Modern European Imperialism General and British Empire

Modern European Imperialism  General and British Empire
Author: John P. Halstead,Serafino Porcari
Publsiher: Boston : G. K. Hall
Total Pages: 508
Release: 1974
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Colonies
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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British Imperialism

British Imperialism
Author: P.J. Cain,A. G. Hopkins
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 794
Release: 2016-03-02
ISBN: 1317389255
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

British Imperialism Book Excerpt:

A milestone in the understanding of British history and imperialism, this ground-breaking book radically reinterprets the course of modern economic development and the causes of overseas expansion during the past three centuries. Employing their concept of 'gentlemanly capitalism', the authors draw imperial and domestic British history together to show how the shape of the nation and its economy depended on international and imperial ties, and how these ties were undone to produce the post-colonial world of today. Containing a significantly expanded and updated Foreword and Afterword, this third edition assesses the development of the debate since the book’s original publication, discusses the imperial era in the context of the controversy over globalization, and shows how the study of the age of empires remains relevant to understanding the post-colonial world. Covering the full extent of the British empire from China to South America and taking a broad chronological view from the seventeenth century to post-imperial Britain today, British Imperialism: 1688–2015 is the perfect read for all students of imperial and global history.

British Imperialism in Qajar Iran

British Imperialism in Qajar Iran
Author: H. Lyman Stebbins
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-12-18
ISBN: 1786730987
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

British Imperialism in Qajar Iran Book Excerpt:

In 1888, there were just four British consulates in the country; by 1921 there were twenty-three. H. Lyman Stebbins investigates the development and consequences of British imperialism in Iran in a time of international rivalry, revolution and world war. While previous narratives of Anglo-Iranian relations have focused on the highest diplomatic circles in Tehran, London, Calcutta and St. Petersburg, this book argues that British consuls and political agents made the vast southern borderlands of Iran the real centre of British power and influence during this period. Based on British consular archives from Bushihr, Shiraz, Sistan and Muhammarah, this book reveals that Britain, India and Iran were linked together by discourses of colonial knowledge and patterns of political, military and economic control. It also contextualizes the emergence of Iranian nationalism as well as the failure and collapse of the Qajar state during the Iranian Constitutional Revolution and the First World War.

The British Empire

The British Empire
Author: Albert Demangeon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 298
Release: 1925
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Great Britain
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The British Empire A Historical Encyclopedia 2 volumes

The British Empire  A Historical Encyclopedia  2 volumes
Author: Mark Doyle
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 706
Release: 2018-06-29
ISBN: 1440841985
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The British Empire A Historical Encyclopedia 2 volumes Book Excerpt:

An essential starting point for anyone wanting to learn about life in the largest empire in history, this two-volume work encapsulates the imperial experience from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries. • Provides primary sources that give voice to the people who ran, opposed, and were subjects of the British Empire • Consolidates the most up-to-date research from established and emerging scholars in the field in many countries and at many institutions • Includes a detailed introduction that succinctly puts the British Empire into historical context • Offers a chronology of events and episodes important to both the rise and fall of the British Empire • Provides a broad range of perspectives that focus not only on the white men who controlled the British Empire but also on the many people—such as women, indigenous peoples, poor Europeans, and Christian missionaries—who formed it • Avoids simplistic assessments of British imperialism as merely "good" or "bad," emanating an objectivity that enables readers to develop their own ideas about the nature of the empire

The Oxford History of the British Empire Volume V Historiography

The Oxford History of the British Empire  Volume V  Historiography
Author: Robin Winks
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 756
Release: 2001-07-26
ISBN: 0191647691
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford History of the British Empire Volume V Historiography Book Excerpt:

The Oxford History of the British Empire is a major new assessment of the Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. From the founding of colonies in North America and the West Indies in the seventeenth century to the reversion of Hong Kong to China at the end of the twentieth, British imperialism was a catalyst for far-reaching change. The Oxford History of the British Empire as a comprehensive study helps us to understand the end of Empire in relation to its beginning, the meaning of British imperialism for the ruled as well as for the rulers, and the significance of the British Empire as a theme in world history. This fifth and final volume shows how opinions have changed dramatically over the generations about the nature, role, and value of imperialism generally, and the British Empire more specifically. The distinguished team of contributors discuss the many and diverse elements which have influenced writings on the Empire: the pressure of current events, access to primary sources, the creation of relevant university chairs, the rise of nationalism in former colonies, decolonization, and the Cold War. They demonstrate how the study of empire has evolved from a narrow focus on constitutional issues to a wide-ranging enquiry about international relations, the uses of power, and impacts and counterimpacts between settler groups and native peoples. The result is a thought-provoking cultural and intellectual inquiry into how we understand the past, and whether this understanding might affect the way we behave in the future.

Decolonisation and the British Empire 1775 1997

Decolonisation and the British Empire  1775   1997
Author: George Boyce
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 317
Release: 1999-09-20
ISBN: 134927755X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Decolonisation and the British Empire 1775 1997 Book Excerpt:

This book combines an analysis of the ideas and policies that governed the British experience of decolonization. It shows how the British, perhaps more correctly the English, political tradition, with its emphasis on experience over abstract theory, was integral to the way in which the empire was regarded as being transformed rather than lost. This was a significant aspect of the relatively painless British loss of empire. It places the process of decolonization in its wider context, tracing the twentieth-century domestic and international conditions that hastened decolonization, and, through a close analysis of not only the policy choices but also the language of British imperialism, it throws new light on the British way of managing both the expansion and contraction of empire.

Natural Science and the Origins of the British Empire

Natural Science and the Origins of the British Empire
Author: Sarah Irving
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-09-30
ISBN: 1317315227
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Science and the Origins of the British Empire Book Excerpt:

Represents a history of the British Empire that takes account of the sense of empire as intellectual as well as geographic dominion: the historiography of the British Empire, with its preoccupation of empire as geographically unchallenged sovereignty, overlooks the idea of empire as intellectual dominion.

Scotland and the British Empire

Scotland and the British Empire
Author: John M. MacKenzie,T. M. Devine
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2017-02-24
ISBN: 0192513532
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scotland and the British Empire Book Excerpt:

The extraordinary influence of Scots in the British Empire has long been recognized. As administrators, settlers, temporary residents, professionals, plantation owners, and as military personnel, they were strikingly prominent in North America, the Caribbean, Australasia, South Africa, India, and colonies in South-East Asia and Africa. Throughout these regions they brought to bear distinctive Scottish experience as well as particular educational, economic, cultural, and religious influences. Moreover, the relationship between Scots and the British Empire had a profound effect upon many aspects of Scottish society. This volume of essays, written by notable scholars in the field, examines the key roles of Scots in central aspects of the Atlantic and imperial economies from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries, in East India Company rule in India, migration and the preservation of ethnic identities, the environment, the army, missionary and other religious activities, the dispersal of intellectual endeavours, and in the production of a distinctive literature rooted in colonial experience. Making use of recent, innovative research, the chapters demonstrate that an understanding of the profoundly interactive relationship between Scotland and the British Empire is vital both for the understanding of the histories of that country and of many territories of the British Empire. All scholars and general readers interested in the dispersal of intellectual ideas, key professions, Protestantism, environmental practices, and colonial literature, as well as more traditional approaches to politics, economics, and military recruitment, will find it an essential addition to the historical literature.

The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire

The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire
Author: Piers Brendon
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 816
Release: 2010-07-06
ISBN: 1409077969
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire Book Excerpt:

No empire has been larger or more diverse than the British Empire. At its apogee in the 1930s, 42 million Britons governed 500 million foreign subjects. Britannia ruled the waves and a quarter of the earth's surface was painted red on the map. Yet no empire (except the Russian) disappeared more swiftly. Within a generation this mighty structure collapsed, often amid bloodshed, leaving behind a scatter of sea-girt dependencies and a ghost of an empire, the Commonwealth, overshadowed by Imperial America. It left a contested legacy: at best a sporting spirit, a legal code and a near-universal language; at worst, failed states and internecine strife. Full of vivid particulars, brief lives, telling anecdotes, comic episodes, symbolic moments and illustrative vignettes, The Decline and Fall of the British Empire is popular history at its scholarly best.

The British Imperial Calendar and Civil Service List

The British Imperial Calendar and Civil Service List
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 578
Release: 1972
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Civil service
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The British Imperial Calendar and Civil Service List Book Excerpt:

Includes: The British or imperial almanac, A Companion to the British imperial calendar, and An Alphabetical index to the imperial calendar (title varies),

The British Empire and Commonwealth

The British Empire and Commonwealth
Author: Martin Kitchen
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1996-08-14
ISBN: 1349248304
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The British Empire and Commonwealth Book Excerpt:

From its modest to its recent disappearance, the British Empire was an extraordinary and paradoxical entity. North America, Africa, South and Southeast Asia and Australasia and innumerable small islands and territories have been fundamentally shaped - economically, socially and politically - by a nation whose imperial drive came from a bewildering mixture of rapacity and moral zeal, of high-mindedness and viciousness, of strategic cunning and feckless neglect. Martin Kitchen has written a fascinating, crisp, informative account of the rise and fall of the British Empire, concentrating on the 19th and 20th centuries but giving the background of the 'First British Empire', which was lost with the creating of the United States of America. His book is of particular value in relating the importance of the Empire to Britain's success as the only genuinely world power in the Victorian era and to Britain's ability to win the two great wars of the 20th century.

The British Empire and the Second World War

The British Empire and the Second World War
Author: Ashley Jackson
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2006-03-09
ISBN: 0826440495
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The British Empire and the Second World War Book Excerpt:

In 1939 Hitler went to war not just with Great Britain; he also went to war with the whole of the British Empire, the greatest empire that there had ever been. In the years since 1945 that empire has disappeared, and the crucial fact that the British Empire fought together as a whole during the war has been forgotten. All the parts of the empire joined the struggle and were involved in it from the beginning, undergoing huge changes and sometimes suffering great losses as a result. The war in the desert, the defence of Malta and the Malayan campaign, and the contribution of the empire as a whole in terms of supplies, communications and troops, all reflect the strategic importance of Britain's imperial status. Men and women not only from Australia, New Zealand and India but from many parts of Africa and the Middle East all played their part. Winston Churchill saw the war throughout in imperial terms. The British Empire and the Second World War emphasises a central fact about the Second World War that is often forgotten.

The British Imperial Calendar and Civil Service List

The British Imperial Calendar and Civil Service List
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1966
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Civil service
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The British Imperial Calendar and Civil Service List Book Excerpt:

18 - includes "The British or imperial almanac", "A Companion to the British imperial calendar", and "An Alphabetical index to the Imperial calendar" with special t.p.

The British Empire

The British Empire
Author: Philippa Levine
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2013-11-04
ISBN: 1317860861
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The British Empire Book Excerpt:

This is a broad survey of the history of the British Empire from its beginnings to its demise. It offers a comprehensive analysis not just of political events and territorial conquests but paints a picture of what life was like under colonial rule, both for those who ruled and for those whose countries came under British authority. There has been a lively debate in recent years about whether empires generally are good or bad things, and the British Empire has been very much at the centre of that debate, with a number of voices arguing that it was a kinder, gentler Empire than its rivals. This book speaks specifically to that debate, and also to a second and equally vigorous debate about whether anyone in Britain actually cared about the possession of an Empire.

The Imperial Rescript Declaring War on United States and British Empire

The Imperial Rescript Declaring War on United States and British Empire
Author: Iichirō Tokutomi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 164
Release: 1942
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Great Britain
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Proceedings of the Imperial Social Hygiene Congress at the British Empire Exhibition

Proceedings of the Imperial Social Hygiene Congress at the British Empire Exhibition
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 1924
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Hygiene, Sexual
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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United Empire

United Empire
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1935
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Great Britain
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Arabian Frontier of the British Raj

The Arabian Frontier of the British Raj
Author: James Onley
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2007-11-22
ISBN: 0191607762
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Arabian Frontier of the British Raj Book Excerpt:

The Arabian Frontier of the British Raj is a study of one of the most forbidding frontier zones of Britain's Indian Empire. The Gulf Residency, responsible for Britain's relationship with Eastern Arabia and Southern Persia, was part of an extensive network of political residencies that surrounded and protected British India. Based on extensive archival research in both the Gulf and Britain, this book examines how Britain's Political Resident in the Gulf and his very small cadre of British officers maintained the Pax Britannica on the waters of the Gulf, protected British interests throughout the region, and managed political relations with the dozens of Arab rulers and governors on both shores of the Gulf. James Onley looks at the secret to the Gulf Residency's effectiveness - the extent to which the British worked within the indigenous political systems of the Gulf. He examines the way in which Arab rulers in need of protection collaborated with the Resident to maintain the Pax Britannica, while influential men from affluent Arab, Persian, and Indian merchant families served as the Resident's 'native agents' (compradors) in over half of the political posts within the Gulf Residency.

Summary of World Broadcasts

Summary of World Broadcasts
Author: British Broadcasting Corporation. Monitoring Service
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1970-12
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: East Asia
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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