The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume IV: The Twentieth Century (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
800
Utgivningsdatum
2001-07-01
Upplaga
New e.
Förlag
OUP Oxford
Medarbetare
Louis, Wm Roger / Louis, Wm Roger
Illustratör/Fotograf
Numerous Tables and Figures 17 Maps
Illustrationer
17M.tabs.figs.
Volymtitel
Twentieth Century
Dimensioner
235 x 157 x 42 mm
Vikt
1220 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780199246793
The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume IV: The Twentieth Century (häftad)

The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume IV: The Twentieth Century

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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. In this new volume on the last century of empire 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.
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Contemporary Review Oxford University Press has recently published a wide variety of historical titles in paperback. Pride of place must go to the five volume Oxford History of the British Empire written under the general editorship of Professor William Roger Lewis and published in hardback in 1998. The five volumes, describe the history and effect of the Empire on world history. The scholars who contributed and the volumes' individual editors all deserve high
praise for thie massive undertaking.

Nicholas J. White, The Economic Hist. Rev., Vol.LIII, No.4, Nov.2000. 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.

R.D. Long, Choice, Vol.37, No.11/12, Jul/Aug.00. The Oxford History of the British Empire has been, arguably, the most important contribution to British imperial studies in recent decades. Volume 4, on the 20th Century, is the highly impressive conclusion of the narrative volumes ... Reasonably priced, this is an indispensable resource.

R.D. Long, Choice Review from previous edition The Oxford History of the British Empire has been, arguably, the most important contribution to British imperial studies in recent decades. Volume 4, on the 20th Century, is the highly impressive conclusion of the narrative volumes ... Reasonably priced, this is an indispensable resource.

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<br>Judith Brown is Beit Professor of Commonwealth History, and Fellow of Balliol College, at Oxford University. Wm. Roger Louis is Kerr Professor of English History and Culture and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin.<br>

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List of Maps, List of Figures, List of Tables, Abbreviations and Location of Manuscript Sources, List of Contributors; 1. Introduction; 2. The British Empire in the Edwardian Era; 3. A Third British Empire? The Dominion Idea in Imperial Politics; 4. The Metropolitan Economics of Empire; 5. The British Empire and the Great War, 1914-1918; 6. Ireland and the Empire-Commonwealth, 1900-1948; 7. Migrants and Settlers; 8. Critics of Empire; 9. The Popular Culture of Empire in Britain; 10. Colonial Rule; 11. Bureaucracy and 'Trusteeship' in the Colonial Empire; 12. 'Deceptive Might': Imperial Defence and Security, 1900-1968; 13. The Second World War; 14. The Dissolution of the British Empire; 15. Imperialism and After: The Economy of the Empire on the Periphery; 16. Gender in the British Empire; 17. The British Empire and the Muslim Worlds; 18. India; 19. Ceylon; 20. Imperialism and Nationalism in South-East Asia; 21. Britain's Informal Empire in the Middle East; 22. West Africa; 23. East Africa; 24. Southern Africa; 25. Canada, the North Atlantic Triangle, and the Empire; 26. The British Caribbean from Demobilization to Constitutional Decolonization; 27. Latin America; 28. China; 29. Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands; 30. Commonwealth Legacy; 31. Epilogue; Chronology, Index