The fourth installment in this distinguished and unprecedented series brings us to the twentieth century. As with the other volumes, this book includes the work of leading scholars.
Here, readers confront the many facets of the imperial experience in the final century of the British Empire, above all the rapid processes of decolonization that began at mid-century. Volume IV attempts to understand the men who managed the empire, their priorities and visions as leaders, and the mechanisms of control which held the empire together. There are chapters on imperial centers of activity, on the geographical periphery of the empire, and on the entirety of its connecting mechanisms, including institutions and the flow of people, money, goods, and services. Contributors also explore the experiences of Britain's imperial subjects in culture, politics, and economics--those experiences which fostered the growth of vibrant, and often new, national identities and movements as well as--ultimately--new nation-states. It concludes with decolonization and the reshaping of the political map of the world.
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The Oxford History of the British Empire is a major new assessment of the Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. It deals with the interaction of British and non-western societies from the Elizabethan era to the late twentieth century, provides a balanced treatment of the ruled as well as the rulers, and takes into account the significance of the Empire for the peoples of the British Isles. All five of the volumes in this series fully explore economic and social as well as political trends.
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List of Maps, List of Figures, List of Tables, Abbreviations and Location of Manuscript Sources, List of Contributors
1: Wm. Roger Louis: Introduction
2: Ronald Hyam: The British Empire in the Edwardian Era
3: John Darwin: A Third British Empire? The Dominion Idea in Imperial Politics
4: D. K. Fieldhouse: The Metropolitan Economics of Empire
5: Robert Holland: The British Empire and the Great War, 1914-1918
6: Deirdre McMahon: Ireland and the Empire-Commonwealth, 1900-1948
7: Stephen Constantine: Migrants and Settlers
8: Nicholas Owen: Critics of Empire
9: John M. MacKenzie: The Popular Culture of Empire in Britain
10: John W. Cell: Colonial Rule
11: Ronald Hyam: Bureaucracy and `Trusteeship' in the Colonial Empire
12: Anthony Clayton: `Deceptive Might': Imperial Defence and Security, 1900-1968
13: Keith Jeffery: The Second World War
14: Wm. Roger Louis: The Dissolution of the British Empire
15: B. R. Tomlinson: Imperialism and After: The Economy of the Empire on the Periphery
16: Rosalind O' Hanlon: Gender in the British Empire
17: Francis Robinson: The British Empire and the Muslim Worlds
18: Judith M. Brown: India
19: Stephen Ashton: Ceylon
20: A. J. Stockwell: Imperialism and Nationalism in South-East Asia
21: Glen Balfour-Paul: Britain's Informal Empire in the Middle East
22: Toyin Falola and A. D. Roberts: West Africa
23: John Lonsdale: East Africa
24: Shula Marks: Southern Africa
25: David MacKenzie: Canada, the North Atlantic Triangle, and the Empire
26: Howard Johnson: The British Caribbean from Demobilization to Constitutional Decolonization
27: Alan Knight: Latin America
28: Jürgen Osterhammel: China
29: W. David McIntyre: Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands
30: W. David McIntyre: Commonwealth Legacy
31: Judith M. Brown: Epilogue
Series: The Oxford History of the British Empire : Book 4
Number Of Pages: 800
Published: 1st January 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.26 x 16.31
Weight (kg): 1.32