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

Author: John Darwin
Publisher: Cambridge (GB) ; New York ; Melbourne : Cambridge University Press, cop. 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A magisterial global history of the rise and fall of the British Empire by an award-winning author.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Darwin
ISBN: 9780521302081 0521302080
OCLC Number: 495217239
Awards: Winner of Independent 'Recommended' Christmas read 2009
Winner of The Institute of Commonwealth Studies Trevor Reese Prize 2010
Description: 1 vol. (XIII-800 p.) : cartes, jaquette ill. en coul. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the project of an empire --
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 and South Africa --
The Edwardian transition --
'The great liner is sinking ... ' the British world-system in the age of war --
War for empire --
Making imperial peace --
Holding the centre --
The strategic abyss --
The price of survival --
The third world power --
Reluctant retreat.
Responsibility: John Darwin.
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