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  • ISBN 0631164278
  • ISBN13 978-0631164272
  • Language English
  • Author John Darwin
  • Publisher Blackwell Publishers (January 10, 1991)
  • Pages 128
  • Formats lit lrf lrf txt
  • Category History
  • Subcategory Europe
  • Size ePub 1473 kb
  • Size Fb2 1847 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
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Within 20 years of victory in World War II, Britain had ceased to be a world power and her global empire had dissolved into fragments. With what now seems astonishing rapidity, an empire three centuries old which had reached its greatest extent as late as 1921 was transformed into more than 50 sovereign states. Why did this great transformation come about? Had Britain simply become too weak in a world of superpowers? Had the pressure of colonial nationalism suddenly become overwhelming? Or had the British themselves decided that they no longer needed an empire, and that their interests were better served by joining the rich man's club of Europe? In this short book, these and other theories are examined critically. The aim is not to present a detailed narrative of Britain's imperial retreat, but to introduce the reader to the current state of debate in a rapidly expanding subject.

Unfinished Empire: The Global Expansion of Britain. This book provides an excellent brief overview to the historiography of the fall of the British Empire.

Unfinished Empire: The Global Expansion of Britain. John Darwin is a Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford and Beit Lecturer in the History of the British Commonwealth. He is the author of Britain, Egypt and the Middle East (1981) and Britain and Decolonisation: the Retreat from Empire in the post-war World (1988), and is currently preparing a study of British imperial decline since 1900. It looks at the fall from a variety of angles and provides a nice conclusion that reminds readers that no one historiography is correct and that all must be taken together.

Britain and Decolonisation: The Retreat from Empire in the Post-War World (Making of the 20th Century) (November 1988). The End of the British Empire: The Historical Debate (Making Contemporary Britain) (10 January 1991). After Tamerlane: The Global History of Empire Since 1405 (5 February 2008). The Empire Project: The Rise and Fall of the British World-System, 1830–1970 (30 October 2009). Unfinished Empire: The Global Expansion of Britain (12 February 2013). In 1973, Darwin married Caroline Atkinson.

Had Britain simply become too weak in a world of superpowers? Had the pressure of colonial nationalism suddenly become .

Had Britain simply become too weak in a world of superpowers? Had the pressure of colonial nationalism suddenly become overwhelming? Or had the British themselves decided that they no longer needed an empire, and that interests were better served by joining the rich man's club of Europe? In this short book, these and other theories are examined critically.

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Within twenty years of victory in the Second World War Britain had ceased to be a world power and her global empire has dissolved into fragments. Why did this great transformation come about? Had Britain simply become too weak in a world of superpowers? Had the pressure of colonial nationalism suddenly become overwhelming?

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Had Britain simply become too weak in a world of superpowers? Had the pressure of colonial nationalism suddenly become overwhelming? Or had the British themselves decided that they no longer needed an empire, and that interests were better served by joining the rich mans club of Europe? In this short book, these and other theories are examined critically. Looks like you are currently in Russia but have requested a page in the United States site. Would you like to change to the United States site?

Contemporary European History.

Contemporary European History. John Darwin, The End of the British Empire. The Historical Debate (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1991), pp. 128. £2. 0 (cloth), £. 5 (paper). ISBN 78 (cloth), 86 (paper). Wolfgang J. Mommsen (a1).

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