Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2014

304 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719087226

Bookseller Code (06)

An Anglican British world

The Church of England and the expansion of the settler empire, c. 1790-1860

Joseph Hardwick

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Imperialism MUP

  • It is the first to look in depth at how the Church of England responded to, and was transformed by, the mass imperial migrations of the nineteenth century
  • The book shows that the Church of England made a vital, and hitherto-underappreciated, contribution to the formation of new civil societies and political cultures in a 'British world' of settlers and expatriates
  • The book deepens our knowledge of the multifaceted and contested nature of Anglicanism's relationship with nationalism and ethnicity by providing the first sustained analysis of the Church of England's relationship with ethnic identity in settler communities
  • The book challenges traditional distinctions between 'colonial' and 'metropolitan' history by showing how the colonial and metropolitan churches were interconnected and part of a single, highly networked, imperial institution
  • The book's focus on ecclesiastical networks provides new explanations for why the modern Anglican Communion took the form it did and why colonial Churches with distinct identities emerged in the nineteenth century

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