Imperial Island: A History of Britain and Its Empire, 1660-1837 / Edition 1

Imperial Island: A History of Britain and Its Empire, 1660-1837 / Edition 1

by Paul Kleber Monod
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405134453

ISBN-13: 9781405134453

Pub. Date: 04/07/2009

Publisher: Wiley

At its peak, no empire had ever been larger or more diverse. With power and influence stretching to the far reaches of the globe, Britannia not only ruled the waves but governed roughly a quarter of the world's population.

Imperial Island: A History of Britain and its Empire, 1660-1837 traces Great Britain's imperial path from the Stuart Restoration of 1660

Overview

At its peak, no empire had ever been larger or more diverse. With power and influence stretching to the far reaches of the globe, Britannia not only ruled the waves but governed roughly a quarter of the world's population.

Imperial Island: A History of Britain and its Empire, 1660-1837 traces Great Britain's imperial path from the Stuart Restoration of 1660 to its emergence in the nineteenth century as a dominant global superpower. More than a century of fast-moving political events such as the American Revolution and Napoleonic wars are seamlessly interwoven with England and Scotland's political, social, and economic history. Also discussed are the rapidly-evolving environmental factors, cultural issues, and gender relations taking place in Britain as it carved out its empire. The result is a comprehensive and sweeping account of Britain's expansion and the transformative role that empire played throughout its global territories.

Organized into thematic chapters set within a clear, chronological framework, and supported by numerous illustrations and maps, Imperial Island is the ideal text for students, who need no prior knowledge of British history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405134453
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/07/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
444
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations.

List of Maps.

Preface.

A Note on Currency.

Frequently Used Abbreviations.

Part I: Nations, Lands, Peoples.

1 Nations and Kingdoms.

2 Landscapes in Motion.

3 Knowing One’s Place.

Part II: Party Strife and Revolution, 1660–1689.

4 The Culture of Politics.

5 Preserving the Constitution.

6 A Disjointed Empire.

Part III: The Legacy of Revolution, 1689–1722.

7 The Fortunes of War, 1689–1710.

8 The Crisis of the Hanoverian Succession, 1710–1722.

9 Art, Science, and Politics.

Part IV: State and Empire, 1722–1760.

10 Whigs and Patriots.

11 Polite Society and Its Discontents.

12 An Empire Emerging.

Part V: The Fall of the First British Empire, 1760–1784.

13 The Patriot King, 1760–1770.

14 The American Crisis, 1770–1784.

15 The Wealth of a Nation.

Part VI: Britain Against Revolution, 1783–1815.

16 The Nation Preserved.

17 Remaking the Empire.

18 Enlightened Culture.

Part VII: A New Order Begins, 1815–1837.

19 The State Reformed.

20 A Class Society.

21 Imperial Portraits.

Conclusion.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.

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