The British Empire: Sunrise to Sunset

The British Empire: Sunrise to Sunset

by Philippa Levine
     
 

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This is a broad survey of the history of the British Empire from its beginnings to its demise.  It offers a comprehensive analysis not just of political events and territorial conquests but paints a picture of what life was like under colonial rule, both for those who ruled and for those whose countries came under British authority.


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This is a broad survey of the history of the British Empire from its beginnings to its demise.  It offers a comprehensive analysis not just of political events and territorial conquests but paints a picture of what life was like under colonial rule, both for those who ruled and for those whose countries came under British authority.


There has been a lively debate in recent years about whether empires generally are good or bad things, and the British Empire has been very much at the centre of that debate, with a number of voices  arguing that it was a kinder, gentler Empire than its rivals. This book speaks specifically to that debate, and also to a second and equally vigorous debate about whether anyone in Britain actually cared about the possession of an Empire.

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ISBN-13:
9781317860860
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/04/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
312
File size:
5 MB

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