Edge of Empire: Lives, Culture, and Conquest in the East 1750 -1850.
Delves into the personal lives of collectors during the age of British imperialism. Demonstrates that the cross-cultural life of the period was much more fluid and intimate than usually represented. Jasanoff is a graduate of Harvard, Cambridge, and Yale, and currently teaches British history at UVA. 2005. Alfred A. Knopf. 404 pgs. Hb, dj. NEW. $20.00