impressive ... the overall achievement is undeniably impressive. Under the magisterial guidance of Louis ... a vast array of historians has produced a solid monument of contemporary scholarship. ( David Gilmour, FT Weekend 19/2/00)
this chapter [The Nineteenth Century] is infinitely more enlightening then anything to be found in the Cambridge Volumes. ( Bernard Porter, TLS)
These final three volumes should be compulsory reading for anyone with an interest in the subject ( Bernard Porter, TLS)
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.
Volume III of The Oxford History of the British Empire covers the long nineteenth century, from the achievement of American independence in the 1780s to the eve of world war in 1914. This was the period of Britain's greatest expansion as both empire-builder and dominant world power. The volume is divided into two parts. The first contains thematic chapters, some focusing on Britain, others on areas at the imperial periphery, exploring those fundamental dynamics of British expansion whcih made imperial influence and rule possible. They also examine the economic, cultural, and institutional frameworks whcih gave shape to Britain's overseas empire.
Part 2 is devoted to the principal areas of imperial activity overseas, including both white settler and tropical colonies. Chapters examine how British interests and imperial rule shaped individual regions' nineteenth-century political and socio-economic history. Themes dealt with include the economics of empire, imperial institutions, defence, technology, imperial and colonial cultures, science and exploration. Attention is given not only to the formal empire, from Australasia and the West Indies to India and the African colonies, but also to China and Latin America, often regarded as central components of a British `informal empire'.
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Descripción Oxford University Press, 1999. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: List of Maps, List of Figures, List of Tables, Abbreviations and Location of Manuscript Sources, List of ContributorsPart 11. Andrew Porter: Introduction: Britain and the Empire in the Nineteenth Century2. P. J. Cain: Economics and Empire: The Metropolitan Context3. B. R. Tomlinson: Economics and Empire: The Periphery and the Imperial Economy4. Marjory Harper: British Migration and the Peopling of the Empire5. David Northrup: Migration from Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific6. Martin Lynn: British Policy, Trade, and Informal Empire in the Mid-Nineteenth Century7. Alan Knight: Britain and Latin America8. Jurgen Osterhammel: Britain and China 1842-19149. Peter Burroughs: Imperial Institutions and the Government of Empire10. Andrew Porter: Trusteeship, Anti-Slavery and Humanitarianism11. Andrew Porter: Religion, Missionary Enthusiasm, and Empire12. Robert V. Kubicek: British Expansion, Empire, and Technological Change13. John M. MacKenzie: Empire and Metropolitan Cultures14. Robert A. Stafford: Scientific Exploration and Empire15. Peter Burroughs: Defence and Imperial Disunity16. E. H. H. Green: The Political Economy of Empire, 1880-1914Part 217. A. J. Stockwell: British Expansion and Rule in South-East Asia18. D. A. Washbrook: India 1818-1860: The Two Faces of Colonialism19. Robin J. Moore: Imperial India, 1858-191420. Susan Bayly: The Evolution of Colonial Cultures: Nineteenth-Century Asia21. Gad Heuman: The British West Indies22. David Fitzpatrick: Ireland and the Empire23. Ged Martin: Canada from 181524. Donald Denoon with Marivic Wyndham: Australia and the Western Pacific25. Raewyn Dalziel: Southern Islands: New Zealand and Polynesia26. Christopher Saunders and Iain R. Smith: Southern Africa, 1795-191027. Colin Newbury: Great Britain and the Partition of Africa, 1870-191428. Afaf al Sayyid-Marsot: The British Occupation of Egypt from 188229. T. C. McCaskie: Cultural Encounters: Britain and Africa in the Nineteenth Century30. Avner Offer: The British Empire: Costs and Benefits, Prosperity and Security, 1870-1914Chronology, Index. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0198205651
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