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

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 American Revolution, the British Empire appeared doomed. But over the next 150 years it grew to become the greatest and most diverse empire the world has ever seen--from Canada to Australia to China, India, and Egypt--seven times larger than the Roman Empire at its apogee. Yet it was also fundamentally weak, as Piers Brendon shows in this panoramic chronicle. Run from a tiny island base, it operated on a shoestring with the help of local elites. It enshrined a belief in freedom that would fatally undermine its authority. Spread too thin, and facing wars, economic crises, and domestic discord, the empire would vanish almost as quickly as it appeared. Within a generation, it collapsed, sometimes amid bloodshed, leaving unfinished business in Rhodesia, the Falklands, and Hong Kong. Above all, it left a contested legacy: at best, a sporting spirit, a legal code, and a near-universal language; at worst, failed states and internecine strife.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brendon, Piers
Dewey number
909.0971241
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA16
LC item number
.B675 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Commonwealth (Organization)
  • Imperialism
  • Great Britain
  • Commonwealth countries
  • Great Britain
Label
The decline and fall of the British Empire, 1781-1997, Piers Brendon
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Color maps on endpapers
  • Originally published: London : Jonathan Cape, 2007
Bar code
  • 31223086713667
  • 31223086713675
  • 31223085655315
  • 31223085655307
  • 31223086713691
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [665]-759) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The American Revolution and slave trade -- Britannia's Indian Empire -- Australia, Canada, and New Zealand -- The Far East and Afghanistan -- Irish famine and Indian mutiny -- Towards conquest in Africa -- Cape to Cairo -- The Boer War and the Indian Raj -- Flanders, Iraq, Gallipoli, and Vimy Ridge -- Ireland and the Middle East -- West and East -- Kanya and the Sudan -- India: the route to independence -- Singapore and Burma -- Ceylon and Malaya -- The Holy Land -- Suez invasion and Aden evacuation -- The Gold Coast of Africa and Nigeria -- Uhuru freedom: Kenya and the Mau Mau -- Rhodesia and the Central African Federation -- The West Indies and Cyprus -- The Falklands and Hong Kong
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xxii, 786 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780307268297
Lccn
2008014192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., col. maps
System control number
  • 215177421
  • (OCoLC)215177421
Label
The decline and fall of the British Empire, 1781-1997, Piers Brendon
Link
Publication
Note
  • Color maps on endpapers
  • Originally published: London : Jonathan Cape, 2007
Bar code
  • 31223086713667
  • 31223086713675
  • 31223085655315
  • 31223085655307
  • 31223086713691
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [665]-759) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The American Revolution and slave trade -- Britannia's Indian Empire -- Australia, Canada, and New Zealand -- The Far East and Afghanistan -- Irish famine and Indian mutiny -- Towards conquest in Africa -- Cape to Cairo -- The Boer War and the Indian Raj -- Flanders, Iraq, Gallipoli, and Vimy Ridge -- Ireland and the Middle East -- West and East -- Kanya and the Sudan -- India: the route to independence -- Singapore and Burma -- Ceylon and Malaya -- The Holy Land -- Suez invasion and Aden evacuation -- The Gold Coast of Africa and Nigeria -- Uhuru freedom: Kenya and the Mau Mau -- Rhodesia and the Central African Federation -- The West Indies and Cyprus -- The Falklands and Hong Kong
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xxii, 786 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780307268297
Lccn
2008014192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., col. maps
System control number
  • 215177421
  • (OCoLC)215177421

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