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The rise and fall of the British Empire

Author: Patrick Allitt; Teaching Company.
Publisher: Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., ©2009.
Series: Great courses (DVD)., Modern history.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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Professor Patrick N. Allitt, Emory University, delivers thirty-six lectures on the history of the British Empire.
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Genre/Form: Educational films
Filmed lectures
History
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Allitt; Teaching Company.
ISBN: 1598035851 9781598035858 159803586X 9781598035865
OCLC Number: 498352092
Notes: Thirty-six lectures (30 min. each).
In three containers.
Performer(s): Lecturer: Patrick N. Allitt, Emory University.
Description: 6 videodiscs (1080 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 3 course guidebooks.
Details: DVD.
Contents: Disc 1. lecture 1. The sun never set ; lecture 2. The challenge to Spain in the New World ; lecture 3. African slavery and the West Indies ; lecture 4. Imperial beginnings in India ; lecture 5. Clive and the conquest of India ; lecture 6. Wolfe and the conquest of Canada --
Disc 2. lecture 7. The loss of the American colonies ; lecture 8. Exploring the planet ; lecture 9. Napoleon challenges the empire ; lecture 10. The other side of the world ; lecture 11. Abolition of the slave trade and slavery ; lecture 12. Early African colonies. Disc 3. lecture 13. China and the opium wars ; lecture 14. Britain : the imperial center ; lecture 15. Ireland : the tragic relationship ; lecture 16. India and the "great game" ; lecture 17. Rebellion and mutiny in India ; lecture 18. How Canada became a nation --
Disc 4. lecture 19. The exploration and settlement of Africa ; lecture 20. Gold, greed, and geopolitics in Africa ; lecture 21. The empire in literature ; lecture 22. Economics and theories of empire ; lecture 23. The British Empire fights imperial Germany ; lecture 24. Versailles and the disillusionment. Disc 5. lecture 25. Ireland divided ; lecture 26. Cricket and the British Empire ; lecture 27. British India between the World Wars ; lecture 28. World War II : England alone ; lecture 29. World War II : the Pyrrhic victory ; lecture 30. Twilight of the Raj --
Disc 6. lecture 31. Israel, Egypt, and the Suez Canal ; lecture 32. The decolonization of Africa ; lecture 33. The white dominions ; lecture 34. Britain after the empire ; lecture 35. Colonial and postcolonial literature ; lecture 36. Epitaph and legacy.
Series Title: Great courses (DVD)., Modern history.
Responsibility: Patrick N. Allitt.

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Professor Patrick N. Allitt, Emory University, delivers thirty-six lectures on the history of the British Empire.

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