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Oxford History of the British Empire #05: Historiography

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Where should we situate the British Empire in the larger picture of world history? This fifth and final volume of The Oxford History of the British Empire shows how opinions have changed dramatically from one generation to the next on the nature and role of imperialism generally, and the British Empire more specifically.

In these pages, a distinguished team of scholarly contributors discuss the many and diverse elements that have influenced writings on the Empire. Topics in this vein include the pressure of current events, access to primary sources, the creation of relevant university chairs, the rise of nationalism in former colonies, decolonization, and the Cold War. The chapters aim to demonstrate how the study of empire has evolved from a narrow focus on constitutional issues to a wide-ranging, multi-faceted analysis of international relations, the uses of power, and the influences and counter-influences between settler groups and indigenous peoples. The result is a thought-provoking cultural and intellectual inquiry into our understanding of the past.

About the Series:

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. It deals with the interaction of British and non-western societies from the Elizabethan era to the late twentieth century, provides a balanced treatment of the ruled as well as the rulers, and takes into account the significance of the Empire for the peoples of the British Isles. All five of the volumes in this series fully explore economic and social as well as political trends.

Synopsis:

The volumes that comprise this set assess the British Empire in the light of recent scholarship, showing the creation of the empire in relation to its end. This fifth and final volume shows how opinions have changed over imperialism generally and the British Empire in particular.

Synopsis:

Where should we situate the British Empire in the larger picture of world history? This fifth and final volume of The Oxford History of the British Empire shows how opinions have changed dramatically from one generation to the next on the nature and role of imperialism generally, and the British Empire more specifically.

In these pages, a distinguished team of scholarly contributors discuss the many and diverse elements that have influenced writings on the Empire. Topics in this vein include the pressure of current events, access to primary sources, the creation of relevant university chairs, the rise of nationalism in former colonies, decolonization, and the Cold War. The chapters aim to demonstrate how the study of empire has evolved from a narrow focus on constitutional issues to a wide-ranging, multi-faceted analysis of international relations, the uses of power, and the influences and counter-influences between settler groups and indigenous peoples. The result is a thought-provoking cultural and intellectual inquiry into our understanding of the past.

About the Series:

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. It deals with the interaction of British and non-western societies from the Elizabethan era to the late twentieth century, provides a balanced treatment of the ruled as well as the rulers, and takes into account the significance of the Empire for the peoples of the British Isles. All five of the volumes in this series fully explore economic and social as well as political trends.

About the Author

Robin Winks is Randolph W. Townsend Professor of History at Yale University.

Wm. Roger Louis is Kerr Professor of English History and Culture at the University of Texas at Austin.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors

1. Introduction

n 2 The First British Empire

3. The Second British Empire

4. British North America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

5. The American Revolution

6. Ireland

7. The British West Indies

8. Canada and the Empire

9. Australia and the Empire

10. Colonization and History in New Zealand

11. India to 1858

12. India, 1858-1937

13. India in the 1940s

14. Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

15. Pakistan's Emergence

16. Science, Medicine, and the British Empire

17. Disease, Diet, and Gender: Late Twentieth-Century Critical Perspective on Empire

18. Exploration and Empire

19. Missions and Empire

20. Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Abolition

21. The Royal Navy and the British Empire

22. Imperial Defence

23. The Empire-Commonwealth and the Two World Wars

24. Imperial Flotsam? The British in the Pacific Islands

25. Formal and Informal Empire in East Asia

26. The British Empire in South-East Asia

27. Formal and Imformal Empire in the Middle East

28. Informal Empire in Latin America

29. Britain and the Scramble for Africa

30. The British Empire in Tropical Africa: A Review of the Literature to the 1960s

31. West Africa

32. East Africa: Metropolitan Action and Local Initiative

33. Central and Southern Africa

34. Decolonization and the End of Empire

35. The Commonwealth

36. Art and Empire

37. Architecture in the British Empire

38. Orients and Occidents: Colonial Discourse Theory and the Historiography of the British Empire

39. The Shaping of Imperial History

40. The Future of Imperial History

41. The Way Forward

Chronology, Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199246809
Editor:
Winks, Robin W.
Editor:
Low, Alaine
Foreword by:
Louis, William Roger
Foreword:
Louis, William Roger
Editor:
Winks, Robin W.
Editor:
Low, Alaine
Author:
Winks, Robin W.
Author:
Louis, Wm Roger
Author:
Winks, Robin
Author:
Alain Low
Author:
null, Robin
Foreword:
Louis, William Roger
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History, World | British
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
World history -- Historiography.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Series:
Oxford History of the British Empire
Series Volume:
05
Publication Date:
20010931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, 37 line illus.
Pages:
760
Dimensions:
8.9 x 5.9 x 1.5 in 2.35 lb

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"Synopsis" by , The volumes that comprise this set assess the British Empire in the light of recent scholarship, showing the creation of the empire in relation to its end. This fifth and final volume shows how opinions have changed over imperialism generally and the British Empire in particular.
"Synopsis" by , Where should we situate the British Empire in the larger picture of world history? This fifth and final volume of The Oxford History of the British Empire shows how opinions have changed dramatically from one generation to the next on the nature and role of imperialism generally, and the British Empire more specifically.

In these pages, a distinguished team of scholarly contributors discuss the many and diverse elements that have influenced writings on the Empire. Topics in this vein include the pressure of current events, access to primary sources, the creation of relevant university chairs, the rise of nationalism in former colonies, decolonization, and the Cold War. The chapters aim to demonstrate how the study of empire has evolved from a narrow focus on constitutional issues to a wide-ranging, multi-faceted analysis of international relations, the uses of power, and the influences and counter-influences between settler groups and indigenous peoples. The result is a thought-provoking cultural and intellectual inquiry into our understanding of the past.

About the Series:

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. It deals with the interaction of British and non-western societies from the Elizabethan era to the late twentieth century, provides a balanced treatment of the ruled as well as the rulers, and takes into account the significance of the Empire for the peoples of the British Isles. All five of the volumes in this series fully explore economic and social as well as political trends.

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