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The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume II: The Eighteenth Century

The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume II: The Eighteenth Century
  

Examines the history of British worldwide expansion from the Glorious Revolution of 1689 to the end of the Napoleonic Wars, a crucial phase in the creation of the modern British Empire.

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ISBN 9780199246779
Barcode 9780199246779
Published 1 October 2001 by Oxford University Press (S3)
Format Paperback, New edition
Author(s) Volume editor Marshall, Prof. P. J., FBA CBE
Series edited by Louis, Wm Roger
Series The Oxford History of the British Empire (part: II)
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ISBN-13 9780199246779
ISBN-10 0199246777
Stock Ready to ship - Less than 10 items
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Publication Date 1 October 2001
International Publication Date 26 July 2001
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) Volume editor Marshall, Prof. P. J., FBA CBE
Series edited by Louis, Wm Roger
Series The Oxford History of the British Empire (part: II)
Category World History
World History: C 1500 To C 1750
World History: C 1750 To C 1900
Social & Cultural History
Economic History
Number of Pages 664
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 34mm
Weight 957g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Imperialism, History, History, Great Britain, Colonies
NBS Text History: World & General
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 909.0971241
Catalogue Code 309496

Description of this Book

Volume II of The Oxford History of the British Empire examines the history of British worldwide expansion from the Glorious Revolution of 1689 to the end of the Napoleonic Wars, a crucial phase in the creation of the modern British Empire. This is the age of General Wolfe, Clive of India, and Captain Cook. An international team of experts deploy the latest scholarly research to trace and analyze development and expansion over more than a century. They show how trade, warfare, and migration created an Empire, at first overwhelmingly in the Americas but later increasingly in Asia. Although the Empire was ruptured by the American Revolution, it survived and grew into the British Empire that was to dominate the world during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Series Blurb - The Oxford History of the British Empire is a major new assessment of the Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. From the founding of colonies in North America and the West Indies in the seventeenth century to the reversion of Hong Kong to China at the end of the twentieth, British imperialism was a catalyst for far-reaching change. The Oxford History of the British Empire as a comprehensive study allows us to understand the end of Empire in relation to its beginnings, the meaning of British imperialism for the ruled as well as the rulers, and the significance of the British Empire as a theme in world history.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review P.J. Marshall brings to his own task immense experience and knowledge about the eighteenth-century British Empire....He has assembled a sterling cluster of scholars....One hopes that such works will not be forgotten... --Albion<br>

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Author's Bio

P. J. Marshall is Emeritus Professor of Imperial History at the University of London.

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