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The Falklands War: An Imperial History

The Falklands War: An Imperial History (Hardback)

By Mercau, Ezequiel

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Why did Britain and Argentina go to war over a wintry archipelago that was home to an unprofitable colony? Could the Falklands War, in fact, have been a last-ditch revival of Britain's imperial past? Despite widespread conjecture about the imperial dimensions of the Falklands War..., this is the first history of the conflict from the transnational perspective of the British world. Taking Britain's painful process of decolonisation as his starting point, Ezequiel Mercau shows how the Falklands lobby helped revive the idea of a 'British world', transforming a minor squabble into a full-blown war. Boasting original perspectives on the Falklanders, the Four Nations and the Anglo-Argentines, and based on a wealth of unseen material, he sheds new light on the British world, Thatcher's Britain, devolution, immigration and political culture. His findings show that neither the dispute, the war, nor its aftermath can be divorced from the ongoing legacies of empire.
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ISBN 9781108483292
Released NZ 16 May 2019
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Format Hardback
Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks

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ISBN-13 9781108483292
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Imprint Cambridge University Press
Released 16 May 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Mercau, Ezequiel
Category World History: Postwar, From C 1945 -
British & Irish History
American History
Military History
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 264
Dimensions Width: 161mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 18mm
Dewey Code 997.11024
Weight 580g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Falkland Islands War, 1982, Argentina - Foreign relations - Great Britain, Great Britain - Foreign relations - Argentina, Falkland Islands War, 1982 - Causes, Falkland Islands War, 1982 - Diplomatic history
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly