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Britain's Imperial Century, 1815-1914: A Study of Empire and Expansion

Britain's Imperial Century, 1815-1914: A Study of Empire and Expansion

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The undisputed best introduction to the history of the world-wide pattern of British activity in the nineteenth century, embracing its expansive spirit as well as its formal territorial empire. The dynamics of this extraordinary enterprise are considered broadly: the high-political concerns of strategy and international geopolitics are analyzed, as well as the economic dimension, missionary activity, and racial attitudes, together with a wide range of cultural aspects, including sport and the pursuit of sexual opportunity. Nor is the personal contribution of some of the leading Victorian figures neglected.

Author: R. Hyam
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Published: 09/23/2002
Pages: 377
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.09lbs
Size: 8.26h x 6.26w x 0.83d
ISBN: 9780333993118

About the Author
RONALD HYAM is a Fellow and former President of Magdalene College, and Emeritus Reader in British Imperial History at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of numerous studies on the British Empire, including Empire and Sexuality and he has edited two volumes for the British Documents on the End of Empire Project. He was awarded the LittD degree in 1993.

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