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In an exceptionally concise and informative fashion, The British Imperial Century offers its readers a comprehensive overview of the formation and administration of the empire from its origins in the early nineteenth century, to its climax at mid-century, to its denouement on the eve of the First World War.

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In an exceptionally concise and informative fashion, The British Imperial Century offers its readers a comprehensive overview of the formation and administration of the empire from its origins in the early nineteenth century, to its climax at mid-century, to its denouement on the eve of the First World War.

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Although Britain's overseas empire may not have been _acquired in a fit of absence of mind,_ as one of its most prominent historians once alleged, neither was it the brainchild of politicians and bureaucrats in London. Why, then, has so much imperial history been written from this metropolitan perspective? Timothy Parsons strongly contends that the scope and duration of this, the largest of all modern European empires, can only be understood from a non-Western perspective. In an exceptionally concise and informative fashion, The British Imperial Century offers its readers a comprehensive overview of the formation and administration of the empire from its origins in the early nineteenth century, to its climax at mid-century, to its denouement on the eve of the First World War. This was the era in which a previously _informal_ empire based on trade and commerce was transformed into a _formal_ empire in which trade was often of secondary importance to strategic or political considerations. Parsons devotes chapters to key colonies and regions, many of them overlooked by previous scholars, that include the Indian _raj,_ Africa, the Middle East, and China. He also considers the long-term consequences of imperialism on the cultures of the colonized and the colonizers alike. An ambitious and thoughtful contribution to the field of imperial history, The British Imperial Century will find a useful place in courses on World History and European History, or as a supplemental text for classes on African, Asian, British, or Middle Eastern History.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 147) and index.

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ISBN:
9780847688258
Author:
Parsons, Timothy
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Location:
Lanham, Md. :
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
India
Subject:
History
Subject:
World politics
Subject:
World - Colonial Studies
Subject:
Imperialism
Subject:
World politics -- 19th century.
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Asia - India & South Asia
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
Imperialism -- History -- 19th century.
Subject:
World History-England General
Series:
Lives & Legacies
Publication Date:
19990431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
8.96x5.83x.54 in. .55 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In an exceptionally concise and informative fashion, The British Imperial Century offers its readers a comprehensive overview of the formation and administration of the empire from its origins in the early nineteenth century, to its climax at mid-century, to its denouement on the eve of the First World War.
"Synopsis" by , Although Britain's overseas empire may not have been _acquired in a fit of absence of mind,_ as one of its most prominent historians once alleged, neither was it the brainchild of politicians and bureaucrats in London. Why, then, has so much imperial history been written from this metropolitan perspective? Timothy Parsons strongly contends that the scope and duration of this, the largest of all modern European empires, can only be understood from a non-Western perspective. In an exceptionally concise and informative fashion, The British Imperial Century offers its readers a comprehensive overview of the formation and administration of the empire from its origins in the early nineteenth century, to its climax at mid-century, to its denouement on the eve of the First World War. This was the era in which a previously _informal_ empire based on trade and commerce was transformed into a _formal_ empire in which trade was often of secondary importance to strategic or political considerations. Parsons devotes chapters to key colonies and regions, many of them overlooked by previous scholars, that include the Indian _raj,_ Africa, the Middle East, and China. He also considers the long-term consequences of imperialism on the cultures of the colonized and the colonizers alike. An ambitious and thoughtful contribution to the field of imperial history, The British Imperial Century will find a useful place in courses on World History and European History, or as a supplemental text for classes on African, Asian, British, or Middle Eastern History.
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