9780521317894

The Empire Project: The Rise and Fall of the British World-System, 1830–1970

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521317894

  • ISBN10:

    0521317894

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-08-15
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Summary

Magisterial global history of the rise and fall of the British Empire by award-winning author.

Table of Contents

List of mapsp. ix
Preface and acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction: the project of an Empirep. 1
Towards 'The Sceptre of the World: the elements of Empire in the long nineteenth century
Victorian originsp. 23
The octopus powerp. 64
The commercial republicp. 112
The Britannic experimentp. 144
'Un-British rule in 'Anglo-Indiap. 180
The weakest link: Britain in South Africap. 217
The Edwardian transitionp. 255
'The great liner is sinking: the British world-system in the age of war
The war for Empire, 1914-1919p. 305
Making imperial peace, 1919-1926p. 359
Holding the centre, 1927-1937p. 418
The strategic abyss, 1937-1942p. 476
The price of survival, 1943-1951p. 514
The third world power, 1951-1959p. 566
Reluctant retreat, 1959-1968p. 610
Conclusionp. 649
Notesp. 656
Select bibliographyp. 789
Indexp. 795
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