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Rediscovering the British World

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Title: Rediscovering the British World

Publisher: University of Calgary Press

Binding: Soft cover

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2005. Paperback. Features essays that consider a wide range of cultural, social & intellectual topics specific to British History from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century. This book intends to show the centrality of the Empire in the history of various nations created by the British diaspora overseas. It also examines numerous topics relating to British history. Editor(s): Buckner, Phillip A.; Francis, R. Douglas. Num Pages: 446 pages. BIC Classification: 1QMP; HBG; HBJD1; HBLW. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 229 x 153 x 16. Weight in Grams: 686. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781552381793

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Synopsis: Rediscovering the British World is one part of an ongoing attempt to approach British Imperial history from a different viewpoint, placing the colonies of settlement at the center. Editors Phillip Buckner and Douglas Francis have included nineteen essays from expert scholars in the field, which cover a broad range of cultural, social, and intellectual topics in British Imperial history from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. The essays focus on the history of Britain and the Empire, with considerable emphasis on the self-governing Dominions of Canada, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. They attempt to show the centrality of the Empire in the history of the nations created by the British diaspora overseas, while at the same time calling into question the extent of the existence of a ?British World.? The goal is not to wax nostalgic, but rather to re-examine the complex phenomenon of this far-reaching empire and to shed light on the ways in which it has shaped our world.

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Phillip Buckner is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Commonwealth Studies at the University of London. He is also a Professor Emeritus of History at the University of New Brunswick.

R. Douglas Francis is a Professor of History at the University of Calgary and has written extensively on many aspects of Canadian intellectual, social, and cultural history.

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