|Statement||Karl de Schweinitz, Jr.|
|LC Classifications||JC359 .D36 1983|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||275 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||275|
|LC Control Number||82020868|
In The Rise and Fall of the British Empire, Lawrence James has written a comprehensive, perceptive, and insightful history of the British Empire. Spanning the years from to the present day, this critically acclaimed book combines detailed scholarship with readable popular by: A British Library print of the storming of Delhi during the Sepoy uprising () against the rule of the British East India Company, known as the Indian Mutiny. This remarkable study of the British East India Company offers great insight into the formation of the Company, its impact on both England and India, and the social forces that shaped its development. With great detail and rich documentation, Ramkrishna Mukherjee examines a period of years, beginning immediately before the Company's birth and ending with its collapse in British raj, period of direct British rule over the Indian subcontinent from until the independence of India and Pakistan in The raj succeeded management of the subcontinent by the British East India Company, after general distrust and dissatisfaction with company leadership resulted in a widespread mutiny of sepoy troops in , causing the British to reconsider the structure of.
The books that shaped the rise and fall of the British empire am EDT India, Barbados, New Zealand, Australia, the UK Author: Isabel Hofmeyr. The British experience in India began in earnest over four hundred years ago, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. For many years the English interlopers and traders who made contact with the subcontinent were viewed by Indians as little more than pirates and potentially troublesome conquering barbarians. After a series of titanic struggles against the French and various local rulers during 3/5(1). The British Empire was the first genuinely global empire, an empire that ranged, at times, from the American colonies in the West, Australia and New Zealand in the East, Canada and her dominions in the North and huge chunks of Africa in the South, including Egypt and Rhodesia. Your next book, Roy MacLaren’s Commissions High: Canada in London, , looks at how World War II affected Canada’s ties with Britain.. This is another way of thinking about the Empire. I chose these five books because I wanted to bear out Ronald Hyam’s observation that it is an astonishingly complicated and varied phenomenon and there are different ways of coming at it.
1. Imperialism 2. The Connection Established: England and India in the Early Seventeenth Century 3. British Imperial Rule Begins: Bengal 4. England in India: Seringapatam to the Great Revolt 5. England in India: The Great Revolt to World War 1 6. England Out Of India: and After 7. Imperialism as Inequality. The Great Exhibition of was Britain’s glittering shop window and showcase for the world’s attention and admiration. The first and greatest industrial power, the greatest imperial power, and the greatest naval power was, in effect, showing off its extraordinary achievements and at the same time advertising its manufacturing and industrial wares. Though a noted academic, Prof. Judd has managed to cram a lot of detail into a surprisingly short book. The last chapter describing the exit of the British seemed somewhat rushed, and I would highly recommend Stanley Wolpert's Shameful Flight:The Last Years of British Empire in India () that covers this period in great detail/5(10). The British Empire comprised the dominions, colonies, protectorates, mandates, and other territories ruled or administered by the United Kingdom and its predecessor states. It originated with the overseas possessions and trading posts established by England between the late 16th and early 18th centuries. At its height, it was the largest empire in history and, for over a century, was the.