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Decline and fall of the British Empire

Robert Briffault

Decline and fall of the British Empire

by Robert Briffault

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Published by "Orbis," in Prague .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • National characteristics, English.,
    • Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.,
    • Great Britain -- Civilization.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Robert Briffault; a selection of extracts with a preface and comments by Alan Sinclair Sidgwick. With 3 caricatures.
      ContributionsSidgwick, Alan Sinclair, ed.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDA566 .B72
      The Physical Object
      Pagination1 p. l., 5-80 p., 1 l.
      Number of Pages80
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6422055M
      LC Control Number41018646
      OCLC/WorldCa20742251

      The Decline and Fall of the British Empire covers a vast canvas, which Brendon fills with vivid particulars, from brief lives to telling anecdotes to comic episodes to symbolic moments." Light exterior wear. Binding is tight. Text is clean and unmarked. Seller Inventory # More information about this seller | Contact this seller A book with so ambitious a title as "The Rise and Fall of the British Empire" holds much promise for the reader. Visions of + page tomes come to mind. After all, there is a lot of time and history involved with so monumental a subject/5(90).

      About The Decline and Fall of the British Empire, A WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD NOTABLE BOOK After the American Revolution, the British Empire appeared to be doomed. James' Rise and Fall of the British Empire is a nifty summary of the British empire from the s to the early s. While it would take volumes to accurately recount the history of Britain, Rise and Fall is a handy, fast-paced summary of the British expansion and contraction in about a 40o-year period/5.

      His most important work, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, was published in six volumes between and The Decline and Fall is known for the quality and irony of its prose, its use of primary sources, and its open criticism of organised religion/5. The British Empire is both cause and effect of this spectacular transformation. At first an exercise in straightforward profit-making, foreign exploration and colonization by British settlers, traders, and entrepreneurs soon gave rise to serious moral misgivings about 4/5(8).


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The decline and fall of the British empire When the Great Exhibition opened inBritain was the greatest imperial power in history. At the launch of the Festival of Britain inthat empire was crumbling before the nation's eyes.

Your next book, Roy MacLaren’s Commissions High: Canada in London,looks at how World War II affected Canada’s ties with Britain. This is another way of thinking about the Empire.

I chose these five books because I wanted to bear out Ronald Hyam’s observation that it is an astonishingly complicated and varied phenomenon and there are different ways of coming at it.

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A blistering diatribe against practically everything British, in particular the hypocrisy that England is the bulwark of democracy. According to Mr. Briffault, an anthropologist and novelist as well as a political cynic, the British Empire is disintegrating, a process forwarded by Author: Robert Gale Woolbert.

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Then, within a generation, the mighty structure collapsed, a rapid demise. No empire has been larger or more diverse than the British Empire.

At its apogee in the s, 42 million Britons governed million foreign subjects. Britannia ruled the waves and a quarter of the earth's surface was painted red on the map.

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