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The empire project : the rise and fall of the British world-system, 1830-1970

Author: John Darwin
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The British Empire, wrote Adam Smith, 'has hitherto been not an empire, but the project of an empire' and John Darwin offers a magisterial global history of the rise and fall of that great imperial project. The British Empire, he argues, was much more than a group of colonies ruled over by a scattering of British expatriates until eventual independence. It was above all a global phenomenon. Its power derived rather  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Darwin
ISBN: 9780521302081 0521302080 9780521317894 0521317894
OCLC Number: 351329779
Awards: Winner of Independent 'Recommended' Christmas read 2009
Winner of The Institute of Commonwealth Studies Trevor Reese Prize 2010
Description: xiii, 800 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the project of an empire --
Part I. Towards 'the sceptre of the world' : the elements of empire in the long nineteenth century. Victorian origins ; The octopus power ; The commercial republic ; The Britannic experiment ; 'Un-British rule' in 'Anglo-India' ; The weakest link : Britain in South Africa ; The Edwardian transition --
Part II. 'The great liner is sinking' : the British world-system in the age of war. The war for empire, 1914-1919 ; Making imperial peace, 1919-1926 ; Holding the centre, 1927-1937 ; The strategic abyss, 1937-1942 ; The price of survival, 1943-1951 ; The third world power, 1951-1959 ; Reluctant retreat, 1959-1968 --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: Rise and fall of the British world-system, 1830-1970
Responsibility: John Darwin.
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