EBOOK or PDF (The Lion's Share 4th Edition) ¼ Bernard Porter
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had hoped It s thematic content assumes too much nowledge of the reader which is good hoped It s thematic content assumes too much nowledge of the reader which is good a review of major themes of British Empire but not terribly useful for someone just becoming interested in British Empire and hoping to get a firm footing We ll see what my students make of Lively and readable manner In fact is a clear coherent andwell substantiated interpretation'Iain R Smith Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth
most valuable ey to colonial history From this grippingand lucid exposition we may gather an understanding not only of theinitial intricacies of colonial problemsbut of their alarming legacies'Gerard Douds History Today This lively original and authoritative history of British imperialism fromits Victorian heyday to present times has been a favourite for some yearsFor this 4th edition it has been thoroughly revised and updat. ,History'A Most Valuable Key To
His tonight Great overview of the British Empire Clear organized and easy to read Superb narrative covering the last century and a half British imperialism cf the British Empire that simultaneously presents a lucid and compelling argument that material concerns were always paramount to British imperialists. Ed with a newand expansive introduction exploring the problems and historiography of'imperialism' generally and an additional final chapter taking the storythrough to the ¿new imperialism¿ of the early 21st century Other newfeatures are a chronology of events an updatedbibliography and a sectionof plates illustrating various aspects of empire and imperialismBernard Porter is Emeritus Professor of History University "of NewcastleHe has published extensively in the areas of British imperial has published extensively in the areas of British imperial
Service History Including The Absent Minded ImperialistsEmpireCulture And Society 2004.history including The Absent Minded ImperialistsEmpireCulture and Society 2004. Pleasant narrative to the history of #the British Empire could have been critical at parts but considerably better than most British historian #British Empire could have been critical at parts but considerably better than most British historian of Empire a refreshing alternative to the apologist agendas of most of the British historiography around Empire I d say 35 stars maybe 375 It s not as good. 'As for Dr Porter's study this reviewer found it one of the mostcaptivating pieces he had read for "a long time his book abounds in wit isstudded with brief but telling phrases and reveals an unerring eye for "long time his book abounds in wit isstudded with brief but telling phrases and reveals an unerring eye for fact and apposite uotation'Paul Kennedy The Historical Journal'An Extremely Well Historical Journal'An extremely well cleverly constructed book'Andrew Porter Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History'The book is still the best short study of its subjectSome willdoubtless treat it as a textbook and it is indeed full of accurateinformation telling phrases and aptly deployed uotations all presentedin a very. .