British Imperialism: 1688-2015 (3rd Edition) by A. G. Hopkins, P.J. Cain

By A. G. Hopkins, P.J. Cain

A milestone within the realizing of British heritage and imperialism, this ground-breaking publication noticeably reinterprets the process smooth monetary improvement and the reasons of in another country enlargement in the past 3 centuries. utilising their suggestion of 'gentlemanly capitalism', the authors draw imperial and household British historical past jointly to teach how the form of the country and its financial system trusted foreign and imperial ties, and the way those ties have been undone to provide the post-colonial international of this day.

Containing a considerably improved and up to date Foreword and Afterword, this 3rd variation assesses the improvement of the talk because the book’s unique book, discusses the imperial period within the context of the debate over globalization, and indicates how the learn of the age of empires continues to be proper to figuring out the post-colonial international.

Covering the complete volume of the British empire from China to South the United States and taking a extensive chronological view from the 17th century to post-imperial Britain this day, British Imperialism: 1688–2015 is definitely the right learn for all scholars of imperial and international historical past.

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Bk II, ch. 12 (p. 153). , bk II, chs 11 (pp. 152–3). Christiansen, Dudo, 35, translates inermes as ‘weaponless’. This is misleading, especially when used to denote men serving as members of an urban garrison. Concerning the use of the term inermes to mean lacking in armor see Bernard S. Bachrach, ‘The Northern Origins of the Peace Movement at Le Puy in 975’, Historical Reflections/Reflexions Historiques 14, 1987, 405–21 and reprinted with the same pagination in Bernard S. Bachrach, State Building in Medieval France: Studies in Early Angevin History, London 1995, 417, with the literature cited there.

106 (p. 269); and bk IV, ch. 117 (p. 280); and regarding the importance of rhetoric in this intellectual milieu see Southern, ‘Aspects of the European Tradition’, 191–2. 7 Regarding rhetorical plausibility see, for example, the discussions by Nancy Partner, ‘The New Cornificius: Medieval History and the Artifice of Words’, 12, and Roger Ray, ‘Rhetorical Scepticism and Verisimilar Narrative in John of Salisbury’s Historia Pontificalis’, 66, 83–4, both in Classical Rhetoric and Medieval Historiography, ed.

34 See also van Houts, ‘Scandinavian Influence’, 108–11, who identifies several examples of Dudo’s putative reliability accepted by both Prentout and Steenstrup, cited above (nn. 1 and 3). 35 De Moribus, bk I, chs 5–8, 17–20 (pp. 132–8, 156–60). 36 It is hard to reconcile the relations of Alfred the Great and his immediate successors with the Vikings with the tale told by Dudo concerning Rollo. In this context, see the observations by Richard Abels, Alfred the Great: War, Kingship and Culture in Anglo-Saxon England, London 1998, 290.

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