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The British Empire : a very short introduction, Ashley Jackson

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The British Empire : a very short introduction
Title
The British Empire
Title remainder
a very short introduction
Statement of responsibility
Ashley Jackson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 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. 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
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Jackson, Ashley
Dewey number
909.0971241
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DA16
LC item number
.J238 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Very short introductions
Series volume
355
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Commonwealth
  • Commonwealth
  • Reich
  • Great Britain
  • Commonwealth countries
  • Imperialism
  • Imperialism
  • Commonwealth countries
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • British colonies
  • Imperialism
  • Commonwealth countries
  • Britse Rijk
  • Imperialismus
  • Großbritannien
  • History
Label
The British Empire : a very short introduction, Ashley Jackson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-136) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The red on the map -- Defining empire : key characteristics -- Engines of expansion -- Rise and fall -- Writing the Empire story -- Legacies
Control code
ocn819383003
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 143 pages
Isbn
9780199605415
Lccn
2012277768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)819383003
Label
The British Empire : a very short introduction, Ashley Jackson
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-136) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The red on the map -- Defining empire : key characteristics -- Engines of expansion -- Rise and fall -- Writing the Empire story -- Legacies
Control code
ocn819383003
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 143 pages
Isbn
9780199605415
Lccn
2012277768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)819383003

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