Imperial Meridian: The British Empire and the World 1780-1830 / Edition 1

Imperial Meridian: The British Empire and the World 1780-1830 / Edition 1

by C. A. Bayly
     
 

In this impressive and ambitious survey Dr Bayly studies the rise, apogee and decline of what has come to be called 'the Second British Empire' — the great expansion of British dominion overseas (particularly in Asia and the Middle East) during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic era that, coming between the loss of America and the subsequent partition of

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In this impressive and ambitious survey Dr Bayly studies the rise, apogee and decline of what has come to be called 'the Second British Empire' — the great expansion of British dominion overseas (particularly in Asia and the Middle East) during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic era that, coming between the loss of America and the subsequent partition of Africa, constitutes the central phase of British imperial history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780582494381
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/17/2004
Series:
Studies In Modern History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
490,427
Product dimensions:
5.49(w) x 8.41(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. 1. Political and Social Change in the Muslim Empires, 1600-1800. 2. Crisis and Reorganisation in Muslim Asia. 3. War, Empire and the Colonies of Settlement to 1790. 4. Britain’s New Imperial Age. 5. Imperial Britain: Personnel and Ideas. 6. The World Crisis, 1780-1820. 7. Proconsular Despotisms: the British empire, c. 1800-40. 8. Colonial Society in the Early Nineteenth Century. Conclusion. Select Bibliography. Maps. Index.

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