Empire-building and empire-builders : twelve studies /
by Edward Ingram.
London : F. Cass, 1995.
xvii, 231 p.
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London : F. Cass, 1995.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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The twelve studies of empire-building and empire-builders which make up this volume range widely across the dream world that was the British Empire from the late eighteenth century to the Second World War. The essays re-interpret the work of imperial heroes, eminent historians, and fictional heroines. They illustrate the variety of techniques used by British empire-builders and the variety of explanations they gave to account for their sometimes infamous behaviour.
Table of Contents
Flying the Flag at Constantinoplep. 1
Explaining Away Aggression in the Carnaticp. 5
Directing the Mail from Baghdadp. 30
Exaggerating Victory at the Nile, Copenhagen, and Trafalgarp. 47
Postures of Power in Persiap. 59
Signalling Success from Maltap. 90
Playing at Buffer States with the Qajarsp. 102
The Great Duke's Great Game in Asiap. 113
Defeat as Victory in Afghanistanp. 143
The Pukka Sahib as the Henty Herop. 173
In Search of the Stormy Petrel at Simlap. 194
A. J. P. Taylor's Patriotic Historyp. 205
Indexp. 223
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