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Empire free pdf The British Empire changed the face of the modern world. At its zenith it governed more than a quarter of the world's population, and spanned at least a fifth of its surface. Through these sovereign acquisitions, the British people derived wealth, influence and prestige. Empire also became a defining aspect of British identity, affording the nation a sense of international purpose and political and social unity. Yet, for many of those that it controlled, the Empire often represented something darker: an arbitrary power which disrupted local customs, social structures and government. In this new edition of his classic work, Denis Judd analyses the sweep of the British colonial story, from the American Revolution to the present day, decisively illustrating the influence of Britain's imperial past on her place in the twenty-first century. This renowned book, fully updated, will be essential reading for anyone interested in understanding modern Britain and its imperial history.

About Denis Judd

Denis Judd is Professor Emeritus of Imperial and Commonwealth History, London Metropolitan University and Visiting Professor at New York University in London. His books include The Lion and the Tiger: The Rise and Fall of the British Raj- Balfour and the British Empire- Radical Joe - A Life of Joseph Chamberlain- The Victorian Empire- Palmerston- The Crimean War- The British Raj- Jawaharlal Nehru and The Boer War. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

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Author : Denis Judd
Publisher : I.B.Tauris
Data Published : 28 February 2012
ISBN : 1848859953
EAN : 9781848859951
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 554 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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