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By Bernard Porter

This major normal background of British imperialism, from its Victorian heyday to give occasions, has been thoroughly revised and up to date. in addition to offering a full of life narrative of occasions, Bernard Porter explores a couple of wide analytical issues, difficult extra traditional and well known interpretations. He sees imperialism as a symptom now not of Britain's energy on the earth, yet of her decline; and he argues that the empire itself either annoyed and obscured deep-seated malaise within the British economy. A clean examine one of many central aspects of British history. 

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