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Lion's Share, The: a Short History of British Imperialism, 1850-2004
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LION'S SHARE, THE: A SHORT HISTORY OF BRITISH IMPERIALISM, 1850-2004

PAPERBACK BY PORTER, BERNARD

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ISBN
9780582772526
IMPRINT
LONGMAN
 
 
EDITION
4TH REVISED EDITION
PUBLISHER
PEARSON EDUCATION LIMITED
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
496 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
02 SEP 2004

DESCRIPTION

This leading general history of British imperialism, from its Victorian heyday to present times, has been thoroughly revised and updated. As well as presenting a lively narrative of events, Bernard Porter explores a number of broad analytical themes, challenging more conventional and popular interpretations. He sees imperialism as a symptom not of Britain's strength in the world, but of her decline; and he argues that the empire itself both aggravated and obscured deep-seated malaise in the British economy. A refreshing look at one of the central aspects of British history.

CONTENTS

Introduction 0. Introduction 1. An empire in all but name: the mid-nineteenth century 2. Shifts and expedients: 1857-75 3. Conquests forced on us: 1875-90 4. Struggles for existence: 1890 5. A limited area of heather alight: 1890-1905 6. An essential compromise: 1905-14 7. Everything becomes fluid: 1914-20 8. Difficult times: 1920-39 9. Moving quickly: 1939-70 10. A sudden shift: 1970-95 11. Coming out of the closet: circa 2000 Further reading Index