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Eclipse of empire

Author: D A Low
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides outline accounts of the end of the British Empire in India and Africa, assessing the socio-political ramifications of this process. The author places the Indian story in the wider context of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D A Low
ISBN: 0521383293 9780521383295 0521457548 9780521457545
OCLC Number: 20264006
Description: xvi, 375 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The contraction of England : an inaugural lecture, 1984 --
The twentieth-century revolutions in Monsoon Asia --
India and Britain : the climactic years 1917-1947 --
The forgotten Bania : merchant communities and the Indian National Congress --
Counterpart experiences : India/Indonesia, 1920s-1950s --
Emergencies and elections in India --
East Africa : towards the new order, 1945-1963 / with John Lonsdale --
Africa year, 1960 --
The end of the British Empire in Africa --
History and independent Africa's political trauma --
Political superstructures in post-colonial states. A register of constructs ; A dislocated polity : Uganda, 1960-86 --
Little Britain and large Commonwealth. The post-imperial Commonwealth ; Commonwealth studies and Commonwealth countries --
Australia in the eastern hemisphere.
Responsibility: D.A. Low.
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