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Unfinished Empire : the Global Expansion of Britain

Author: John Darwin
Publisher: London : Allen Lane, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The enormous influence of the British Empire cannot be escaped. It has shaped the world in countless ways, repopulating continents, carving out nations, imposing its language, technology and values. For perhaps two centuries its existence, expansion, and final collapse could be seen as the single largest determinant of historical events.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Darwin
ISBN: 9781846140884 1846140889 9781846146718 1846146712
OCLC Number: 794136966
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: xiv, 478 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Imagining empire --
Making contact --
Taking possession --
Settling in --
Resorting to war --
Traffic and trade --
Ruling methods --
Acts of rebellion --
Converts and cultures --
Defending empire --
Ending empire --
The last and largest empire?
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An attempt to make us see anew how diverse, strange and in many ways chaotic the British Empire really was, controlled by a range of interests often at loggerheads with each other and as much driven  Read more...

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