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    DescriptionThis is a comprehensive survey of the entire history of the British empire. Avoiding the polemics or apologetics that were inevitable when the empire was still at the centre of political controversy, T. O. Lloyd describes the full sweep of expansion and decolonization from the voyages of discovery in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I to the achievement of independence in the second half of the twentieth century. Drawing out both parallels and differences between paths of development throughout the empire, Professor Lloyd provides a unified and coherent account of a vital period in the history of all the countries that make up the modern Commonwealth. For the second edition, Professor Lloyd has revised the text, updated the bibliography and tables, and added a final chapter on 'The World after the Empire', which examines the important events and issues of today in countries of the former empire, such as South Africa, Canada, Hong Kong, and Australia.


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    Title
    The British Empire, 1558-1995
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) T.O. Lloyd
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 472
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 686 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780198731337
    ISBN 10: 0198731337
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3J
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    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDB
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC educational purpose qualifier V2: 4KL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.7T
    DC21: 325.341
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15560
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
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    DC22: 909.0971241
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    LC classification: DA16.L84 1
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    BIC subject category V2: 4KL
    Thema V1.0: NHB
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    maps, tables
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    17 April 1997
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Review quote
    by far the best one-volume history of the empire so far written. Times Literary Supplement
    Back cover copy
    This is a comprehensive survey of the entire history of the British empire. T. O. Lloyd describes the full sweep of expansion and decolonization from the voyages of discovery in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I to the achievement of independence in the second half of the twentieth century.
    Table of contents
    1. Colonies and Distant Monarchs 1558-1649 ; 2. Monarchs and their colonies 1649-1714 ; 3. Peace and War 1713-1763 ; 4. War and Survival 1763-1791 ; 5. The Stress of Revolution 1788-1826 ; 6. Expansion without Effort 1815-1854 ; 7. Victorian Stability 1848-1871 ; 8. Victorian Activity 1869-1890 ; 9. Victorian Imperial Enthusiasm 1883-1899 ; 10. Fighting and Reorganizing 1899-1922 ; 11. The Defeat of the Imperial Idea 1922-1945 ; 12. Independence by Degrees 1945-1960 ; 13. Independence at Once 1960-1983 ; 14. The World after the Empire