The Oxford History of the British EmpireI
The Eighteenth Century Volume 2
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Oxford History of the British EmpireI by Prof. P. J. Marshall
Book DescriptionVolume II of The Oxford History of the British Empire examines the history of British worldwide expansion from the Glorious Revolution of 1689 to the end of the Napoleonic Wars, a crucial phase in the creation of the modern British Empire. This is the age of General Wolfe, Clive of India, and Captain Cook. An international team of experts deploy the latest scholarly research to trace and analyze development and expansion over more than a century. They show how trade, warfare, and migration created an Empire, at first overwhelmingly in the Americas but later increasingly in Asia. Although the Empire was ruptured by the American Revolution, it survived and grew into the British Empire that was to dominate the world during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Series Blurb The 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 allows us to understand the end of Empire in relation to its beginnings, the meaning of British imperialism for the ruled as well as the rulers, and the significance of the British Empire as a theme in world history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199246779
(234mm x 156mm x 34mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 26-Jul-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This volume is the last of three Party and Parliament volumes of the Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke, which ranges in subject matter from following Burke through from the last phases of the American War to the controversies over the French Revolution, which drove a rift between Burke and Charles Fox, the leader of his party.
Remaking the British Atlantic, Paperback (February 2015)
P. J. Marshall focuses on a crucial phase in the history of British-American relations: the first ten years of American Independence. Neither the trauma of war nor the failure to create harmonious political relations prevented the re-establishment of the very close links that had spanned the pre-war Atlantic.
British Discovery of Hinduism in the Eighteenth Century, Paperback (January 2009)
This book reprints some of the most significant English contributions to the early European understanding of Hinduism.
Proceedings of the British Academy, Hardback (March 2008)» View all books by Prof. P. J. Marshall
Sixteen obituaries of recently deceased Fellows of the British Academy: Peter Birks; Lord Dacre of Glanton; William Frend; John Gallagher; Philip Grierson; Stuart Hampsire; William McKane; Sir Malcolm Pasley; Ben Pimlott; Robert Pring-Mill; John Stevens, Peter Strawson; Sir William Wade; Alan Williams; Sir Bernard Williams and John Wymer.
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Author Biography - Prof. P. J. Marshall
P. J. Marshall is Emeritus Professor of Imperial History at the University of London.
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