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The British Empire [2 volumes]: A Historical Encyclopedia


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ABC-CLIO | English | 2018 | ISBN-10: 1440841977 | 706 Pages | PDF | 44.15 MB

by Mark Doyle (Editor)

An essential starting point for anyone wanting to learn about life in the largest empire in history, this two-volume work encapsulates the imperial experience from the 16th-21st centuries.

Provides primary sources that give voice to the people who ran, opposed, and were subjects of the British Empire
Consolidates the most up-to-date research from established and emerging scholars in the field in many countries and at many institutions
Includes a detailed introduction that succinctly puts the British Empire into historical context
Offers a chronology of events and episodes important to both the rise and fall of the British Empire
Provides a broad range of perspectives that focus not only on the white men who controlled the British Empire but also on the many people-such as women, indigenous peoples, poor Europeans, and Christian missionaries-who formed it
Avoids simplistic assessments of British imperialism as merely "good" or "bad," emanating an objectivity that enables readers to develop their own ideas about the nature of the empire

About the Author
Mark Doyle, PhD, is associate professor of history at Middle Tennessee State University. He is the author of Communal Violence in the British Empire: Disturbing the Pax
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