The Oxford History of the British Empire
Historiography Volume 5
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Oxford History of the British Empire by Robin W. Winks
Book DescriptionThe Oxford History of the British Empire is a major new assessment of the Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. From the founding of colonies in North America and the West Indies in the seventeenth century to the reversion of Hong Kong to China at the end of the twentieth, British imperialism was a catalyst for far-reaching change. The Oxford History of the British Empire as a comprehensive study helps us to understand the end of Empire in relation to its beginning, the meaning of British imperialism for the ruled as well as for the rulers, and the significance of the British Empire as a theme in world history. This fifth and final volume shows how opinions have changed dramatically over the generations about the nature, role, and value of imperialism generally, and the British Empire more specifically. The distinguished team of contributors discuss the many and diverse elements which have influenced writings on the Empire: the pressure of current events, access to primary sources, the creation of relevant university chairs, the rise of nationalism in former colonies, decolonization, and the Cold War. They demonstrate how the study of empire has evolved from a narrow focus on constitutional issues to a wide-ranging enquiry about international relations, the uses of power, and impacts and counterimpacts between settler groups and native peoples. The result is a thought-provoking cultural and intellectual inquiry into how we understand the past, and whether this understanding might affect the way we behave in the future.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198205661
(242mm x 161mm x 44mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 21-Oct-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Medieval Europe and the World, Paperback (February 2005)
This brief but comprehensive illustrated text covers the history of the time period known as the Middle Ages. The narrative discusses events in Europe alongside the spread of Islam and the rise and fall of the Byzantium Empire. While the text gives ample coverage to political events, an equal emphasis is placed on social and cultural developments.
Ancient Mediterranean World, Hardback (February 2004)» View all books by Robin W. Winks
A concise overview of the growth of Mediterranean civilizations from Paleolithic times through the rise of Muhammad in the 7th century. The book surveys ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and Rome, and examines life in various Roman provinces. It ends with a discussion of the rise of Christianity.
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