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The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V : Historiography - Robin Winks

The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V


By: Robin Winks (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st September 1999
ISBN: 9780198205661
Number Of Pages: 756

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Where should we situate the British Empire in the larger picture of world history? This fifth and final volume of The Oxford History of the British Empire shows how opinions have changed dramatically from one generation to the next on the nature and role of imperialism generally, and the British Empire more specifically.
In these pages, a distinguished team of scholarly contributors discuss the many and diverse elements that have influenced writings on the Empire. Topics in this vein include the pressure of current events, access to primary sources, the creation of relevant university chairs, the rise of nationalism in former colonies, decolonization, and the Cold War. The chapters aim to demonstrate how the study of empire has evolved from a narrow focus on constitutional issues to a wide-ranging, multi-faceted analysis of international relations, the uses of power, and the influences and counter-influences between settler groups and indigenous peoples. The result is a thought-provoking cultural and intellectual inquiry into our understanding of the past.
About the Series:
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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`a valuable reference source' Historical Records of Australian Science, Vol.13, No.3 `stylistic coherence and a late-twentieth-century unity of vision enhance this volume' Historical Records of Australian Science, Vol.13, No.3 `concludes with two useful essays by A.G. Hopkins and Robin Winks, which masterfully survey the state of recent historical writing on the Empire ... scholars and future students of the British Empire will find this volume an indispensable guide.' R. Fritze, Choice, June 00.

List of Contributors 1: Introduction 2: The First British Empire 3: The Second British Empire 4: British North America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries 5: The American Revolution 6: Ireland 7: The British West Indies 8: Canada and the Empire 9: Australia and the Empire 10: Colonization and History in New Zealand 11: India to 1858 12: India, 1858-1937 13: India in the 1940s 14: Ceylon (Sri Lanka) 15: Pakistan's Emergence 16: Science, Medicine, and the British Empire 17: Disease, Diet, and Gender: Late Twentieth-Century Critical Perspective on Empire 18: Exploration and Empire 19: Missions and Empire 20: Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Abolition 21: The Royal Navy and the British Empire 22: Imperial Defence 23: The Empire-Commonwealth and the Two World Wars 24: Imperial Flotsam? The British in the Pacific Islands 25: Formal and Informal Empire in East Asia 26: The British Empire in South-East Asia 27: Formal and Imformal Empire in the Middle East 28: Informal Empire in Latin America 29: Britain and the Scramble for Africa 30: The British Empire in Tropical Africa: A Review of the Literature to the 1960s 31: West Africa 32: East Africa: Metropolitan Action and Local Initiative 33: Central and Southern Africa 34: Decolonization and the End of Empire 35: The Commonwealth 36: Art and Empire 37: Architecture in the British Empire 38: Orients and Occidents: Colonial Discourse Theory and the Historiography of the British Empire 39: The Shaping of Imperial History 40: The Future of Imperial History 41: The Way Forward Chronology, Index

ISBN: 9780198205661
ISBN-10: 019820566X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 756
Published: 1st September 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 17.15  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 1.24