The Oxford History of the British Empire, Volume 4: The Twentieth Century

The Oxford History of the British Empire, Volume 4: The Twentieth Century


This ebook, that is quantity IV in a sequence, is an review of the British Empire within the mild of contemporary scholarship and the revolutionary beginning of old documents. This sequence is helping to appreciate the tip of Empire on the subject of its starting, the which means of British imperialism for the governed in addition to for the rulers, and the importance of the British Empire as a subject matter in international heritage. This 20th-century quantity considers many elements of the ‘imperial experience’ within the ultimate years of the British Empire, culminating within the mid-century's swift techniques of decolonization. It seeks to appreciate the lads who controlled the empire, their priorities and imaginative and prescient, and the mechanisms of keep watch over and connection that held the empire jointly. There are chapters on imperial centres, at the geographical ‘periphery’ of empire, and on all its connecting mechanisms, together with associations and the movement of individuals, cash, items, and prone. the quantity additionally explores the adventure of ‘imperial subjects’ by way of tradition, politics, and economics; an event which culminated within the development of brilliant, usually new, nationwide identities and hobbies and, finally, new geographical regions. It concludes with the techniques of decolonization, which reshaped the political map of the past due 20th-century global.

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