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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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Porter, Bernard
Dewey number
325/.341
Index
index present
LC call number
DA16
LC item number
.P668 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Imperialism
  • Great Britain
  • General & world history
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration
  • British colonies
  • Imperialism
Label
British imperial : what the empire wasn't, Bernard Porter
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
944310174
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (216 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780857726155
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
903280
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)944310174
Label
British imperial : what the empire wasn't, Bernard Porter
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
944310174
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (216 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780857726155
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
903280
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)944310174

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