Empire Project The Rise and Fall of the British World-System, 1830-1970

ISBN-10: 0521317894

ISBN-13: 9780521317894

Edition: 2011

Authors: John Darwin

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List price: $20.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/7/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 811
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.772
Language: English

List of maps
Preface and acknowledgments
Introduction: the project of an Empire
Towards 'The Sceptre of the World': the elements of Empire in the long nineteenth century
Victorian origins
The octopus power
The commercial republic
The Britannic experiment
'Un-British rule' in 'Anglo-India'
The weakest link: Britain in South Africa
The Edwardian transition
'The great liner is sinking': the British world-system in the age of war
The war for Empire, 1914-1919
Making imperial peace, 1919-1926
Holding the centre, 1927-1937
The strategic abyss, 1937-1942
The price of survival, 1943-1951
The third world power, 1951-1959
Reluctant retreat, 1959-1968
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