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The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume IV: The Twentieth Century - The Oxford History of the British Empire IV (Hardback)
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The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume IV: The Twentieth Century - The Oxford History of the British Empire IV (Hardback)

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Hardback 800 Pages / Published: 21/10/1999
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The Oxford History of the British Empire is a major new assessment of the Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. From the founding of colonies in North America and the West Indies in the seventeenth century to the reversion of Hong Kong to China at the end of the twentieth, British imperialism was a catalyst for far-reaching change. The Oxford History of the British Empire as a comprehensive study helps us to understand the end of Empire in relation to its beginning, the meaning of British imperialism for the ruled as well as for the rulers, and the significance of the British Empire as a theme in world history. This twentieth-century volume considers many aspects of the `imperial experience' in the final years of the British Empire, culminating in the mid-century's rapid processes of decolonization. It seeks to understand the men who managed the empire, their priorities and vision, and the mechanisms of control and connection which held the empire together. There are chapters on imperial centres, on the geographical `periphery' of empire, and on all its connecting mechanisms, including institutions and the flow of people, money, goods, and services. The volume also explores the experience of `imperial subjects' in terms of culture, politics, and economics; an experience which culminated in the growth of vibrant, often new, national identities and movements and, ultimately, new nation-states. It concludes with the processes of decolonization which reshaped the political map of the late twentieth-century world.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198205647
Number of pages: 800
Weight: 1179 g
Dimensions: 241 x 162 x 46 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Impressive ... a neat balance of thematic and area-specific chapters, all of which are exceptionally well written ... will serve as a vital work of reference for any library concerned with the history of the empire. * Nicholas J. White, The Economic Hist. Rev., Vol.LIII, No.4, Nov.2000. *
impressive ... the overall achievement is undeniably impressive. Under the magisterial guidance of Louis ... a vast array of historians has produced a solid monument of contemporary scholarship. * David Gilmour, FT Weekend 19/2/00 *
this chapter [The Nineteenth Century] is infinitely more enlightening then anything to be found in the Cambridge Volumes. * Bernard Porter, TLS *
These final three volumes should be compulsory reading for anyone with an interest in the subject * Bernard Porter, TLS *

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