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Understanding the British Empire

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ISBN-10: 0521132908

ISBN-13: 9780521132909

Edition: 2010

Authors: Ronald Hyam

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List price: $64.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/20/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 1.18" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

Ronald Hyam is Emeritus Reader in British Imperial History at the University of Cambridge, and Fellow and former President of Magdalene College. He is the author of several books on the British Empire, including most recently Britain's Declining Empire: The Road to Decolonisation 1918 1968 and, with Peter Henshaw, The Lion and the Springbok: Britain and South Africa since the Boer War (2003).

List of plates
List of figures
List of maps
List of tables
List of abbreviations
Introduction: perspectives, policies, and people
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
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
Published writings of RH on imperial history