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The Resource The empire project : the rise and fall of the British world-system, 1830-1970, John Darwin, (electronic resource)

The empire project : the rise and fall of the British world-system, 1830-1970, John Darwin, (electronic resource)

Label
The empire project : the rise and fall of the British world-system, 1830-1970
Title
The empire project
Title remainder
the rise and fall of the British world-system, 1830-1970
Statement of responsibility
John Darwin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The British Empire, wrote Adam Smith, 'has hitherto been not an empire, but the project of an empire' and John Darwin offers a magisterial global history of the rise and fall of that great imperial project. The British Empire, he argues, was much more than a group of colonies ruled over by a scattering of British expatriates until eventual independence. It was, above all, a global phenomenon. Its power derived rather less from the assertion of imperial authority than from the fusing together of three different kinds of empire: the settler empire of the 'white dominions'; the commercial empire of the City of London; and 'Greater India' which contributed markets, manpower and military muscle. This unprecedented history charts how this intricate imperial web was first strengthened, then weakened and finally severed on the rollercoaster of global economic, political and geostrategic upheaval on which it rode from beginning to end.--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Darwin, John
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Imperialism
  • Decolonization
  • Great Britain
  • Commonwealth countries
  • Great Britain
Label
The empire project : the rise and fall of the British world-system, 1830-1970, John Darwin, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511635526
Instantiates
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
Introduction : the project of an empire -- Towards 'the sceptre of the world' : the elements of empire in the long nineteenth century -- Victorian origins -- The octopus power -- The commercial republic -- The Britannic experiment -- 'Un-British rule' in 'Anglo-India' -- The weakest link : Britain in South Africa -- The Edwardian transition -- 'The great liner is sinking' : the British world-system in the age of war -- The war for empire, 1914-1919 -- Making imperial peace, 1919-1926 -- Holding the centre, 1927-1937 -- The strategic abyss, 1937-1942 -- The price of survival, 1943-1951 -- The third world power, 1951-1959 -- Reluctant retreat, 1959-1968
Control code
CR9780511635526
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 800 pages)
Form of item
online
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
9780511635526
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)502012512
Label
The empire project : the rise and fall of the British world-system, 1830-1970, John Darwin, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511635526
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
Introduction : the project of an empire -- Towards 'the sceptre of the world' : the elements of empire in the long nineteenth century -- Victorian origins -- The octopus power -- The commercial republic -- The Britannic experiment -- 'Un-British rule' in 'Anglo-India' -- The weakest link : Britain in South Africa -- The Edwardian transition -- 'The great liner is sinking' : the British world-system in the age of war -- The war for empire, 1914-1919 -- Making imperial peace, 1919-1926 -- Holding the centre, 1927-1937 -- The strategic abyss, 1937-1942 -- The price of survival, 1943-1951 -- The third world power, 1951-1959 -- Reluctant retreat, 1959-1968
Control code
CR9780511635526
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 800 pages)
Form of item
online
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
9780511635526
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)502012512

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