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The Culture of DiplomacyBritain in Europe, c. 1750–1830$
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Jennifer Mori

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780719082726

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719082726.001.0001

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War, ethnography and religion

War, ethnography and religion

(p.188) 9 War, ethnography and religion
The Culture of Diplomacy

Jennifer Mori

Manchester University Press

Connections can be traced between the social, political, national and imperial identities of British public men during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Government documents, whether colonial or diplomatic, are formulaic texts in which men are anxious to present themselves in the best possible light, and the private papers produced by men and women say little about wider constructions of truth and identity. The spiritual memoirs of the nineteenth century thus stand apart from the more ‘conventional’ travel or embassy memoirs of the earlier period. It illustrates a gradual shift in British attitudes towards Europe and the wider world whereby the ‘laissez-faire’ assumptions of informal empire slowly give way to a more custodial sense of international power and responsibility.

Keywords:   ethnography, spiritual memoirs, international power, imperial identities, embassy memoir

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