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The British Empire [2 volumes]: A Historical Encyclopedia - Empires of the World (Hardback)
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The British Empire [2 volumes]: A Historical Encyclopedia - Empires of the World (Hardback)

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Hardback 706 Pages / Published: 29/06/2018
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An essential starting point for anyone wanting to learn about life in the largest empire in history, this two-volume work encapsulates the imperial experience from the 16th-21st centuries.


* Provides primary sources that give voice to the people who ran, opposed, and were subjects of the British Empire

* Consolidates the most up-to-date research from established and emerging scholars in the field in many countries and at many institutions

* Includes a detailed introduction that succinctly puts the British Empire into historical context

* Offers a chronology of events and episodes important to both the rise and fall of the British Empire

* Provides a broad range of perspectives that focus not only on the white men who controlled the British Empire but also on the many people-such as women, indigenous peoples, poor Europeans, and Christian missionaries-who formed it

* Avoids simplistic assessments of British imperialism as merely "good" or "bad," emanating an objectivity that enables readers to develop their own ideas about the nature of the empire

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440841972
Number of pages: 706


MEDIA REVIEWS
"[T]his well-edited work is an essential compendium of information on a compelling and still relevant topic. VERDICT For libraries serving secondary and college students, this accessible and engaging tour of extensive terrain fills a gap and provides a stepping stone to further research." - Library Journal
"Recommended for high school, college, and public libraries." - ARBA
"Notably, these entries are not all about white men: there is a plethora of entries focused on women and colonized people from all over the empire. Throughout the encyclopedia, the text is historically objective and informative. . . . Overall, the set is broad in its coverage. . . . . Recommended for all types of libraries." - Booklist Online

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