Understanding the British Empire

Ronald Hyam (https://www.magd.cam.ac.uk/user/hyam) offers a wide-ranging set of essays on the history of The British Empire. In his view British imperialism was marked by diversity and complexity which he seeks to illuminate here. Hyam covers geopolitical and economic dynamics of empire, religion and ethics, imperial bureaucracy, the contribution of political leaders, the significance of sexuality, and the shaping of imperial historiography.


Stock up on the pink gin. Get the punkah wallah fanning the room. Lay down the croquet mallets for a while, and allow yourself to be gently tutored by one of our foremost experts on the history of the British Empire. Check if this scholarly work of history is in stock at your local library by consulting the online catalogue at https://www.sllclibrary.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTRN/OPAC/BSEARCH



576 pages in Cambridge University Press

First published 2010

ISBN  978-0521115223


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Ronald Hyam

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