9780847688258

The British Imperial Century, 18151914 A World History Perspective

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  • ISBN13:

    9780847688258

  • ISBN10:

    0847688259

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-04-15
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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Summary

Ideal for adoption in introductory and upper-level classes in European and world history, this book provides a concise narrative account of the rise and fall of British imperialism. Focusing on the transition from informal to formal empire which broadened and intensified Britain's relations with Asia and Africa, Timothy Parsons describes the establishment of extensive colonies and protectorates in Egypt, India, China, and the Ottoman Empire. Parsons explores the cultural, political, economic, and social implications of British authority in these areas and he describes the various ways in which subject peoples contested and adapted to the expansion of the British Crown. This book is an excellent introduction to the subject of imperialism, and will be extremely useful for those studying this history of Britain, Africa, the Middle East, India, and the Far East.

Table of Contents

List of Maps
vii
Foreword ix
Introduction
1(8)
Imperialism and World History
2(1)
Britain's Imperial Century
3(2)
New Interpretations of Empire
5(4)
The Imperial Century
9(24)
Settlement Colonies and the Transformation of the Old Empire
10(6)
The Era of Informal Empire
16(5)
Britain and the ``New'' Imperialism
21(6)
Consolidation of Empire
27(6)
India
33(26)
The Origins of British India
34(4)
Consolidation and Expansion in the Imperial Century
38(7)
India under the British Raj
45(6)
India at the End of the Imperial Century
51(8)
Africa
59(32)
Africa before the Partition
60(9)
Britain and the Partition of Africa
69(10)
Africa under British Rule
79(8)
The Consequences of Britain's African Empire
87(4)
British Imperial Influence in China and the Ottoman Empire
91(28)
The Great Non-Western Empires
92(4)
British Imperialism in China
96(9)
British Imperialism in the Ottoman Empire
105(14)
The Consequences of Empire
119(30)
British Influences on the Empire
121(11)
Indian Influences on the Empire
132(4)
Imperial Influences on Britain
136(4)
British Imperialism and the Process of Environmental and Biological Change
140(9)
Index 149(4)
About the Author 153

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