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Eclipse of Empire - D. A. Low

Eclipse of Empire

By: D. A. Low

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Published: 1st November 1993
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The middle decades of the twentieth century witnessed the great dramas of the ending of Western imperial rule in Africa and Asia. A series of nationalist onslaughts was launched against the British Empire and these greatly reshaped the modern world. Professor Anthony Low has studied the end of the British Empire and its aftermath for many years. This volume brings together for the first time many of his major essays on the subject.

'These essays reflect the interplay of autobiography and academic scholarship. Future authors ... will have to wrestle with the definitions of causes, categories, chronologies and consequences distilled in Anthony Low's pages.' Andrew Porter, The Times Literary Supplement 'His extensive scholarly experience of East Africa ... and of India, has conferred upon Low a rich understanding of national, sub-national and local politics in these regions. To his grassroot view of events and processes he adds a commanding metropolitan perception.' Ravinder Kumar, The Book Review (India) 'He ... displays ... astute analysis and the mastery of a wide range of sources.' Ian Talbot, Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History

The contraction of England: an inaugural lecture 1984
The twentieth century revolution in Monson Asia
India and Britain: the climactic years 1917-1947
The forgotten Bania: merchant communities and the Indian National Congress
Counterpart experiences: India Indonesia 1920s-1950s
Emergencies and elections in India
East Africa: towards the new order 1945-1963 with John Lonsdale
Africa Year 1960
The end of the British Empire in Africa
History and independent Africa's political trauma
Political superstructures in post-colonial states
A register of constructs
A dislocated polity: Uganda 1960-86
Little Britain and large Commonwealth
The post-imperial Commonwealth
Commonwealth studies and Commonwealth countries
Australia in the eastern hemisphere
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ISBN: 9780521457545
ISBN-10: 0521457548
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 1st November 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.57