The End of the British Empire: The Historical Debate Epub

The End of the British Empire: The Historical Debate Epub


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  1. Brian Brian says:

    This book provides an excellent brief overview to the historiography of the fall of the British Empire 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 The first calls for the argument that the British metropole tired of empire and popular opinion went against it This derives from the Hughes and Cain argument of the gentlemanly class but takes a different viewpoint on it and while useful is probably the weakest of the bunch provided The second course looked at is the economic course which is a compelling argument that shows that empire was not a profitable way to organize in the post 1945 period and the British abandoned the project The third argument centers on the emerging bipolar world system which argues that the superpowers made Empire obsolete A useful subset of this historiography is the fact that both the United States and USSR are anti imperialist which works against British designs On this note the last historiography considered is the one that focuses on the colonial localities and their emerging nationalism The argument here is that too many authors focus on their specific country and lose sight of the bigger picture This does provide an excellent look overall at the idea of how the empire fell apart and is a must read


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The End of the British Empire: The Historical Debate (Making Contemporary Britain) [Epub] ❧ The End of the British Empire: The Historical Debate (Making Contemporary Britain) ➛ John Darwin – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk 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 With what now seems astonishing rapidity and empire thr Within of the British Empire: eBook á twenty years of victory in the of the PDF Ê Second World War Britain had ceased to be a world power and her global empire has dissolved into fragments With what now seems astonishing rapidity and empire three centuries old which had reached its greatest extent as late as was transformed into than fifty sovereign states Why did this great transformation come about Had Britain simply become End of the British Empire: PDF/EPUB ² too weak in a world of superpowers Had the pressure of colonial nationalism suddenly become overwhelming Or had the British themselves decided The End Epub / 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 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.

  • Paperback
  • 148 pages
  • The End of the British Empire: The Historical Debate (Making Contemporary Britain)
  • John Darwin
  • English
  • 25 October 2015
  • 9780631164289

About the Author: John Darwin

Historian of the British Empire: eBook á currently Beit Lecturer in the History of the PDF Ê of the British Commonwealth at Oxford university whose research interests include The history of European imperialisms; the British empire circa and the history and politics of decolonisation.