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By P. J. Marshall, Alaine Low

Quantity II of the Oxford background of the British Empire examines the historical past of British world wide growth from the wonderful Revolution of 1689 to the top of the Napoleonic Wars, a very important section within the construction of the trendy British Empire. This was once the age of normal Wolfe, Clive of India, and Captain cook dinner. The overseas crew of specialists deploys the newest scholarly learn to track and research improvement and growth over greater than a century. They exhibit how alternate, struggle, and migration created an Empire, first and foremost overwhelmingly within the Americas yet later more and more in Asia. even if the Empire used to be ruptured through the yankee Revolution, it survived and grew into the British Empire that was once to dominate the realm in the course of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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The Oxford background of the British Empire is a big new evaluation of the Empire within the mild of contemporary scholarship and the revolutionary starting of old documents. It bargains with the interplay of British and non-western societies from the Elizabethan period to the past due 20th century, offers a balanced remedy of the governed in addition to the rulers, and takes into consideration the importance of the Empire for the peoples of the British Isles. All 5 of the volumes during this sequence totally discover fiscal and social in addition to political tendencies.

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