The British Empire drew on the talents of many remarkable
figures whose lives reveal a wonderfully rich interweaving with the
crucial issues of the period. In some cases they left a legacy of
travel writing, novels, biography and ethnography which made important
contributions to our knowledge of other cultures. Writing, Travel and
Empire explores the lives and writings of ten figures, including Sir
George Grey, Winwood Reade, Roger Casement, and Gertrude Bell.
Embracing issues such as gender and travel, racial science, the
globalization of "native management," the internal colonies, and with a
geographical coverage that extends from South America to Russia via
Africa and the South Seas, the essays will engage all those with an
interest in cultural geography, postcolonial studies, anthropology,
biography and travel writing.