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The Resource British imperial : what the empire wasn't, Bernard Porter

British imperial : what the empire wasn't, Bernard Porter

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British imperial : what the empire wasn't
Title
British imperial
Title remainder
what the empire wasn't
Statement of responsibility
Bernard Porter
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The British Empire is often misunderstood. Judgments of it differ widely, from broadly adulatory -- a 'great' enterprise, spreading 'civilization' through the world; to the blame that is often put on it for most of the world's ills today, including racism, exploitation and the problems of the Middle East. In this provocative book, Bernard Porter argues that many of these judgments arise from some fundamental misreadings of the nature, causes and effects of British imperialism, which was a more complex, ambivalent and in some ways accidental phenomenon than it is often taken to be. Drawing on his fifty years' experience of research and writing on the subject, Porter aims to clear away many of the misconceptions that surround the story of the British Empire's rise, governance and fall; and to point some ways to a fairer (though not necessarily more favourable) assessment of it. He addresses the connections of imperialism with capitalism, racism and British domestic culture, and ends with some reflections on the modern repercussions of both the Empire itself, and the myths which have sprung up around it."--
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Cataloging source
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Porter, Bernard
Dewey number
325.341
Index
index present
LC call number
DA16
LC item number
.P665 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Imperialism
  • British colonies
  • Imperialism
  • Imperialismus
  • Kolonie
  • Großbritannien
  • Historia
  • Imperialism
  • Kolonialism
  • Kolonialvälde
Label
British imperial : what the empire wasn't, Bernard Porter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • In the Field
  • 5.
  • How It Happened. Broadly
  • 6.
  • Empire at Home
  • 7.
  • Beginning of the End
  • 8.
  • Legacies
  • 9.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Conclusions
  • 1.
  • Hybridiry
  • 2.
  • Riding the Beast
  • 3.
  • Imperialisms, Left and Right
  • 4.
Control code
929824631
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9781784534455
Lccn
2016388271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)929824631
Label
British imperial : what the empire wasn't, Bernard Porter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • In the Field
  • 5.
  • How It Happened. Broadly
  • 6.
  • Empire at Home
  • 7.
  • Beginning of the End
  • 8.
  • Legacies
  • 9.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Conclusions
  • 1.
  • Hybridiry
  • 2.
  • Riding the Beast
  • 3.
  • Imperialisms, Left and Right
  • 4.
Control code
929824631
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9781784534455
Lccn
2016388271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)929824631

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