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The British Empire, 1558-1995 / Edition 2

The British Empire, 1558-1995 / Edition 2

by T. O. Owen Lloyd, T.O. Lloyd
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This is a comprehensive survey of the entire history of the British empire. Lloyd describes the full sweep of expansion and decolonization from the voyages of discovery in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I to the achievement of independence in the second half of the twentieth century. Drawing out both parallels and differences between paths of development throughout the empire, Lloyd provides a unified and coherent account of a vital period in the history of all the countries that make up the modern Commonwealth. For the second edition, he has revised the text, updated the bibliography and tables, and added a final chapter on "The World after the Empire", which examines the important contemporary events countries of the former empire, such as South Africa, Canada, Hong Kong, and Australia.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198731337
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 11/21/1996
Series: Short Oxford History of the Modern World Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 470
Sales rank: 1,157,319
Product dimensions: 9.19(w) x 6.06(h) x 0.99(d)

Table of Contents

1. Colonies and Distant Monarchs 1558-1649
2. Monarchs and their colonies 1649-1714
3. Peace and War 1713-1763
4. War and Survival 1763-1791
5. The Stress of Revolution 1788-1826
6. Expansion without Effort 1815-1854
7. Victorian Stability 1848-1871
8. Victorian Activity 1869-1890
9. Victorian Imperial Enthusiasm 1883-1899
10. Fighting and Reorganizing 1899-1922
11. The Defeat of the Imperial Idea 1922-1945
12. Independence by Degrees 1945-1960
13. Independence at Once 1960-1983
14. The World after the Empire

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