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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), Wm.Roger Louis (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st October 2001
ISBN: 9780199246809
Number Of Pages: 760

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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.

Industry Reviews

"Magnificent...Taken together, these books constitute an extraordinary feat of organization and scholarship, and they provide the authoritative history of the British Empire for our generation, and the essential starting point of the re-writing of that history which will take place in the next generation. Opinions differ about the British Empire; there can be no disagreement about this superb history of it."--David Cannadine in The Times Literary Supplement

"The Oxford History of the British Empire will take many years to be digested. In the meantime, its five volumes will gather little dust on library shelves. Those fortunate enough to have these books in their own library will possess a valuable publication that recommends new approaches and raises new questions about one of the greatest cultural and technological transfers that has taken place in the world during the past half millennium."--The Historian

"[S]cholars and future students of the British Empire will find this volume an indispensable guide."--CHOICE

"A project that actually deserves that overworked term `monumental'....[Features] some very good historians [who] remain committed to the traditional values of their discipline....The volumes demonstrate that a number of the old debating points about the politics and the morality of Britain's imperial adventure have now been resolved."--The New Criterion

List of Contributors
The First British Empire
The Second British Empire
British North America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
The American Revolution
The British West Indies
Canada and the Empire
Australia and the Empire
Colonization and History in New Zealand
India to 1858
India, 1858-1937
India in the 1940s
Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
Pakistan's Emergence
Science, Medicine, and the British Empire
Disease, Diet, and Gender: Late Twentieth-Century Critical Perspective on Empire
Exploration and Empire
Missions and Empire
Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Abolition
The Royal Navy and the British Empire
Imperial Defence
The Empire-Commonwealth and the Two World Wars
Imperial Flotsam? The British in the Pacific Islands
Formal and Informal Empire in East Asia
The British Empire in South-East Asia
Formal and Imformal Empire in the Middle East
Informal Empire in Latin America
Britain and the Scramble for Africa
The British Empire in Tropical Africa: A Review of the Literature to the 1960s
West Africa
East Africa: Metropolitan Action and Local Initiative
Central and Southern Africa
Decolonization and the End of Empire
The Commonwealth
Art and Empire
Architecture in the British Empire
Orients and Occidents: Colonial Discourse Theory and the Historiography of the British Empire
The Shaping of Imperial History
The Future of Imperial History
The Way Forward
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ISBN: 9780199246809
ISBN-10: 0199246807
Series: Oxford History of the British Empire : Book 5
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 760
Published: 1st October 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.52