"Etherington accepted an unwieldy charge in agreeing to edit this collection, and he deserves great credit for producing a book that is finely nuanced, thoroughly coherent, and accessible. Etherington's introduction provides a flexible and comprehensive framework with which to connect the thirteen essays that follow. It is a brilliant introduction, offering a clear overview of the historiography, as well as concise explanations of the collection's thematic composition and analytical priorities. This book features essays of uniformly high quality that articulate many important parts of the relationship between missions and empire."--Kevin Grant, Hamilton College
About the Author
received his BA and PhD degrees from Yale University. He joined the History Department at the University of Adelaide as a Lecturer in 1968 and was subsequently appointed Reader in History. In 1989 he moved to the University of Western Australia taking up the position of Professor and Chair of History. He is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, a past President of the Australian Historical Association, a Member of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), a Member of the International Association for mission studies, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society of Great Britain.