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Imperialism The burden, we are assured, relates to the "secret curriculum" which enabled the public schools to "keep company with British Imperialism for as long as the Empire" by means of "an elaborate system of totems and talismans".

Imperialism The burden, we are assured, relates to the "secret curriculum" which enabled the public schools to "keep company with British Imperialism for as long as the Empire" by means of "an elaborate system of totems and talismans". For Mr. Rich, who became a Qatar government adviser in the Gulf, "the rich symbolism of school-days prepared colonial administrators for staging the imperial drama: the British rulers recreated their adolescent triumphs to the discomfort of their helpless subjects in Bahrain and Burma".

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Their rituals were reenacted all over the world The public schools also became deeply involved with freemasonry, a secret .

Their rituals were reenacted all over the world. The rich symbolism of schooldays prepared colonial administrators for staging the Imperial drama. The public schools also became deeply involved with freemasonry, a secret fraternal society.

Volume 30 Issue 3. P. J. Rich. History of Education Quarterly. Elixir of Empire: The English Public Schools, Ritualism, Freemasonry, and Imperialism. London: Regency Press, 1989.

A companion volume, Chains of Empire: English Public Schools, Masonic Cabalism Historical Causality, and Imperial Clubdom, is the second in P. Rich's trilogy about schooling as a political force.

The English Public Schools, Ritualism, Freemasonry & Imperialism. by Shabbir Akhtar, P. Published December 1988 by Hyperion Books.

Elixir of Empire: The English Public Schools, Ritualism, Freemasonry, and .

Elixir of Empire: The English Public Schools, Ritualism, Freemasonry, and Imperialism. This book focuses on the ways in which the intellectual history and political thought of modern Britain have been saturated with imperial concerns

Elixir of Empire: The English Public Schools, Ritualism, Freemasonry, and Imperialism by Dr. Paul Rich A companion volume to Chains of Empire, this work examines schooling as a political force

Elixir of Empire: The English Public Schools, Ritualism, Freemasonry, and Imperialism by Dr. Paul Rich A companion volume to Chains of Empire, this work examines schooling as a political force.

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Chains of Empire: English Public Schools, Masonic Children, Historical Causality, and Imperial Clubdom. The British Empire's and the English public schools' peculiar system of rituals and rewards had more in common than has been realized. With the trilogy English Public Schools and Ritualistic Imperialism, Paul Rich has interjected himself into a lively controversy over the place of the English public schools in British history. Correlli Barnett blamed the English public schools for Britain's decline, while Cyril Connolly showed that the schoolboy syndrome was a part of British social history.

Anyone interested in the consequences of the 'secret curriculum' of schools will find this book intriguing. The English public school, that peculiar institution which was not public in any accepted use of the word, kept company with the Empire for as long as it survived. The Empire is gone, but the schools are robustly alive, and they remain controversial. Their existence has been an issue in recent British elections.

The public school ideology was one of selfconfidence and deference. Subject peoples were treated as small boys who were expected to know their place, and the raj was the benign praepostor. The equivalent of prize day was the durbar, when loyalty was rewarded with the Bath or Star of India. Imperial freemasonry added to the pageantry, growing into a complementary but clandestine honours system.

The connection between the schools and the Empire was a classic case of symbiosis. They shared a complex system of rituals that were carried all over the world. Moreover, both became involved with free-masonry and its controversial expansion.

When Britain lost her colonies, the problem remained of a unique school system that in many ways was still Imperial. In Elixir of Empire, P. J. Rich provides an engaging insight into the world of the old boys and their masonic lodges, as well as a suggestion about how the schools might find in-their past an answer to their critics.

This second edition, enhanced by more than 150 additional illustrations, supports Dr. Rich's thesis that elitist institutions develop a unique iconography and exercise political hegemony through invented tradition.

Elixir of Empire: English Public Schools, Ritualism, Freemasonry and Imperialism epub download

ISBN13: 978-0721207544

ISBN: 0721207545

Author: P.J. Rich

Category: Teaching and Education

Subcategory: Schools & Teaching

Language: English

Publisher: Regency Press (London & New York) Ltd; 2nd edition (May 1993)

Pages: 152 pages

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