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    Description"A splendid history...If Americans want to be convinced of the benefits of empire, as well as apprised of its costs, they need merely pick up Ferguson's dazzling book."- . The British Empire was the largest in all history: the nearest thing to world domination ever achieved. By the eve of World War II, around a quarter of the world's land surface was under some form of British rule. Yet for today's generation, the British Empire seems a Victorian irrelevance. The time is ripe for a reappraisal, and in , Niall Ferguson boldly recasts the British Empire as one of the world's greatest modernizing forces.An important new work of synthesis and revision, argues that the world we know today is in large measure the product of Britain's Age of Empire. The spread of capitalism, the communications revolution, the notion of humanitarianism, and the institutions of parliamentary democracy-all these can be traced back to the extraordinary expansion of Britain's economy, population, and culture from the seventeenth century until the mid-twentieth. On a vast and vividly colored canvas, shows how the British Empire acted as midwife to modernity.Displaying the originality and rigor that have made


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    Title
    Empire
    Subtitle
    The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Niall Ferguson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 562 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780465023295
    ISBN 10: 0465023290
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG, HBLL
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDB
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Approval Code: A15202020
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A41863000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 909.0971241
    DC21: 909.0971241081
    DC22: 909.09
    LC classification: DA16 .F47 2004
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    BASIC BOOKS
    Publication date
    14 April 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Niall Ferguson is Fellow and Tutor in Modern History at Jesus College, Oxford. He is the author of "Paper and Iron, The House of Rothschilds," and "The Pity of War" ). He writes regularly for the "Times Literary Supplement," and lives in Oxford.
    Review quote
    "A splendid history.... If Americans want to be convinced of the benefits of empire, as well as apprised of its costs, they need merely pick up Ferguson's dazzling book."