Money Finance And Empire 1790 1960

Author: R. F Holland
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136284346
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Scholars have recently begun to pay renewed attention to the economics of empire, focusing in particular on the requirements of metropolitan Britain's economy and on the activities of imperial businesses. Within this broad field, financial questions, not least the subject of investment overseas or the 'export of capital', have long had a prominent place, and have been equally affected by the development of new appraoches. The consensus as to the volume and direction of Britain's overseas investments is being vigorously challenged. Technological advances have encouraged on a greatly enlarged scale the compilation and analysis of information about British investments and shareholdings abroad. The gradual easing of restrictions on business records has increased facilities for the study, especially, of imperial and colonial banking. Work on the financial policies of central governments is revealing much of interest to students of twentieth-century colonial rule and decolonization. This collection of essays brings together a selection of the latest research on these and other themes, and, for comparative purposes, includes examples of recent continental work.

Finance And Financiers In European History 1880 1960

Author: Youssef Cassis
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521893732
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A highly distinguished team of contributors addresses the complex and crucial role of finance in European history during the period 1880-1960.

Abschied Vom Empire

Author: Gerhard Altmann
Editor: Wallstein Verlag
ISBN: 3835320718
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Das Britische Empire umfaßte im Zenit seiner Macht etwa ein Viertel der Erdoberfläche. Die Britische Navy durchpflügte Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts die Ozeane, als handele es sich bei ihnen um Binnenseen des Vereinigten Königreiches. Im Schatten der Pax Britannica verdichteten sich Kommunikationsstrukturen, die man heute mit dem Begriff Globalisierung charakterisiert. Kurzum: Das britische Weltreich hat untilgbare Spuren hinterlassen. Dennoch vollzog sich der Prozeß der Dekolonisation nach 1945 aus britischer Perspektive nicht nur vergleichsweise schnell, sondern auch erstaunlich geräuschlos. Die in jüngster Zeit von inner- wie außerwissenschaftlichen Impulsen neu angeregte Empire-Forschung hat jedoch Zweifel an der Version eines "disimperialism" ohne Trauma oder Tränen angemeldet. Allerdings fehlten bislang empirisch fundierte Untersuchungen zur inneren Dekolonisation Großbritanniens. Vor allem die veröffentlichte Meinung wurde von der Forschung weitgehend außer acht gelassen. Die Studie "Abschied vom Empire" schließt diese Lücke. Anhand der Berichterstattung in den britischen Printmedien wird die diskursive Begleitung der Dekolonisation in den vier Jahrzehnten nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg rekonstruiert. Analysen politischer Debatten und bürokratischer Planungen runden die Darstellung ab. Zur Sprache kommen dabei neben zentralen Etappen der Dekolonisation wie dem Rückzug aus Indien, Palästina oder Rhodesien auch übergreifende ökonomische und sicherheitspolitische Strukturen, die den Abschied vom Empire im Kontext der britischen Nachkriegsgeschichte verorten.

The Routledge Companion To Britain In The Nineteenth Century 1815 1914

Author: Chris Cook
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134240341
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The Routledge Companion to Britain in the Nineteenth Century, 1815–1914 is an accessible and indispensable compendium of essential information on the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Using chronologies, maps, glossaries, an extensive bibliography, a wealth of statistical information and nearly two hundred biographies of key figures, this clear and concise book provides a comprehensive guide to modern British history from the end of the Napoleonic Wars to the outbreak of the First World War. As well as the key areas of political, economic and social development of the era, this book also covers the increasingly emergent themes of sexuality, leisure, gender and the environment, exploring in detail the following aspects of the nineteenth century: parliamentary and political reform chartism, radicalism and popular protest the Irish Question the rise of Imperialism the regulation of sexuality and vice the development of organised sport and leisure the rise of consumer society. This book is an ideal reference resource for students and teachers alike.

Review Fernand Braudel Center For The Study Of Economies Historical Systems And Civilizations

Author: Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems, and Civilizations
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Railway Imperialism

Author: Clarence Baldwin Davis
Editor: Greenwood Pub Group
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The essays reflect on the imperial and anti-imperial effects of railways, whose rails traced the divergent paths of expanding capitalism, imperial strategy, and modernizing nationalism.

Evolution Of The World Economy Precious Metals And India

Author: John McGuire
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Moving From The Early Stage Of Capitalist Development To That Of High Imperialism And Beyond, This Volume Investigates How The World Economy Was Governed By The Needs Of Merchant Capital And High Imperialism From 1500 To 1750, And By Shifts In The Process Of Industrial Revolution In The Subsequent Period, From The 1870S To The 1940S.