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The British imperial century, 1815-1914 : a world history perspective, Timothy H. Parsons

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The British imperial century, 1815-1914 : a world history perspective
Title
The British imperial century, 1815-1914
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a world history perspective
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Timothy H. Parsons
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eng
Summary
The British Imperial Century provides a concise but comprehensive overview of the formation and administration of the empire from its origins in the early nineteenth century, to its climax at mid-century, to its denouement on the eve of the First World War. Considering the impact of British imperial rule and influence on subject peoples, Timothy H. Parsons explores the themes of cross-cultural social and environmental interaction from a world history perspective. He traces the transition from informal to formal empire, which broadened and intensified Britain's relations with Asia, Africa, and the western hemisphere. The establishment of extensive colonies and protectorates in Africa, the occupation of Egypt, the declaration of the Raj in India, and increased economic and political intervention in Latin America and in the Chinese and Ottoman empires brought ever-larger numbers of non-European peoples and cultures under either the influence or direct authority of the British Crown. This new "second" British Empire was also extremely fragile. Lacking the ability hold these possessions by force alone, empire builders needed to win the cooperation of at least a segment of the subject population. By co-opting and adapting the values and customs of their subjects imperial rulers strengthened their authority and legitimacy, but in doing so produced a hybrid culture that was largely British in style but not entirely British in substance.--
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1962-
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Parsons, Timothy
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical issues in world and international history
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  • Imperialism
  • Imperialism
  • World politics
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
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The British imperial century, 1815-1914 : a world history perspective, Timothy H. Parsons
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The imperial century -- India -- Africa -- Imperial influence -- Empire and globalization -- Historiography
Control code
on1057733448
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
ix, 185 pages
Isbn
9781442250925
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1057733448
Label
The British imperial century, 1815-1914 : a world history perspective, Timothy H. Parsons
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The imperial century -- India -- Africa -- Imperial influence -- Empire and globalization -- Historiography
Control code
on1057733448
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
ix, 185 pages
Isbn
9781442250925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1057733448

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