Atlas of the British Empire

Atlas of the British Empire

by Christopher Bayly

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Library Journal - Library Journal
At first glance, this handsome work seems to belong to the tired coffee-table genre--all show and precious little substance. Yet, thankfully, such is decidedly not the case. Upwards of a dozen noted historians of the British Empire have combined their talents to produce a work which provides a solid narrative overview of the British Empire, from its dawn in Tudor times to the imperial sunset of this century. Some 40 maps, well chosen and presented, justify describing the book as an atlas, and illustrations (both in black and white and color) add to its overall appeal. An excellent beginning point for gaining a geographical and historical grasp of Britain's far-flung and disparate empire.-- James A. Casada, Winthrop Coll . , Rock Hill, S.C.
There are three levels at which this atlas may be enjoyed. The first or macro-level is as a survey history of the British Empire, encompassing the grand themes of imperialism, nationalism, collaboration and conflict. The second or micro-level brings empire to life through detail: the bankers and businessmen, plantations, privateering, rebellions, treaties, voyages and settlements, as well as disease, food, clothes, the arts, arms, slavery and liquor. The third level is simply to flip the pages, enjoying any or all of the 350 maps, photographs and illustrations, more than half in color. 9x12". Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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