Download The Absent-Minded Imperialists: Empire, Society, and Culture by Bernard Porter PDF

Posted by

By Bernard Porter

The British empire used to be an incredible company. To foreigners it kind of outlined Britain within the 19th and early 20th centuries. Its repercussions within the wider international are nonetheless with us at the present time. One may possibly count on this to were mirrored in her society and tradition. this can be the 1st ebook to envision this assumption seriously opposed to the wider heritage of latest British society. Bernard Porter, a number one imperial historian, argues that the empire had a much decrease profile in Britain than it did out of the country. He argues that even though Britain was once an imperial kingdom during this interval, she was once by no means a real imperial society.

Show description

Read Online or Download The Absent-Minded Imperialists: Empire, Society, and Culture in Britain PDF

Similar england books

The Great Boer War

Arthur Conan Doyle witnessed the incidence of the Boer battle among Britain and the Boer Republics. He was once vastly affected and lent his significant writing talents to an outline of the conflict and its political surroundings.

Tewkesbury 1471: The Last Yorkist Victory

Книга Osprey crusade №131. Tewkesbury 1471 Osprey crusade №131. Tewkesbury 1471 Книги Исторические Автор: C. Gravett Формат: pdf Издат. :Osprey Страниц: ninety eight Размер: 18 Mb ISBN: 084176 514 three Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:Серия военныхкниг Campaignот Osprey. Скачать все ссылки (162книги, 5,7Gb) на серию Osprey crusade одним файлом:http://depositfiles.

Proceedings in the Parliaments of Elizabeth 1, Vol. 3 1593-1601

The files assembled during this quantity have been chosen through Sir John Neale and lots of of them have been utilized in his learn of the home of Commons and in his two-volume examine of Elizabeth's parliaments. they are divided into the diaries or journals complied through person contributors at the one hand, and at the different, separate bills of speeches meant for, or brought, in Parliament, and of different complaints in relation to unmarried matters.

Frommer's Portable London 2006 (Frommer's Portable)

Frommer's moveable publications supply the entire targeted details and insider recommendation of a Frommer's whole consultant yet in a concise, pocket-sized layout. ideal for the temporary traveller who insists on worth and does not are looking to go through or hold a vast guidebook, this sequence selects some of the best offerings in all expense different types and takes you instantly to the head attractions.

Additional info for The Absent-Minded Imperialists: Empire, Society, and Culture in Britain

Example text

This meant that part of the imperial relationship—arguably its essence—remained. The word often used to describe this was ‘neo-colonialism’, although it greatly resembled the much older ‘informal imperialism’ that was meant to have preceded the ‘formal’ stage. A third problem was that once the idea of informal economic imperialism came to be accepted, other ‘informal’ kinds of imperialism clamoured for consideration too. The most common was ‘cultural’ imperialism: a phrase Wrst used to describe the eVect of European religious proselytism in ‘Third World’ countries, and then American cultural expansion both there and just about everywhere else.

This is normal; the Jesuitical idea that early conditioning always sticks is demonstrably false in this Weld. In new situations people’s whole attitudes change. Britons who served in the colonies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries were obviously aVected by this, in ways that often put them out of step with the metropole. Race attitudes—to give one example—were more often moulded by the relationships these expatriates were placed in with other peoples, than by any cultural baggage they brought with them from home.

It is also why she withdrew from as many colonial engagements as she persevered with, starting with America. 37 In very few cases—the Canadian rebellions and the Indian ‘Mutiny’ are the major 17 empire and society exceptions before the Wnal years of the nineteenth century—did she really put herself out. She did not need to None of this should prevent us from characterizing Britain’s foreign policy in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as ‘imperialistic’ if we wish to, unless ‘imperialism’ is to be restricted to its narrowest possible deWnition; but it does mean that her imperialism was of a kind that did not need to involve her greatly domestically.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.14 of 5 – based on 48 votes