Imperial Meridian: The British Empire and the World 1780-1830

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Routledge, Sep 17, 2016 - History - 312 pages
In this impressive and ambitious survey Dr Bayly studies the rise, apogee and decline of what has come to be called `the Second British Empire' -- the great expansion of British dominion overseas (particularly in Asia and the Middle East) during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic era that, coming between the loss of America and the subsequent partition of Africa, constitutes the central phase of British imperial history.



 

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Contents

List of Maps
Introduction
Political and Social Change in the Muslim Empires 16001800
Population consumption and commercialisation
The rise of the provincial élites
War Empire and the Colonies of Settlement to 1790

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C. A. Bayly

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