The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume II: The Eighteenth Century

The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume II: The Eighteenth Century

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Volume II of The Oxford History of the British Empire examines the history of British worldwide expansion from the Glorious Revolution of 1689 to the end of the Napoleonic Wars, a crucial phase in the creation of the modern British Empire. This is the age of General Wolfe, Clive of India, and Captain Cook. An international team of experts deploy the latest scholarly research to trace and analyze development and expansion over more than a century. They show how trade, warfare, and migration created an Empire, at first overwhelmingly in the Americas but later increasingly in Asia. Although the Empire was ruptured by the American Revolution, it survived and grew into the British Empire that was to dominate the world during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Series Blurb The Oxford History of the British Empire is a major new assessment of the Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. From the founding of colonies in North America and the West Indies in the seventeenth century to the reversion of Hong Kong to China at the end of the twentieth, British imperialism was a catalyst for far-reaching change. The Oxford History of the British Empire as a comprehensive study allows us to understand the end of Empire in relation to its beginnings, the meaning of British imperialism for the ruled as well as the rulers, and the significance of the British Empire as a theme in world history.

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Details

Author(s)
Wm Roger Louis, Prof. P. J. Marshall
Format
Paperback | 664 pages
Dimensions
156 x 234 x 34mm | 957g
Publication date
20 Sep 2001
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication City/Country
Oxford, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
12 Maps, numerous tables
ISBN10
0199246777
ISBN13
9780199246779
Bestsellers rank
625,479