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The Rise and Fall of the British Empire
Language: en
Pages: 704
Authors: Lawrence James
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997-09-15 - Publisher: Macmillan

Covers the history of the British Empire from 1600 to the present day, and its transition from ruler of half the world to its current status of isolated, economically fragile island.
The Cambridge Illustrated History of the British Empire
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: P. J. Marshall
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-08-02 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Up to World War II and beyond, the British ruled over a vast empire. Modern western attitudes towards the imperial past tend either towards nostalgia for British power or revulsion at what seem to be the abuses of that power. The Cambridge Illustrated History of the British Empire adopts neither
Ireland and the British Empire
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: Kevin Kenny
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-05-27 - Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

Modern Irish history was determined by the rise, expansion, and decline of the British Empire. And British imperial history, from the age of Atlantic expansion to the age of decolonization, was moulded in part by Irish experience. But the nature of Ireland's position in the Empire has always been a
The Ideological Origins of the British Empire
Language: en
Pages: 239
Authors: David Armitage, Armitage David
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-09-04 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Comprehensive history of British conceptions of empire from the 1540s to the 1740s.
The British Empire as a World Power
Language: en
Pages: 282
Authors: Edward Ingram
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Psychology Press

These ten studies of decisions and decision-makers analyze the steps of the formation dance the British danced in the Middle Eastern international system from the late 18th century to the outbreak of the Cold War. Everything they did, they had done before; all the decisions they took, they had already