The Cambridge Illustrated History of the British Empire

Author: P. J. Marshall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521002547

Category: History

Page: 400

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Up to World War II and beyond, the British ruled over a vast empire. Modern western attitudes towards the imperial past tend either towards nostalgia for British power or revulsion at what seem to be the abuses of that power. The Cambridge Illustrated History of the British Empire adopts neither of these approaches. It aims to create historical understanding about the British empire on the assumption that such understanding is important for any informed appreciation of the modern world. Through striking illustration and a text written by leading experts, this book examines the experience of colonialism in North America, India, Africa, Australia, and the Caribbean, as well as the impact of the empire on Britain itself. Emphasis is placed on social and cultural history, including slavery, trade, religion, art, and the movement of ideas. How did the British rule their empire? Who benefited economically from the empire? And who lost?
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The Cambridge Illustrated History of Medicine

Author: Roy Porter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521002523

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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An authoritative and accessible illustrated introduction to medical history.
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The Cambridge Illustrated History of China

Author: Patricia Buckley Ebrey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521669917

Category: History

Page: 352

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A look at the over eight thousand year history and civilization of China.
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Das Britische Empire

Geschichte eines Weltreichs

Author: Peter Wende

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406624582

Category: Great Britain

Page: 366

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The Penguin Illustrated History of Britain & Ireland

Author: Barry W. Cunliffe

Publisher: Penguin Global


Category: History

Page: 320

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A comprehensive introduction to the history of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Topics covered include the spread of literacy, the development of transport and the evolution of country houses. Illustrated throughout, this volume includes a range of colour maps. Previous ed.: published as The Penguin atlas of British & Irish history. 2001.
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Understanding the British Empire

Author: Ronald Hyam

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521115221

Category: History

Page: 552

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Study of key themes in the history of the British Empire by one of the senior figures in the field.
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The British Empire: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Ashley Jackson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191654108

Category: History

Page: 160

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From the eighteenth century until the 1950s the British Empire was the biggest political entity in the world. The territories forming this empire ranged from tiny islands to vast segments of the world's major continental land masses. The British Empire left its mark on the world in a multitude of ways, many of them permanent. In this Very Short Introduction, Ashley Jackson introduces and defines the British Empire, reviewing its historiography by answering a series of key questions: What was the British Empire, and what were its main constituent parts? What were the phases of imperial expansion and contraction and the general causes of expansion and contraction? How was the Empire ruled? What were its economic effects? What were the cultural implications of empire, in Britain and its colonies? What was life like for people living under imperial rule? What are the legacies of the British Empire and how should we view its place in world history? ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Gods and Arms

On Religion and Armed Conflict

Author: Kjell-Ake Nordquist

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1620321904

Category: Religion

Page: 174

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This book brings together a variety of perspectives on how religion can be related to violence and war--both in a destructive and constructive way. Religion can justify and mobilize violence--even terrorism or guerilla wars--just like political ideology. But how is such a link between religion and violent behavior established in the first place? How can we go further in understanding this possible connection between religion and war? Is religious peace work just the flip side of religious support of war? Or can peace work be informed by knowing about how religion promotes violence and war? In the search for answers to the puzzle of religion and war, it is easy to focus on conflict and war situations, but maybe there is as much to learn from peace work as from war studies? Therefore, this book also analyses religious peace work from different contexts. The multifaceted presence of religion in conflict situations--whether justifying violence or promoting peace--is illustrated in this book using a variety of situations, in an enlightening panorama of one of today's must puzzling social connections: religion and armed conflict. Contributors include: R. Scott Appleby, Goran Gunner, Mariyahl Hoole, Mark Juergensmeyer, Anne Kubai, Kjell-Ake Nordquist, Jehan Perera, Jennifer Schirmer, Nari Senanayake, and Maria Smaberg.
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Indian Society and the Making of the British Empire

Author: Christopher Alan Bayly,C. A. Bayly

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521386500

Category: History

Page: 246

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This volume provides a synthesis of some of the most important themes to emerge from the recent proliferation of specialized scholarship on the period of India's transition to colonialism and seeks to reassess the role of Indians in the politics and economics of early colonialism. It discusses new views of the "decline of the Mughals" and the role of the Indian capitalists in the expansion of the English East India Company's trade and urban settlements. It considers the reasons for the inability of indigenous states to withstand the British, but also highlights the relative failure of the Company to transform India into a quiescent and profitable colony. Finally it deals with changes in India's ecology, social organization, and ideologies in the early nineteenth century, and the nature of Indian resistance to colonialism, including the Rebellion of 1857.
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The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain

Author: Kenneth O. Morgan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192893260

Category: History

Page: 646

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Examines political, economic, social, and culture changes in Great Britain from Roman times to the present.
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The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World

Author: Francis Robinson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521669931

Category: Religion

Page: 328

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Written by a team of leading specialists on Islamic history, this book discusses, with sumptuous illustrations, many aspects of Muslim culture. Includes studies on religion, politics, commerce, education, art and the interaction between Islam and the West, as well as the development of the Islamic world from the seventh century to the present day. Clear, informative, with commentaries and a glossary.
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Gentlemanly Capitalism and British Imperialism

The New Debate on Empire

Author: Raymond E. Dumett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317881486

Category: History

Page: 248

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The publication by Longman of P J Cain and A.G. Hopkins two-volume study of "British Imperialism" (1688-1914; 1914-1994) caused a sensation amongst historians of European imperialism and economic international history. The theory of `gentlemanly capitalism' - the complex of economic, social and political power centring on the City of London - which they developed to explain Britain's imperial expansion has since been expanded , both in its original theory and its implications. Here now is a purpose-built volume prepared in collaboration with the original authors which reviews the latest state of scholarship in the field and develops it further.
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A History of Roman Britain

Author: Peter Salway

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192801388

Category: History

Page: 594

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'There will be new discoveries; but this is a book that will surely stand the test of time.' -TLS
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Eclipse of Empire

Author: D. A. Low

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521457545

Category: History

Page: 375

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Eclipse of Empire brings together the work of one of the foremost historians of the recent colonial experience to provide comprehensive outline accounts of the end of the British Empire in India and in Africa, and to assess the many sociopolitical ramifications of this process. No other study has approached the whole twentieth century decolonization process so comprehensively.
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The Lion's Share

A History of British Imperialism 1850-2011

Author: Bernard Porter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131786039X

Category: History

Page: 424

View: 892

As well as presenting a lively narrative of events, Bernard Porter explores a number of broad analytical themes, challenging more conventional and popular interpretations. He sees imperialism as a symptom not of Britain's strength in the world, but of her decline; and he argues that the empire itself both aggravated and obscured deep-seated malaise in the British economy.
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Forbidden Temple: Stories from the Past

Author: T V Padma

Publisher: Tulika Books

ISBN: 9788188733323


Page: 96

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Ten fictional stories about children in various points of history, based on facts with extensive research bibliography. Snippets alongside add information without intruding into the enjoyment of the story. The book ends with a visual activity section.
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The British End of the British Empire

Author: Sarah Stockwell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107070317

Category: History

Page: 350

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The end of empire in Britain itself is illuminated through explorations of its impact on key domestic institutions.
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Union and Empire

The Making of the United Kingdom in 1707

Author: Allan I. Macinnes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521850797

Category: History

Page: 382

View: 5041

A major interpretation of the 1707 Act of Union and the making of the United Kingdom.
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