• Title: The British Empire: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author: Ashley Jackson
  • ISBN: 9780199605415
  • Page: 251
  • Format: Paperback
  • The British Empire Introduction At its peak, the British Empire was the largest formal empire that the world had ever known As such, its power and influence stretched all over the globe shaping it in all manner of ways. British Empire The British Empire comprised the dominions, colonies, protectorates, mandates and other territories ruled or administered by the United Kingdom and its predecessor states It originated with the overseas possessions and trading posts established by England between the late th and early th centuries At its height, it was the largest empire in history and, for over a century, was the British Raj The British Raj r d from r j, literally, rule in Hindustani was the rule by the British Crown in the Indian subcontinent between and The rule is also called Crown rule in India, or direct rule in India The region under British control was commonly called British India or simply India in contemporaneous usage, and included areas directly administered by the United The Sun Never Set on the British Empire, Friesian School The Sun Never Set on the British Empire, Dominion over palm and pine Some chronicler, speaking of Asia, asserted that one man ruled as much land as the sun passed, and his statement was not true because he placed all Africa and Europe outside the limits The British Empire Victorian Web The growth of the British Empire was due in large part to the ongoing competition for resources and markets which existed over a period of centuries between England and her Continental rivals, Spain, France, and Holland. British Empire Map Room You can read a full chronological account of the creation, administration and decline of the British Empire in the Timeline section of the website The pages here are intended to analyse the empire British Empire Origins, Countries, History, Facts British Empire British Empire, a worldwide system of dependencies colonies, protectorates, and other territories that over a span of some three centuries was brought under the sovereignty of the crown of Great Britain and the administration of the British government Learn about the British Empire The British Empire Commonwealth Museum The British Empire Commonwealth Museum Some ten years in the making, the British Empire Commonwealth Museum represents the first serious attempt in the United kingdom to present a publicly accessible history of the British empire and to examine its British Empire New World Encyclopedia The British Empire was known as the empire on which the sun never sets The British Empire was, at one time, referred to as the empire on which the sun never sets a phrase previously used to describe the Spanish Empire and later to American influence in the world because the empire Choose British Empire British Empire currently conducts its affairs so that its shares can be recommended by Independent Financial Advisers IFAs in the UK to ordinary retail investors in accordance with the Financial Conduct Authority FCA rules in relation to non mainstream investment

    The British Empire A Very Short Introduction From the eighteenth century until the s the British Empire was the largest and most far flung political entity in the world holding sway at one time over one fifth of the world s population The
    From the eighteenth century until the 1950s, the British Empire was the largest and most far flung political entity in the world, holding sway at one time over one fifth of the world s population The territories forming this colossus ranged from tiny islands to vast segments of the world s major continental land masses, and included Australia, South Africa, India, and CanFrom the eighteenth century until the 1950s, the British Empire was the largest and most far flung political entity in the world, holding sway at one time over one fifth of the world s population The territories forming this colossus ranged from tiny islands to vast segments of the world s major continental land masses, and included Australia, South Africa, India, and Canada This vast empire left its mark on the world in a multitude of ways, many of them permanent In this Very Short Introduction, Ashley Jackson introduces and defines the British Empire, shedding light on a series of key questions, reviewing how it evolved into such a force, and looking at the legacy it left behind About the Series Oxford s Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, Literary Theory to History, and Archaeology to the Bible Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume in this series provides trenchant and provocative yet always balanced and complete discussions of the central issues in a given discipline or field Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how the subject has developed and how it has influenced society Eventually, the series will encompass every major academic discipline, offering all students an accessible and abundant reference library Whatever the area of study that one deems important or appealing, whatever the topic that fascinates the general reader, the Very Short Introductions series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable.

    One Reply to “The British Empire: A Very Short Introduction”

    1. A very short introduction into an impossibly vast topic!The British Empire is a beast of its own, unique kind. Everyone knows something about it, and most people have a strong opinion on it, but when it comes to defining what it was, and how it impacted on the world, not even the most studious scholars seem able to come up with a remotely acceptable general idea.This short introduction focuses mainly on finding different approaches to the unanswerable question of what the British Empire was - if [...]

    2. Incredibly bad book. Learned almost nothing. Instead of focusing on underlying trends and providing good key examples, the author spends his time giving lists and then statements. The last two chapters are alright. Without those it should be zero stars.Here's an example of what I am talking about:"In 1939 the British EMpire produced a significant share of the world's total output of key raw materials"IT SHOULD STOP THERE OR GIVE A COUPLE OF EXAMPLES. Instead:"15.6 per cent of the chromophore; 24 [...]

    3. Interesting, informative overview of the history of the British Empire. I really liked the author's discussions about the positives and negatives of the empire. The book could've been more clear if it were in chronological order, but other than that, I really enjoyed reading it!

    4. If you're looking for detailed analysis of major players and battles fought while winning Empire, you won't find that here; but if you'd like a good overview of the British Empire then this is an excellent book. As the title says, it's "a very short introduction." In his book, Jackson defines what the British Empire was, how it came to be, and what economic, social, cultural, and military effects Empire had on the colonies, on Great Britain and, to some extent, on the rest of the world. The book [...]

    5. A Very Short Introduction to the British Empire is the first book I’ve read in this series. For this topic, I was going to make my starting point Niall Ferguson’s Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World, but I’m glad I didn’t. Indeed, historian Ashley Jackson cuts Ferguson down to size, and illustrates empire history’s vast complexity, at odds with Ferguson’s “it was basically good” conclusion. In addition to providing an excellent overview, this volume reads like an extended a [...]

    6. This book does not really discuss in detail all the places the British Empire came in control of. There is one chapter that traces the progression and decolonization of the Empire in board strokes, but most of the book is instead used to discuss major "themes," such as why people left Britain to colonize the world, the legacies of the Empire, and whether it was "good" or "bad." One key point emphasized throughout the book is that the British Empire was not a monolithic force; instead, its motive [...]

    7. For those who want to know more about the British Empire, for beginners, for those of you who are passionate or just curious about this subject, this is a brief and clear introduction to the world's greatest empire. It is very well-written and it is very concise and it also provides an extensive further reading section for those who want to explore more about the subject. It is also a great help to have an overview of the British Empire. I just adore this collections of very short introductions, [...]

    8. It was a compulsory read for one of my course this semester. I think it was very dense, it gives a lot of context and examples. I needed to take breaks sometimes because of that. Overall it is a good intro it gave me important elements to start the course and for exams moreover it gives a great bibliography at the end.

    9. Admirably comprehensive and concise; written in a lucid and fluid style that is a pleasure to read - this book is an excellent primer for anyone wanting a quick yet coherent introduction to the best current scholarship on the subject of the British Empire and studies of western imperialism.

    10. Covered a lot of ground but ultimately this was too large a topic for the very short introduction series. There were many events mentioned that I had never heard of before and had no context meaning it was hard to see the relevance.

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