Macaulay: Britain's Liberal Imperialist (Hardback)
  • Macaulay: Britain's Liberal Imperialist (Hardback)
zoom

Macaulay: Britain's Liberal Imperialist (Hardback)

(author)
£20.00
Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 04/07/2013
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Check availability At your local shop
Was Thomas Macaulay a cultural imperialist or a prophetic moderniser? He always inspired both admiration and hostility. He introduced English education to India, creating a class of westernised Indians often reviled as 'Macaulay's children'; but today many former 'Untouchables' literally worship him as their liberator from caste tyranny. This new biography gives a vivid insight into one of the towering intellects of Victorian Britain, a brilliant, complex, self-made man, who rose from middle class origins to the highest circles of the world's largest empire. We follow his meteoric journey from child prodigy to Whig parliamentary orator, playing a major role in the passing of the Great Reform Act of 1832, then imperial administrator and liberal reformer in India, and later Cabinet minister, revered elder statesman and famed historian back in Britain. We also get a revealing portrait of his personal life as a bachelor romantically attached to his sisters. Masani reclaims Macaulay as a pioneer of globalisation based on the English language and Western values. A strong advocate of liberal interventionism across the globe, he was the ideological precursor of Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair and Western military interventions in the world's trouble-spots. But he was also the architect of the 'soft power' through which the West permeates the rest of the world.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781847922717
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 578 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 31 mm

You may also be interested in...

Black Tudors
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
X, Y & Z
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Added to basket
To Catch A King
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
First Light
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Unhinged
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Queen of the World
Added to basket
£25.00   £21.99
Hardback
Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2
Added to basket
Rival Queens
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
Jane Austen at Home
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different
Added to basket
Agent Jack: The True Story of MI5's Secret Nazi Hunter
Added to basket
The Diary of a Young Girl
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Things Can Only Get Worse?
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
First Light
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
First Man In
Added to basket
£20.00   £13.99
Hardback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.