The Penguin Historical Atlas of the British Empire

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Penguin, 2006 - History - 144 pages
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The Penguin Historical Atlas of the British Empire traces the emergence of the world's greatest empire from its earliest beginnings in the British Isles, through its ascendancy in Victorian times, to its ultimate collapse in the mid-20th century. It examines the impact of British dominance in America, India and Africa, and the enormous changes brought by Britain's settlement of Australasia. Coverage of major events - the colonization of Ireland, the American Revolution, the South African wars - is complemented by discussion of themes such as Imperial exploitation and trade, hunting for plants and animals, the Imperial exhibitions and the importance of British naval power. Also assessed are the impact of the Empire on different areas of the world and the legacy it has bestowed. Richly illustrated with photographs and full-colour maps, this is an illuminating and multi-faceted one-volume introduction to the rise and fall of the British Empire.

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User Review  - Barbi - Goodreads

This was a genuinely helpful book for my dissertation. I needed a reputable academic source that discussed the British empire during the Edwardian period, and my subject librarian recommended it ... Read full review

Review: The Penguin Historical Atlas of the British Empire

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not enough connection between the text and the maps. Maps are not coded well Read full review

Contents

The Significance of the British Empire
8
The Early Empire 15001763
14
The Late Georgian Europe 17631837
38
The Victorian Empire 18371901
60
Imperial Themes
84
Climax and Decolonization 190197
106
Main Territories of the British Empire
136
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About the author (2006)

Nigel Dalziel is the curator of the Lancaster Maritime Museum and the editor of numerous collections of Victorian photographs.

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