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The British Empire radically altered the modern world. At its height, it governed over a quarter of the human race and encompassed more than a fifth of the globe. As well as providing the British people with profits and a sense of international purpose, the Empire afforded them the opportunity to create new lives for themselves through emigration and settlement. It supplied jobs at home and overseas, encouraged national aggrandizement, and allowed experiments in social engineering. For those it ruled over, the Empire often represented arbitrary power, gunboat diplomacy, and the disruption of local customs, social structures, and government by a distant and sometimes coldly unsympathetic administration. Yet while the Empire rested ultimately upon military force and direct rule, it also pulsated with ideals—ideals of freedom, democracy, and even equality.In this impressively researched and always entertaining book, the esteemed British historian Denis Judd analyzes the imperial experience from the American revolution to the present day. He examines the ways in which the British Empire affected both rulers and ruled, and the roles of significant personalities—from Queen Victoria to Nelson Mandela, Cecil Rhodes to Jomo Kenyatta, Joseph Chamberlain to Mahatma GhandiWhat was so special about the ”special relationship” between Britain and the United States? Did the maintenance of the Empire artificially prolong Britains Great Power status? Did it encourage chauvinistic, even racist, attitudes? Were subjects better off under their own elites and leaders than under British rule? In the end, what does the balance sheet of the Empire look like?The story of Empire is central to Britains national mythology and its sense of place in the world, and essential to an understanding of its changing role as we approach the end of the millennium. Denis Judds fine, magisterial history does full justice to a complex and epic theme.

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In this impressively researched and always entertaining book, the esteemed British historian Denis Judd analyzes the imperial experience from the American revolution to the present day. He examines the ways in which the British Empire affected both rulers and ruled, and the roles of significant personalities—from Queen Victoria to Nelson Mandela, Cecil Rhodes to Jomo Kenyatta, Joseph Chamberlain to Mahatma GhandiWhat was so special about the ”special relationship” between Britain and the United States? Did the maintenance of the Empire artificially prolong Britains Great Power status? Did it encourage chauvinistic, even racist, attitudes? Were subjects better off under their own elites and leaders than under British rule? In the end, what does the balance sheet of the Empire look like?

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In this impressive researched and always entertaining book, the esteemedBritish historian Denis Judd analyzes the imperial experience from theAmerican Revolution to the present day. He examined the ways in whichthe British Empire affected both rulers and ruled, and the roles ofsignificant personalities--from Queen Victoria to Nelson Mandela, CecilRhodes to Jomo Kenyatta, Joseph Chamberlain to Mahatma Ghandi.

Whatwas so special about the "special relationship" between Britain and theUntied States? Did the maintance of the Empire artificially prolongBritain's Great POwer status? Did it encourage chauvinistic, evenracist, attitudes? Were subjects better off under their own elite andleaders than under British rule? In the end, what does the balance sheetof Empire look like?

"This book is in many ways theculminating work of [Judd's] career, bringing together immenseerudition, genuine narrative gifts, and a capacity to pick outimportant details from a vast range of materials...Judd's narrativemethod is highly original."
--Mark Falcoff, NationalReview

"An encyclopedic bibliography, which will make this bookinvaluable for students as well as the general reader...Judd writes witha freshness and willingness to challenge historical convention thatmake this compelling reading."
--Andrew Roberts, Sunday Times(London)

"Written with great thoroughness and keenanalysis...[Empire] will become an indispensable one-volume sourcefor anyone concerned to know about the most important nondomesticinstitution created by the British during their existence as a singlenation."
--John Keegan, Literary Review

About the Author

Denis Judd is a professor of British Imperial and Commonwealth History at the University of North London, and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Among his publications are Balfour and the British Empire, Radical Joe: A Life of Joseph Chamberlain, The Victorian Empire, Lord Reading, The Boer War, Someone Has Blundered, Palmerston, The British Raj, Jawaharlal Nehru, and, with Peter Slinn, The Evolution of the Modern Commonwealth.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465019540
Author:
Judd, Denis
Author:
Judd, Dennis
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
World
Subject:
World History-England General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19980731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
568
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 5.9 oz

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History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
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In this impressively researched and always entertaining book, the esteemed British historian Denis Judd analyzes the imperial experience from the American revolution to the present day. He examines the ways in which the British Empire affected both rulers and ruled, and the roles of significant personalities—from Queen Victoria to Nelson Mandela, Cecil Rhodes to Jomo Kenyatta, Joseph Chamberlain to Mahatma GhandiWhat was so special about the ”special relationship” between Britain and the United States? Did the maintenance of the Empire artificially prolong Britains Great Power status? Did it encourage chauvinistic, even racist, attitudes? Were subjects better off under their own elites and leaders than under British rule? In the end, what does the balance sheet of the Empire look like?
"Synopsis" by , In this impressive researched and always entertaining book, the esteemedBritish historian Denis Judd analyzes the imperial experience from theAmerican Revolution to the present day. He examined the ways in whichthe British Empire affected both rulers and ruled, and the roles ofsignificant personalities--from Queen Victoria to Nelson Mandela, CecilRhodes to Jomo Kenyatta, Joseph Chamberlain to Mahatma Ghandi.

Whatwas so special about the "special relationship" between Britain and theUntied States? Did the maintance of the Empire artificially prolongBritain's Great POwer status? Did it encourage chauvinistic, evenracist, attitudes? Were subjects better off under their own elite andleaders than under British rule? In the end, what does the balance sheetof Empire look like?

"This book is in many ways theculminating work of [Judd's] career, bringing together immenseerudition, genuine narrative gifts, and a capacity to pick outimportant details from a vast range of materials...Judd's narrativemethod is highly original."
--Mark Falcoff, NationalReview

"An encyclopedic bibliography, which will make this bookinvaluable for students as well as the general reader...Judd writes witha freshness and willingness to challenge historical convention thatmake this compelling reading."
--Andrew Roberts, Sunday Times(London)

"Written with great thoroughness and keenanalysis...[Empire] will become an indispensable one-volume sourcefor anyone concerned to know about the most important nondomesticinstitution created by the British during their existence as a singlenation."
--John Keegan, Literary Review

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