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Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series

Britain's Imperial Century, 1815-1914

A Study of Empire and Expansion

Authors: Hyam, R.

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The undisputed best introduction to the history of the world-wide pattern of British activity in the nineteenth century, embracing its expansive spirit as well as its formal territorial empire. The dynamics of this extraordinary enterprise are considered broadly: the high-political concerns of strategy and international geopolitics are analyzed, as well as the economic dimension, missionary activity, and racial attitudes, together with a wide range of cultural aspects, including sport and the pursuit of sexual opportunity. Nor is the personal contribution of some of the leading Victorian figures neglected.

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RONALD HYAM is a Fellow and former President of Magdalene College, and Emeritus Reader in British Imperial History at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of numerous studies on the British Empire, including Empire and Sexuality and he has edited two volumes for the British Documents on the End of Empire Project. He was awarded the LittD degree in 1993.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • The Foundations of Power, 1815–1870

    Pages 1-73

    Hyam, Ronald

  • The Motives and Methods of Expansion, 1815–1865

    Pages 74-133

    Hyam, Ronald

  • The Decline of British Pre-eminence, 1855–1900

    Pages 134-202

    Hyam, Ronald

  • The Search for Stability, 1880–1914

    Pages 203-279

    Hyam, Ronald

  • The Dynamics of Empire and Expansion

    Pages 280-337

    Hyam, Ronald

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Britain's Imperial Century, 1815-1914
Book Subtitle
A Study of Empire and Expansion
Authors
Series Title
Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-1842-0
DOI
10.1057/9781403918420
Softcover ISBN
978-0-333-99311-8
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XVIII, 377
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