A Recipe for Colonisation: The Impact of Seventeenth-Century Ireland on English Notions of Superiority and the Implications for India

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Title: A Recipe for Colonisation: The Impact of Seventeenth-Century Ireland on English Notions of Superiority and the Implications for India
Authors: Chartrand, Alix
Date: 2013
Abstract: This dissertation seeks to consider the colonial experiences of Britain in Ireland and India in a comparative context – to contrast their encounters with, and explorations of, early modern Ireland with the late seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Indian subcontinent. The early experience in Ireland helped shape the developing British belief in their own superiority, leading them to draw distinctions between themselves and other peoples. This laid the groundwork for later endeavours, notably in India. While separated by time and space, these British colonial experiences shared several important characteristics. Early modern Ireland provided the British with important guidelines and models for behaviour, many of which were later adopted in India. The manipulation of history in Ireland, the description of the Gaelic Irish in travel accounts and the application of the law as a tool of reform all provided valuable patterns for the ways in which the British structured their later empire in India.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/24252
http://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-3052
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