|Statement||by D.C. Somervell.|
|LC Classifications||DA16 .S6|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||345|
|LC Control Number||31013809|
Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power [Ferguson, Niall] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global PowerCited by: A book entitled Ireland and the British Empire might well have been pub-lished any time between and Then the character of its author and the nature of its contents would have been entirely predictable. Our likely author would have been a public man-of-letters of Protestant back-. British Empire, a worldwide system of dependencies—colonies, protectorates, and other territories—that over a span of some three centuries was brought under the sovereignty of the crown of Great Britain and the administration of the British government. Learn more about the British Empire in this article. The phenomenon of imperialism has never been under such intense scrutiny, by such a wide range of academic disciplines, as it is today. From cultural studies to the history of science, academics are engaged in a series of debates about empire which move far beyond traditional preoccupations with metropolitan strategy, economics, and rivalry.
Niall Ferguson is a béte noire of liberals, having garnered a reputation for conservative, right-wing, even odious views. And so, although his treatment of the British Empire in this book was recommended to me by someone whose opinion I would trust, I approached it with some caution/5. A good educational course on the British Empire What made the experience of listening to The Rise and Fall of the British Empire the most enjoyable? Professor Patrick N. Allitt's clear and easy-to-understand presentation on the history of the British Empire. Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry? British Empire. 1, likes 7 talking about this. A page dedicated to discussing all issues connected with the British Empire. It is designed to Followers: K. The Great British Empire Debate. Kenan Malik. “It is important to remember,” the historian David Olusoga observes in his recent book Black and British: A Forgotten History, “how few voices were raised against slavery in Britain until the last quarter of the eighteenth century. The Church of England was largely silent on the issue, as.
Top 10 books about the British in India The books I have chosen illustrate these melancholy paradoxes of empire. 1. If you ask any Indian writer . And now we have Niall Ferguson's new television series, of which this is the book, arguing in and All That fashion that Britain's version of empire was more a . For most of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the British ruled over a colossal empire that stretched from one end of the map to the other. One cannot contemplate modern history without considering the role of the British Empire. The Cambridge Illustrated History of the British Empire is an illuminating survey of the development and impact of the 5/5(2). The vastness of Britain’s nineteenth-century empire and the gap between imperial policy and colonial practice demanded an institutional culture that encouraged British administrators to identify the interests of imperial service as their own. In .