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Eclipse of empire [electronic resource] /
D.A. Low.
imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1991.
description
xvi, 375 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0521383293
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Book
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imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1991.
isbn
0521383293
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8360466
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1992-03:
Low is the leading historian of the British Empire at Cambridge University. He has written extensively on Africa and India, and has been responsible for organizing conferences on various aspects of the empire as well as serving as the Vice Chancellor of the Australian National University. He is, therefore, an important and influential figure in the Establishment. This book is a collection of 13 of his essays on the end of empire in Africa and in India, and its sequel. Many of the essays have been published elsewhere and appear here in revised form. Low seeks to make a comparison between the policies in India and Africa and to provide perspective for the decolonization process and the effects of imperialism. He also synthesizes and documents standard as well as much new research. This is a required work for historians, political scientists, area studies specialists, and students of imperialism, and is essential reading for graduate and upper-division undergraduate students. Every library should have it.-R. D. Long, Eastern Michigan University
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'These essays reflect the interplay of autobiography and academic scholarship. Future authors ... will have to wrestle with the definitions of causes, categories, chronologies and consequences distilled in Anthony Low's pages.'Andrew Porter, The Times Literary Supplement
‘These essays reflect the interplay of autobiography and academic scholarship. Future authors … will have to wrestle with the definitions of causes, categories, chronologies and consequences distilled in Anthony Low’s pages.’Andrew Porter, The Times Literary Supplement
'These essays reflect the interplay of autobiography and academic scholarship. Future authors ... will have to wrestle with the definitions of causes, categories, chronologies and consequences distilled in Anthony Low's pages.' Andrew Porter, The Times Literary Supplement
'His extensive scholarly experience of East Africa ... and of India, has conferred upon Low a rich understanding of national, sub-national and local politics in these regions. To his grassroot view of events and processes he adds a commanding metropolitan perception.'Ravinder Kumar, The Book Review (India)
‘His extensive scholarly experience of East Africa … and of India, has conferred upon Low a rich understanding of national, sub-national and local politics in these regions. To his grassroot view of events and processes he adds a commanding metropolitan perception.’Ravinder Kumar, The Book Review (India)
‘He … displays … astute analysis and the mastery of a wide range of sources.’Ian Talbot, Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History
'His extensive scholarly experience of East Africa ... and of India, has conferred upon Low a rich understanding of national, sub-national and local politics in these regions. To his grassroot view of events and processes he adds a commanding metropolitan perception.' Ravinder Kumar, The Book Review (India)
'He ... displays ... astute analysis and the mastery of a wide range of sources.'Ian Talbot, Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History
'He ... displays ... astute analysis and the mastery of a wide range of sources.' Ian Talbot, Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History
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Summaries
Description for Library
This volume brings together many of Professor Low’s major essays on the end of the British Empire and its aftermath, for the first time.
Main Description
Eclipse of Empire brings together the work of one of the foremost historians of the recent colonial experience to provide comprehensive outline accounts of the end of the British Empire in India and in Africa, and to assess the many sociopolitical ramifications of this process. No other study has approached the whole twentieth century decolonization process so comprehensively.
Main Description
The middle decades of the twentieth century witnessed the great dramas of the ending of Western imperial rule in Africa and Asia. A series of nationalist onslaughts was launched against the British Empire and these greatly reshaped the modern world. Professor Anthony Low has studied the end of the British Empire and its aftermath for many years. This volume brings together for the first time many of his major essays on the subject.
Description for Bookstore
This volume brings together, for the first time, many of Professor Low's major essays on the end of the British Empire and its aftermath.
Description for Bookstore
This volume brings together, for the first time, many of Professor Low’s major essays on the end of the British Empire and its aftermath.
Description for Library
This volume brings together many of Professor Low's major essays on the end of the British Empire and its aftermath, for the first time.
Table of Contents
The contraction of England: an inaugural lecture 1984
The twentieth century revolution in Monson Asia
India and Britain: the climactic years 1917-1947
The forgotten Bania: merchant communities and the Indian National Congress
Counterpart experiences: India Indonesia 1920s-1950s
Emergencies and elections in India
East Africa: towards the new order 1945-1963 with John Lonsdale
Africa Year 1960
The end of the British Empire in Africa
History and independent Africa's political trauma
Political superstructures in post-colonial states
A register of constructs
A dislocated polity: Uganda 1960-86
Little Britain and large Commonwealth
The post-imperial Commonwealth
Commonwealth studies and Commonwealth countries
Australia in the eastern hemisphere
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