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The Oxford History of the British Empire - 5 Volumes [1998-99]

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Published by Oxford University Press in 1998 & 1999.

The Oxford History of the British Empire published in 1998/9 was a major new assessment of the Empire in the light of more recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. It deals with the interaction of British and non-western societies from the Elizabethan era to the late twentieth century, aiming to provide a balanced treatment of the ruled as well as the rulers, and to take into account the significance of the Empire for the peoples of the British Isles. All five of the volumes in this series fully explore economic and social as well as political trends.

Volume I. The Origins of Empire by Nicholas Canny.
Published 1998, 553 pages.
Explores the origins of empire. It shows how and why England, and later Britain, became involved with transoceanic navigation, trade, and settlement during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The chapters, by leading historians, both illustrate the interconnections between developments in Europe and overseas and offer specialist studies on every part of the world that was substantially affected by British colonial activity.

Volume II. The Eighteenth Century by P J Marshall.
Published 1998, 639 pages.
Examines the history of British worldwide expansion from the Glorious Revolution of 1689 to the end of the Napoleonic Wars, a crucial phase in the creation of the modern British Empire. This was the age of General Wolfe, Clive of India, and Captain Cook. The international team of experts deploys the latest scholarly research to trace and analyse development and expansion over more than a century. They show how trade, warfare, and migration created an Empire, at first overwhelmingly in the Americas but later increasingly in Asia. Although the Empire was ruptured by the American Revolution, it survived and grew into the British Empire that was to dominate the world during the nineteenth century.

Volume III. The Nineteenth Century by Andrew Porter.
Published 1998. 773 pages.
Covers the long watershed of the nineteenth century, from the American independence of the 1780s to the eve of world war in 1914. This period saw Britain's greatest expansion as an empire-builder and a dominant world power. We begin with several thematic chapters-some are on Britain while others consider the empire's periphery-exploring the key dynamics of British expansion that made imperial influence possible and imperial rule prevalent. The volume also studies the economic, cultural, and institutional frameworks that shaped Britain's overseas empire. Focus then shifts to the principal areas of imperial activity overseas, including both white-settler and tropical colonies, and the question of how British interests and imperial rule shaped the political, social, and economic histories of individual regions.

Volume IV. The Twentieth Century by Judith M Brown & Wm. Roger Louis.
Published 1999. 773 pages.
As with the other volumes, this book includes the work of leading scholars. Here, readers confront the many facets of the imperial experience in the final century of the British Empire, above all the rapid processes of decolonisation that began at mid-century. Volume IV attempts to understand the men who managed the empire, their priorities and visions as leaders, and the mechanisms of control which held the empire together. There are chapters on imperial centres of activity, on the geographical periphery of the empire, and on the entirety of its connecting mechanisms, including institutions and the flow of people, money, goods, and services.

Volume V. Historiography by Robin W Winks.
Published 1999. 729 pages.
This fifth and final volume shows how opinions have changed dramatically from one generation to the next on the nature and role of imperialism generally, and the British Empire more specifically.

All in very good, fine condition. Complete with dust jackets, clean & fresh throughout with tight bindings.

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Complete Set (Scarce)
Author(s):
Various
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24cm x 16.5cm x 21cm. 5.7kg
Edition:
1998/9
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
The Oxford History of the British Empire

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Published by Oxford University Press in 1998 & 1999.

The Oxford History of the British Empire published in 1998/9 was a major new assessment of the Empire in the light of more recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. It deals with the interaction of British and non-western societies from the Elizabethan era to the late twentieth century, aiming to provide a balanced treatment of the ruled as well as the rulers, and to take into account the significance of the Empire for the peoples of the British Isles. All five of the volumes in this series fully explore economic and social as well as political trends.

Volume I. The Origins of Empire by Nicholas Canny.
Published 1998, 553 pages.
Explores the origins of empire. It shows how and why England, and later Britain, became involved with transoceanic navigation, trade, and settlement during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The chapters, by leading historians, both illustrate the interconnections between developments in Europe and overseas and offer specialist studies on every part of the world that was substantially affected by British colonial activity.

Volume II. The Eighteenth Century by P J Marshall.
Published 1998, 639 pages.
Examines the history of British worldwide expansion from the Glorious Revolution of 1689 to the end of the Napoleonic Wars, a crucial phase in the creation of the modern British Empire. This was the age of General Wolfe, Clive of India, and Captain Cook. The international team of experts deploys the latest scholarly research to trace and analyse development and expansion over more than a century. They show how trade, warfare, and migration created an Empire, at first overwhelmingly in the Americas but later increasingly in Asia. Although the Empire was ruptured by the American Revolution, it survived and grew into the British Empire that was to dominate the world during the nineteenth century.

Volume III. The Nineteenth Century by Andrew Porter.
Published 1998. 773 pages.
Covers the long watershed of the nineteenth century, from the American independence of the 1780s to the eve of world war in 1914. This period saw Britain's greatest expansion as an empire-builder and a dominant world power. We begin with several thematic chapters-some are on Britain while others consider the empire's periphery-exploring the key dynamics of British expansion that made imperial influence possible and imperial rule prevalent. The volume also studies the economic, cultural, and institutional frameworks that shaped Britain's overseas empire. Focus then shifts to the principal areas of imperial activity overseas, including both white-settler and tropical colonies, and the question of how British interests and imperial rule shaped the political, social, and economic histories of individual regions.

Volume IV. The Twentieth Century by Judith M Brown & Wm. Roger Louis.
Published 1999. 773 pages.
As with the other volumes, this book includes the work of leading scholars. Here, readers confront the many facets of the imperial experience in the final century of the British Empire, above all the rapid processes of decolonisation that began at mid-century. Volume IV attempts to understand the men who managed the empire, their priorities and visions as leaders, and the mechanisms of control which held the empire together. There are chapters on imperial centres of activity, on the geographical periphery of the empire, and on the entirety of its connecting mechanisms, including institutions and the flow of people, money, goods, and services.

Volume V. Historiography by Robin W Winks.
Published 1999. 729 pages.
This fifth and final volume shows how opinions have changed dramatically from one generation to the next on the nature and role of imperialism generally, and the British Empire more specifically.

All in very good, fine condition. Complete with dust jackets, clean & fresh throughout with tight bindings.

Added value:
Complete Set (Scarce)
Author(s):
Various
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24cm x 16.5cm x 21cm. 5.7kg
Edition:
1998/9
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
The Oxford History of the British Empire

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