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A milestone in the understanding of British history and imperialism, and truly global in its reach, this magisterial account received numerous accolades from reviewers in its first edition. The first to coin the phrase "gentlemanly capitalism", Cain and Hopkins make the strong and provocative argument that it is impossible to understand the nature and evolution of British imperialism without taking account of the peculiarities of her economic development. In particular, the growth of the financial sector - and above all, the City of London - played a crucial role in shaping the course of British history and Britain's relations overseas. Now with a substantive new introduction and a conclusion, the scope of the original account has been widened to include an innovative discussion of globalization.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780582472860
ISBN-10: 0582472865
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 38mm)
Pages: 768
Imprint: Longman
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - P. J. Cain

P.J. Cain is Research Professor of History, Sheffield Hallam University. A.G. Hopkins is Smuts Professor of Commonwealth History, University of Cambridge.

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