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The Cambridge illustrated history of the British Empire

Author: Peter J Marshall
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2008.
Series: Cambridge illustrated history
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. pbk. ed., reprintedView all editions and formats

Through striking illustration and a text written by leading experts, this book examines the experience of British colonialism in America, India, Africa, Australia, and the Caribbean, as well as the  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Bildband
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J Marshall
ISBN: 9780521002547 0521432111 9780521432115 0521002540
OCLC Number: 613148013
Description: 400 Seiten : zahlreiche Illustrationen, Karten.
Contents: Introduction: the world shaped by empire P. J. Marshall; Part I. The History of Empire: 1. The British empire at the end of the eighteenth century P. J. Marshall; 2. 1783-1870: an expanding empire P. J. Marshall; 3. 1870-1918: the empire under threat P. J. Marshall; 4. 1918 to the 1960s: keeping afloat P. J. Marshall; Part II. The Life of the Empire: 5. For richer, for poorer? David Fieldhouse; 6. Power, authority, and freedom A. J. Stockwell; 7. Empires in the mind Andrew Porter; 8. Imperial towns and cities Thomas R. Metcalf; 9. British emigration and new identities Ged Martin and Benjamin E. Kline; 10. The diaspora of the Africans and the Asians P. J. Marshall; 11. Art and the empire John M. Mackenzie; Part III. The Imperial Experience: 12. Imperial Britain P. J. Marshall; 13. Australia K. S. Inglis; 14. Africa Toyin Falola; 15. British rule in India: an assessment Tapan Raychaudhuri; Conclusion: Empire in retrospect P. J. Marshall; Reference Guide: British imperial territories from 1783; Further reading; Contributors; Acknowledgements; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge illustrated history
Other Titles: British Empire
Responsibility: ed. by P.J. Marshall.


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'... a critical, balanced, lucid, and endlessly fascinating survey of the British empire in all its complexity and human drama for the general reader.' Boston Book Review 'This impressive book more Read more...

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