The Alchemy of Empire: Abject Materials and the Technologies of Colonialism.
Sudan argues the Enlightenment was born largely from Europe's sense of inferiority when encountering new cultures of South Asia. Sources range from the Royal Society to the novels of Jane Austen. He traces the origins of substances like mortar, ice, paper, and sources of knowledge like inoculation. Fordham University Press. 2016. Paper. List $25. NEW. $23.00