British Imperial Century, 1815d1914: Imperialism from the Perspective of World History

British Imperial Century d Imperialism from the Perspective of World History Although Britain s overseas empire may not have been acquired in a fit of absence of mind as one of its most prominent historians once alleged neither was it the brainchild of politicians and bureau

  • Title: British Imperial Century, 1815d1914: Imperialism from the Perspective of World History
  • Author: Timothy H. Parsons
  • ISBN: 9780847688258
  • Page: 418
  • Format: Paperback
  • Although Britain s overseas empire may not have been acquired in a fit of absence of mind, as one of its most prominent historians once alleged, neither was it the brainchild of politicians and bureaucrats in London Why, then, has so much imperial history been written from this metropolitan perspective Timothy Parsons strongly contends that the scope and duration of thAlthough Britain s overseas empire may not have been acquired in a fit of absence of mind, as one of its most prominent historians once alleged, neither was it the brainchild of politicians and bureaucrats in London Why, then, has so much imperial history been written from this metropolitan perspective Timothy Parsons strongly contends that the scope and duration of this, the largest of all modern European empires, can only be understood from a non Western perspective In an exceptionally concise and informative fashion, The British Imperial Century offers its readers a comprehensive overview of the formation and administration of the empire from its origins in the early nineteenth century, to its climax at mid century, to its denouement on the eve of the First World War This was the era in which a previously informal empire based on trade and commerce was transformed into a formal empire in which trade was often of secondary importance to strategic or political considerations Parsons devotes chapters to key colonies and regions, many of them overlooked by previous scholars, that include the Indian raj, Africa, the Middle East, and China He also considers the long term consequences of imperialism on the cultures of the colonized and the colonizers alike An ambitious and thoughtful contribution to the field of imperial history, The British Imperial Century will find a useful place in courses on world history and European history, or as a supplemental text for classes on African, Asian, British, or Middle Eastern history.

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