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Waves across the south : a new history of revolution and empire, Sujit Sivasundaram

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Waves across the south : a new history of revolution and empire
Title
Waves across the south
Title remainder
a new history of revolution and empire
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Sujit Sivasundaram
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Language
eng
Summary
A sweeping history and major reassessment of how Britain came to rule the waves - told from the forgotten quarter of the world. It is difficult now to imagine a time when Britain stood as the world's supreme power, much less to imagine how that came to be. It was certainly not the product of calculated planning or superlative naval power, as often as that story is told. Turning this story inside out, Cambridge historian Sujit Sivasundaram places what he terms 'the forgotten quarter' - the peoples and places of the Pacific and Indian Oceans to give a bold reinterpretation of how the British Empire was formed - and how it couldn't have happened without a backdrop of global turmoil. The decades from 1780 to 1830 were tumultuous, including for the British. America had recently made its break for independence, and following the French, a wave of revolution was coursing south across the globe. In countries around the Pacific and Indian oceans, the seeds of rebellion grew fast, becoming local and then national revolution. From Oman to Tonga, Mauritius to Sri Lanka, The Forgotten Quarter gives voice to the many countries which were following and fighting over their own visions of modernity. Venerable Eurasian empires - Ottoman, Mughal and Qing - were transformed at their maritime frontiers. New political forces, including monarchies, inaugurated in the Pacific. The Forgotten Quarter gives those communities centre stage to tell the story of the British Empire from their neglected perspectives, and to show how in many places this moment of opportunity was seized to contemplate selves and futures in radically new ways. Bringing unparalleled expertise and global thinking to bear, Sujit Sivasundaram delivers a ground-breaking account of a world in flux that will transform how we think of Britain's colonial rule. Naval war, strategy and imperial trade had their parts to play, but so did hope, false promise, rebellion, and the pursuit of modernity. --
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Sivasundaram, Sujit
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
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Literary form
non fiction
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  • Ocean and civilization
  • Islands of the Pacific
  • Indian Ocean Region
  • Pacific Area
  • Indian Ocean Region
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • France
  • Netherlands
  • South Asia
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Waves across the south : a new history of revolution and empire, Sujit Sivasundaram
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-442) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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Contents
Travels in the Oceanic South -- In the South Pacific: travellers, monarchs and empires -- In the Southwest Indian Ocean: worlds of revolt and the rise of Britain -- In the Persian Gulf: tangled empires, states and mariners -- In the Tasman Sea: the intimate markers of a counter-revolution -- At India's maritime frontier: waterborne lineages of war -- In the Bay of Bengal: modelling empire, globe and self -- Across the Indian Ocean: comparative glances in the South
Control code
on1151912222
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 468 pages
Isbn
9780007575541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1151912222
Label
Waves across the south : a new history of revolution and empire, Sujit Sivasundaram
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-442) 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
Travels in the Oceanic South -- In the South Pacific: travellers, monarchs and empires -- In the Southwest Indian Ocean: worlds of revolt and the rise of Britain -- In the Persian Gulf: tangled empires, states and mariners -- In the Tasman Sea: the intimate markers of a counter-revolution -- At India's maritime frontier: waterborne lineages of war -- In the Bay of Bengal: modelling empire, globe and self -- Across the Indian Ocean: comparative glances in the South
Control code
on1151912222
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 468 pages
Isbn
9780007575541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1151912222

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