The Empire Project: The Rise and Fall of the British World-System, 1830-1970

The Empire Project: The Rise and Fall of the British World-System, 1830-1970

4.0 1
by John Darwin
     
 

Magisterial global history of the rise and fall of the British Empire by an award-winning author.See more details below

Overview

Magisterial global history of the rise and fall of the British Empire by an award-winning author.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521302081
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2009
Pages:
814
Sales rank:
1,400,919
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.70(d)

Meet the Author

John Darwin teaches Imperial and Global History at Oxford where he is a Fellow of Nuffield College. His previous publications include After Tamerlane: The Global History of Empire since 1400 (winner of the Wolfson History Prize for 2007), The End of the British Empire: The Historical Debate (1991) and Britain and Decolonization: The Retreat from Empire in the Post-War World (1988).

Table of Contents

Introduction: the project of an Empire; Part I. Towards 'The Sceptre of the World': The Elements of Empire in the Long Nineteenth Century: 1. Victorian origins; 2. The octopus power; 3. The commercial republic; 4. The Britannic experiment; 5. 'Un-British rule' in 'Anglo-India'; 6. The weakest link: Britain and South Africa; 7. The Edwardian transition; Part II. 'The Great Liner is Sinking': The British World-System in the Age of War: 8. The War for Empire, 1914–1919; 9. Making imperial peace, 1919–1926; 10. Holding the centre, 1927–1937; 11. The strategic abyss, 1937–1942; 12. The price of survival, 1943–1951; 13. The third world power, 1951–1959; 14. Reluctant retreat, 1959–1968; Conclusion.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >