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The Cambridge Illustrated History of the British Empire

The Cambridge Illustrated History of the British Empire

by P. J. Marshall
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ISBN-13: 9780521002547
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/28/2001
Series: Cambridge Illustrated Histories Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 7.99(w) x 9.96(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

P. J. Marshall is Emeritus Professor of History at King's College, London, where he taught the history of empire from 1959–93. He was born in Calcutta, educated at Oxford, and is a Fellow of the British Academy. His numerous publications include The Impeachment of Warren Hastings; The British Discovery of Hinduism; East Indian Fortunes; and Bengal, the British Bridgehead. Professor Marshall is an associate editor of The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke.

Table of Contents

Introduction: the world shaped by empire P. J. Marshall; Part I. The History of Empire: 1. The British empire at the end of the eighteenth century P. J. Marshall; 2. 1783–1870: an expanding empire P. J. Marshall; 3. 1870–1918: the empire under threat P. J. Marshall; 4. 1918 to the 1960s: keeping afloat P. J. Marshall; Part II. The Life of the Empire: 5. For richer, for poorer? David Fieldhouse; 6. Power, authority, and freedom A. J. Stockwell; 7. Empires in the mind Andrew Porter; 8. Imperial towns and cities Thomas R. Metcalf; 9. British emigration and new identities Ged Martin and Benjamin E. Kline; 10. The diaspora of the Africans and the Asians P. J. Marshall; 11. Art and the empire John M. Mackenzie; Part III. The Imperial Experience: 12. Imperial Britain P. J. Marshall; 13. Australia K. S. Inglis; 14. Africa Toyin Falola; 15. British rule in India: an assessment Tapan Raychaudhuri; Conclusion: Empire in retrospect P. J. Marshall; Reference Guide: British imperial territories from 1783; Further reading; Contributors; Acknowledgements; Index.

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