedient servant", constructing a blueprint for British imperial domination or had he permitted himself to dream a romantic dream? This study of d'Oyly's conduct, motives and seemingly contradictory personality, set against the background of a feudal Asian state catapulted by colonization into a 19th century dominated by Eurocentric concepts of morality and oriental" exoticism, and by utilitarian notions of civilization, aims to unravel the cultural and psychological implications of colonial rule for both colonizer and subject.

目次

  • Cultured generations
  • 1801-1805 - harbours of our choice
  • Enjoying the good things of the age
  • proud towers - the road to Kandy
  • 1805-1810 - the noblest chase in the world
  • 1811-1815 - obedient servant
  • 1815 - a common bond of peace
  • 1816-1817- translating the nation
  • 1818-1821 - madness of war
  • 1822-1824 - d'Oyly of Kandy
  • omne solum forti patria.

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