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Empire : the rise and demise of the British world order and the lessons for global power

Author: Niall Ferguson
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book Niall Ferguson argues that the British Empire should be regarded not merely as vanished Victoriana but as the very cradle of modernity. Nearly all the key features of the twenty-first-century world can be traced back to the extraordinary expansion of Britain's economy, population, and culture from the seventeenth century until the mid-twentieth--economic globalization, the communications revolution, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ferguson, Niall.
Empire.
New York : Basic Books, 2003
(OCoLC)988863915
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Niall Ferguson
ISBN: 0465023282 9780465023288 0713996153 9780713996159 0465023290 9780465023295
OCLC Number: 51518397
Description: xxix, 392 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Why Britain --
White plague --
Mission --
Heaven's breed --
Maxim force --
Empire for sale.
Responsibility: Niall Ferguson.
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Accompanying a Channel Four television series, this text shows on a vast canvas how the British Empire in the 19th century spearheaded real globalization with steampower, telegraphs, guns, engineers,  Read more...

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"A splendid history.... If Americans want to be convinced of the benefits of empire, as well as apprised of its costs, they need merely pick up Ferguson's dazzling book."

 
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