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The decline and fall of the British Empire, 1781-1997, Piers Brendon

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The decline and fall of the British Empire, 1781-1997
Title
The decline and fall of the British Empire, 1781-1997
Statement of responsibility
Piers Brendon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"After the loss of the American colonies the British Empire appeared to be doomed. Yet over the next 150 years it grew to become the greatest and most diverse empire the world has ever seen, seven times greater than the Roman Empire at its apogee. Britannia ruled the waves and a quarter of the earth was painted red on the map." "Still, as Piers Brendon shows in this luminously original book, the British created a weak empire. From a tiny island base, it was run on a shoestring with the help of local elites. Its industrial and technological advantages soon eroded. Among those who fought it were Afghans, Zulus, Chinese, Boers, Irish, Turks, Germans and Japanese. Furthermore, the British Empire enshrined a belief in freedom that fatally undermined it."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
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Brendon, Piers
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Imperialism
  • Imperialism
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
The decline and fall of the British Empire, 1781-1997, Piers Brendon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [755]-764) and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • 'The World Turned Upside Down': The American Revolution and the Slave Trade.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • 'An English Barrack in the Oriental Seas': Britannia's Indian Empire.
  • p. 30
  • 3.
  • 'Exempt from the Disaster of Caste': Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
  • p. 61
  • 4.
  • 'To Stop is Dangerous, to Recede, Ruin': The Far East and Afghanistan.
  • p. 95
  • 5.
  • 'Sacred Wrath': Irish Famine and Indian Mutiny.
  • p. 116
  • 6.
  • 'Spread the Peaceful Gospel - with the Maxim Gun': Towards Conquest in Africa.
  • p. 137
  • 7.
  • 'A Magnificent Empire under the British Flag': Cape to Cairo.
  • p. 179
  • 8.
  • 'Barbarians Thundering at the Frontiers': The Boer War and the Indian Raj.
  • p. 214
  • 9.
  • 'The Empire, Right or Wrong': Flanders, Iraq, Gallipoli and Vimy Ridge.
  • p. 249
  • 10.
  • 'Aflame with the Hope of Liberation': Ireland and the Middle East.
  • p. 289
  • 11.
  • 'Englishmen Like Posing as Gods': West and East.
  • p. 328
  • 12.
  • 'White Mates Black in a Very Few Moves': Kenya and the Sudan.
  • p. 350
  • 13.
  • 'Spinning the Destiny of India': The Route to Independence.
  • p. 373
  • 14.
  • 'That is the End of the British Empire': Singapore and Burma.
  • p. 415
  • 15.
  • 'The Aim of Labour is to Save the Empire': Ceylon and Malaya.
  • p. 438
  • 16.
  • 'A Golden Bowl Full of Scorpions': The Holy Land.
  • p. 460
  • 17.
  • 'The Destruction of National Will': Suez Invasion and Aden Evacuation.
  • p. 481
  • 18.
  • 'Renascent Africa': The Gold Coast and Nigeria.
  • p. 510
  • 19.
  • 'Uhuru - Freedom': Kenya and the Mau Mau.
  • p. 545
  • 20.
  • 'Kith and Kin': Rhodesia and the Central African Federation.
  • p. 569
  • 21.
  • 'Rocks and Islands': The West Indies and Cyprus.
  • p. 599
  • 22.
  • 'All Our Pomp of Yesterday': The Falklands and Hong Kong.
  • p. 627
Control code
ocn153554047
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 793 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780224062220
Lccn
2007531426
Other control number
9780224062220
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The decline and fall of the British Empire, 1781-1997, Piers Brendon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [755]-764) and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • 'The World Turned Upside Down': The American Revolution and the Slave Trade.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • 'An English Barrack in the Oriental Seas': Britannia's Indian Empire.
  • p. 30
  • 3.
  • 'Exempt from the Disaster of Caste': Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
  • p. 61
  • 4.
  • 'To Stop is Dangerous, to Recede, Ruin': The Far East and Afghanistan.
  • p. 95
  • 5.
  • 'Sacred Wrath': Irish Famine and Indian Mutiny.
  • p. 116
  • 6.
  • 'Spread the Peaceful Gospel - with the Maxim Gun': Towards Conquest in Africa.
  • p. 137
  • 7.
  • 'A Magnificent Empire under the British Flag': Cape to Cairo.
  • p. 179
  • 8.
  • 'Barbarians Thundering at the Frontiers': The Boer War and the Indian Raj.
  • p. 214
  • 9.
  • 'The Empire, Right or Wrong': Flanders, Iraq, Gallipoli and Vimy Ridge.
  • p. 249
  • 10.
  • 'Aflame with the Hope of Liberation': Ireland and the Middle East.
  • p. 289
  • 11.
  • 'Englishmen Like Posing as Gods': West and East.
  • p. 328
  • 12.
  • 'White Mates Black in a Very Few Moves': Kenya and the Sudan.
  • p. 350
  • 13.
  • 'Spinning the Destiny of India': The Route to Independence.
  • p. 373
  • 14.
  • 'That is the End of the British Empire': Singapore and Burma.
  • p. 415
  • 15.
  • 'The Aim of Labour is to Save the Empire': Ceylon and Malaya.
  • p. 438
  • 16.
  • 'A Golden Bowl Full of Scorpions': The Holy Land.
  • p. 460
  • 17.
  • 'The Destruction of National Will': Suez Invasion and Aden Evacuation.
  • p. 481
  • 18.
  • 'Renascent Africa': The Gold Coast and Nigeria.
  • p. 510
  • 19.
  • 'Uhuru - Freedom': Kenya and the Mau Mau.
  • p. 545
  • 20.
  • 'Kith and Kin': Rhodesia and the Central African Federation.
  • p. 569
  • 21.
  • 'Rocks and Islands': The West Indies and Cyprus.
  • p. 599
  • 22.
  • 'All Our Pomp of Yesterday': The Falklands and Hong Kong.
  • p. 627
Control code
ocn153554047
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 793 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780224062220
Lccn
2007531426
Other control number
9780224062220
Other physical details
ill.

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