The Lost Continent


in Empire of Love

Published in print February 2005 | ISBN: 9780195162950
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199867660 | DOI:
The Lost Continent

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This chapter summarizes the book's arguments and main lines of debate. It sketches out the debates on the nature of political, economic, civic, and sentimental life east and west in Asia, Oceania, and Europe, and the possibilities of love in island kingdoms, chiefdoms, and in modern states as they mutually struggle to define what is common to all: conflicting engagements with love and emotion for and against empire in the Pacific.

Keywords: Asia; Oceania; France; love; culture; politics

Chapter.  1473 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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