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The Resource The British Empire and Commonwealth : A Short History, by Martin Kitchen, (electronic resource)

The British Empire and Commonwealth : A Short History, by Martin Kitchen, (electronic resource)

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The British Empire and Commonwealth : A Short History
Title
The British Empire and Commonwealth
Title remainder
A Short History
Statement of responsibility
by Martin Kitchen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From its modest to its recent disappearance, the British Empire was an extraordinary and paradoxical entity. North America, Africa, South and Southeast Asia and Australasia and innumerable small islands and territories have been fundamentally shaped - economically, socially and politically - by a nation whose imperial drive came from a bewildering mixture of rapacity and moral zeal, of high-mindedness and viciousness, of strategic cunning and feckless neglect. Martin Kitchen has written a fascinating, crisp, informative account of the rise and fall of the British Empire, concentrating on the 19th and 20th centuries but giving the background of the 'First British Empire', which was lost with the creating of the United States of America. His book is of particular value in relating the importance of the Empire to Britain's success as the only genuinely world power in the Victorian era and to Britain's ability to win the two great wars of the 20th century.--
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Kitchen, Martin
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Springer
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Imperialism
Label
The British Empire and Commonwealth : A Short History, by Martin Kitchen, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-24830-8
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Maps From the First to the Second Empire: 1400s to 1830s -- The British Empire in the Nineteenth Century -- The Heyday of Empire, 1876-1914 -- The Empire in War and Peace, 1914-1939 -- The Empire and Commonwealth at War, 1939-1945 -- Labour and the Empire, 1945-1951 -- The End of the Empire -- The Commonwealth Today -- The Commonwealth: Problems and Perspectives -- Selected Bibliography -- Index
Control code
978-1-349-24830-8
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (VIII, 208 pages)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781349248308
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1083463218
Label
The British Empire and Commonwealth : A Short History, by Martin Kitchen, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-24830-8
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Maps From the First to the Second Empire: 1400s to 1830s -- The British Empire in the Nineteenth Century -- The Heyday of Empire, 1876-1914 -- The Empire in War and Peace, 1914-1939 -- The Empire and Commonwealth at War, 1939-1945 -- Labour and the Empire, 1945-1951 -- The End of the Empire -- The Commonwealth Today -- The Commonwealth: Problems and Perspectives -- Selected Bibliography -- Index
Control code
978-1-349-24830-8
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (VIII, 208 pages)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781349248308
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1083463218

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