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The Resource Understanding the British Empire, Ronald Hyam, (electronic resource)

Understanding the British Empire, Ronald Hyam, (electronic resource)

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Understanding the British Empire
Title
Understanding the British Empire
Statement of responsibility
Ronald Hyam
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Understanding the British Empire draws on a lifetime's research and reflection on the history of the British Empire by one of the senior figures in the field. Essays cover six key themes: the geopolitical and economic dynamics of empire, religion and ethics, imperial bureaucracy, the contribution of political leaders, the significance of sexuality, and the shaping of imperial historiography. A major new introductory chapter draws together the wider framework of Dr Hyam's studies and several new chapters focus on lesser known figures. Other chapters are revised versions of earlier papers, reflecting some of the debates and controversies raised by the author's work, including the issue of sexual exploitation, the European intrusion into Africa, including the African response to missionaries, trusteeship, and Winston Churchill's imperial attitudes. Combining traditional archival research with newer forms of cultural exploration, this is an unusually wide-ranging approach to key aspects of empire.--
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Hyam, Ronald
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Imperialism
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Understanding the British Empire, Ronald Hyam, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511760495
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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
Dynamics : geopolitics and economics. The primacy of geopolitics : the dynamics of British imperial policy, 1763-1963 ; The partition of Africa : geopolitical and internal perspectives ; The empire in a comparative global context, 1815-1914 ; The myth of "gentlemanly capitalism" -- Ethics and religion. Peter Peckard, "universal benevolence", and the abolition of the slave trade ; The view from below : the African response to missionaries -- Bureaucracy and policy-making. Bureaucracy and trusteeship in the colonial empire ; Africa and the Labour government, 1945-1951 ; John Bennett and the end of empire -- Great men. Winston Churchill's first years in ministerial office, 1905-1911 ; Churchill and the colonial empire ; Smuts in context : Britain and South Africa -- Sexuality. Empire and sexual opportunity ; Penis envy and "penile othering" in the colonies and America ; Concubinage and the Colonial Service : Silberrad and the Crewe Circular, 1909 ; Greek love in British India : Captain Searight's manuscript -- Imperial historians. Imperial and Commonwealth history at Cambridge, 1881-1981 : founding fathers and pioneer research students ; The Oxford and Cambridge imperial history professoriate, 1919-1981 : Robinson and Gallagher and their predecessors
Control code
CR9780511760495
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 552 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
9780511760495
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)818659183
Label
Understanding the British Empire, Ronald Hyam, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511760495
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
Dynamics : geopolitics and economics. The primacy of geopolitics : the dynamics of British imperial policy, 1763-1963 ; The partition of Africa : geopolitical and internal perspectives ; The empire in a comparative global context, 1815-1914 ; The myth of "gentlemanly capitalism" -- Ethics and religion. Peter Peckard, "universal benevolence", and the abolition of the slave trade ; The view from below : the African response to missionaries -- Bureaucracy and policy-making. Bureaucracy and trusteeship in the colonial empire ; Africa and the Labour government, 1945-1951 ; John Bennett and the end of empire -- Great men. Winston Churchill's first years in ministerial office, 1905-1911 ; Churchill and the colonial empire ; Smuts in context : Britain and South Africa -- Sexuality. Empire and sexual opportunity ; Penis envy and "penile othering" in the colonies and America ; Concubinage and the Colonial Service : Silberrad and the Crewe Circular, 1909 ; Greek love in British India : Captain Searight's manuscript -- Imperial historians. Imperial and Commonwealth history at Cambridge, 1881-1981 : founding fathers and pioneer research students ; The Oxford and Cambridge imperial history professoriate, 1919-1981 : Robinson and Gallagher and their predecessors
Control code
CR9780511760495
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 552 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
9780511760495
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)818659183

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