The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

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Robin Winks
OUP Oxford, Jul 26, 2001 - History - 756 pages
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 helps us to understand the end of Empire in relation to its beginning, the meaning of British imperialism for the ruled as well as for the rulers, and the significance of the British Empire as a theme in world history. This fifth and final volume shows how opinions have changed dramatically over the generations about the nature, role, and value of imperialism generally, and the British Empire more specifically. The distinguished team of contributors discuss the many and diverse elements which have influenced writings on the Empire: the pressure of current events, access to primary sources, the creation of relevant university chairs, the rise of nationalism in former colonies, decolonization, and the Cold War. They demonstrate how the study of empire has evolved from a narrow focus on constitutional issues to a wide-ranging enquiry about international relations, the uses of power, and impacts and counterimpacts between settler groups and native peoples. The result is a thought-provoking cultural and intellectual inquiry into how we understand the past, and whether this understanding might affect the way we behave in the future.
 

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Contents

Empire
li
Imperial
lxi
Informal
xxiii
1960s A D Roberts
lxxxviii
Introduction Wm Roger Louis
1
West Africa Toyin Falola
31
The Second British Empire C A Bayly
3
Metropolitan Action and Local Initiative Charles Ambler
32
The FutureofImperial History RobinW Winks
41
Colonizationand Historyin
10
India to 1858 RobertE Frykenberg 12 1858to the 1930s Tapan
11
Raychaudhuri
54
India in the 1940s Robin J Moore
13
Late TwentiethCentury Perspectives
17
Explorationand Empire RobertA Stafford
19
The Royal Navy and the British Empire Barry M
9

Southern and Central AfricaWilliam H Worger
33
British
4
Decolonization andthe Endof Empire John Darwin
34
The Commonwealth W DavidMcIntyre 36 Art and Empire Jeffrey Auerbach
35
Colonial Discourse Theoryand the Historiography
37
of the British EmpireD A Washbrook 39 The Shaping of Imperial History A P Thornton 40 Development and theUtopian Ideal 19601999 A G Hopk...
40
Australia and the Empire Stuart Macintyre
9
Defence David Killingray 23 EmpireCommonwealth andthe Two World
22
Wars Ritchie Ovendale
37
Imperial Flotsam? TheBritish in the Pacific Islands Bronwen Douglas 25 Formal and Informal Empire in East Asia C M Turnbull
24
The BritishEmpire in SouthEast Asia Nicholas Tarling 27 Formal andInformal Empirein
26
EmpireinLatin AmericaRory Miller 29 andthe Scramble forAfrica JohnE Flint
28
A Review ofthe
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