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The Empire Project: The Rise and Fall of the British World-System-Used

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Title: The Empire Project: The Rise and Fall of the British World-System,

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The Empire Project: The Rise and Fall of the British World-System, 18301970
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Reviews of the hardback: 'John Darwin's book is a tour de force. Never before have the dynamics of the British Empire been analysed with such deep knowledge and penetrating insight.' Piers Brendon, author of The Decline and Fall of the British Empire'The Empire Project is a brilliant and highly readable account of one of the great themes in modern history. It will attract the general reader as well as fellow historians because of the sweep of the narrative from the early part of the nineteenth century to the end of Empire in the 1970s. It possesses compelling insight into the links between India, the 'white dominions' and the colonial dependencies throughout the world. This is a life's work and a landmark in the subject.' Wm. Roger Louis, author of Ends of British Imperialism: the Scramble for Empire, Suez, and Decolonization'Historians are more than ever inclined to fight shy of over-arching histories of Britain's empire. Nothing daunted, and with style, splendid assurance, and encyclopaedic knowledge John Darwin unravels the dynamic connections and external pressures that forged a British world system and then influenced its dissolution. His account will command attention for years to come.' Andrew Porter, author of European Imperialism, 1860–1914'John Darwin's The Empire Project: The Rise and Fall of the British World System, 1830–1970 is surely now the finest, and will be the most influential, general survey of British imperial history.' Independent'… a hugely insightful book that questions lazy notions of 'hegemonic' power. It's a brilliant marriage of the scholarly to the readerly.' Edward Quipp, Times Higher Education'With its clear narrative, detailed analysis and penetrating insight, Andrew Porter is right that it 'will command attention for years to come'. This is certainly the book to read if you are teaching British colonisation.' Historical Association'[Darwin has] inspired generations of Oxford undergraduates at Nuffield College. Now we get a chance to eavesdrop on all those tutorials and lectures. The result is a finely tuned panoramic study of the British Empire that grasps a thorny issue: the complex relationship between Britain as an imperial power and Britain as a world power, and how those tensions were understood at the time and resolved (or not) … The scholarship and the writing are faultless. Expect prose sprinkled with musicality (such as the 'long diminuendo' of decline) and delightful details, especially Lord Salisbury's classic definition of the diplomatic arts: 'sleepless tact, immovable calmness, a series of microscopic advantages … serene, impassive intelligence'. The imperial politics of the white Dominions might be boring compared with those of Africa or India, but Darwin makes them almost captivating.' Joanna Lewis, Times Higher Education'… there is no doubting the high quality of Darwin's book. It is based on profound scholarship, is engaging and inquiring, and shows a mastery of both the detail and the bigger picture … It is not merely in the grand overview and in the skilful synthesising of so much material that Darwin impresses. The book is also a masterly work of exposition and analysis. On almost every page one is aware of the sheer weight of scholarship that is able not merely to present information clearly and with ease, but also to draw together a host of facts, interpretations, even speculation, and continually make sense of it all.' Times Literary Supplement'… this is the best general history of British imperialism to date; a tremendous achievement.' Bernard Porter, British Scholar'Darwin has written a thorough, fluent and well-researched history.' Literary Review'John Darwin's The Empire Project is a tour de force, a major work of revisionist synthesis and interpretation, rich in data and insight, to which this short review cannot do justice … It is a 'must-read' for all serious students of the British Empire.' Soldiers of the Queen: Journal of the Victorian Military Society

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