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The Decline, Revival and Fall of the British Empire
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  • Page extent: 240 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.36 kg

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521891042 | ISBN-10: 0521891043)

Through his teaching in the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, Jack Gallagher was a major influence on a generation of students of empire. His re-interpretation of the nature of British imperialism, most notably in Africa and the Victorians (written with Ronald Robinson) stimulated much debate. His pupil and colleague Anil Seal has edited for this volume a group of Professor Gallagher's major essays: the unpublished Ford Lectures on the British Empire, and related papers on Africa, India and imperialism. The collection will be welcomed by all concerned with the history of empire throughout what Gallagher saw as its decline, its subsequent rise and its eventual administrative fall.

Contents

Acknowledgements; Preface; 1. The imperialism of Free Trade with Ronald Robinson; 2. The partition of Africa with Ronald Robinson; 3. The decline, revival and fall of the British Empire; 4. Congress in decline: Bengal, 1930 to 1939.

Contributors

Ronald Robinson

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