Imperial Meridian

The British Empire and the World 1780-1830

Author: C. A. Bayly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317870670

Category: History

Page: 312

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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.

Imperial Meridian

The British Empire and the World 1780-1830

Author: C. A. Bayly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781138174535

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Page: 312

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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.

Imperial Meridian

The British Empire and The World : 1780-1830

Author: Christopher Alan Bayly

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 295

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Recovering Liberties

Indian Thought in the Age of Liberalism and Empire

Author: C. A. Bayly

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139505181

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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One of the world's leading historians examines the great Indian liberal tradition, stretching from Rammohan Roy in the 1820s, through Dadabhai Naoroji in the 1880s to G. K. Gokhale in the 1900s. This powerful new study shows how the ideas of constitutional, and later 'communitarian' liberals influenced, but were also rejected by their opponents and successors, including Nehru, Gandhi, Indian socialists, radical democrats and proponents of Hindu nationalism. Equally, Recovering Liberties contributes to the rapidly developing field of global intellectual history, demonstrating that the ideas we associate with major Western thinkers – Mills, Comte, Spencer and Marx – were received and transformed by Indian intellectuals in the light of their own traditions to demand justice, racial equality and political representation. In doing so, Christopher Bayly throws fresh light on the nature and limitations of European political thought and re-examines the origins of Indian democracy.

Tributary Empires in Global History

Author: Peter Fibiger Bang,C. A. Bayly

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230307671

Category: History

Page: 294

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A pioneering volume comparing the great historical empires, such as the Roman, Mughal and Ottoman. Leading interdisciplinary thinkers study tributary empires from diverse perspectives, illuminating the importance of these earlier forms of imperialism to broaden our perspective on modern concerns about empire and the legacy of colonialism.

The Idea of Greater Britain

Empire and the Future of World Order, 1860-1900

Author: Duncan Bell

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400827978

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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During the tumultuous closing decades of the nineteenth century, as the prospect of democracy loomed and as intensified global economic and strategic competition reshaped the political imagination, British thinkers grappled with the question of how best to organize the empire. Many found an answer to the anxieties of the age in the idea of Greater Britain, a union of the United Kingdom and its settler colonies in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and southern Africa. In The Idea of Greater Britain, Duncan Bell analyzes this fertile yet neglected debate, examining how a wide range of thinkers conceived of this vast "Anglo-Saxon" political community. Their proposals ranged from the fantastically ambitious--creating a globe-spanning nation-state--to the practical and mundane--reinforcing existing ties between the colonies and Britain. But all of these ideas were motivated by the disquiet generated by democracy, by challenges to British global supremacy, and by new possibilities for global cooperation and communication that anticipated today's globalization debates. Exploring attitudes toward the state, race, space, nationality, and empire, as well as highlighting the vital theoretical functions played by visions of Greece, Rome, and the United States, Bell illuminates important aspects of late-Victorian political thought and intellectual life.

Rage for Order

Author: Lauren Benton,Lisa Ford

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674972805

Category: Law

Page: 264

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Lauren Benton and Lisa Ford find the origins of international law in empires, especially in the British Empire’s sprawling efforts to refashion the imperial constitution and reorder the world. These attempts touched on all the issues of the early nineteenth century, from slavery to revolution, and changed the way we think about the empire’s legacy.

Empire and Information

Intelligence Gathering and Social Communication in India, 1780-1870

Author: Christopher Alan Bayly,C. A. Bayly

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521663601

Category: History

Page: 412

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Christopher Bayly, already established as one of the most eminent historians of his day, writes a penetrating account of the evolution of British intelligence in India. He describes how Indian spies were recruited to secure political and social information about their subjects, and how the colonial authorities interpreted, and, in some cases, misinterpreted the information supplied. This book will become a classic in the field of Indian and imperian history, and will be read by both scholar and student alike.

The Raj

India and the British, 1600-1947

Author: Christopher Alan Bayly

Publisher: National Portrait Gallery

ISBN: 9781855140264

Category: Art

Page: 432

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Europe’s India

Words, People, Empires, 1500 - 1800

Author: Sanjay Subrahmanyam

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674972260

Category: History

Page: 416

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When Portuguese explorers first arrived in India, the maritime passage initiated an exchange of goods as well as ideas. European ambassadors, missionaries, soldiers, and scholars who followed produced a body of knowledge that shaped European thought about India. Sanjay Subrahmanyam tracks these changing ideas over the entire early modern period.

France in the Age of Henri IV

The Struggle for Stability

Author: Mark Greengrass

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317896300

Category: History

Page: 344

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This study was the first systematic attempt to reach behind the myth of Henri IV - famous for having brought order to France after long civil war - and explores the reality of his achievement. This Second Edition has been substantially updated.

The Birth of the Modern World, 1780-1914

Author: C. A. Bayly

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631236160

Category: History

Page: 568

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This thematic history of the world from 1780 to the onset of the First World War reveals that the world was far more ‘globalised’ at this time than is commonly thought. Explores previously neglected sets of connections in world history. Reveals that the world was far more ‘globalised’, even at the beginning of this period, than is commonly thought. Sketches the ‘ripple effects’ of world crises such as the European revolutions and the American Civil War. Shows how events in Asia, Africa and South America impacted on the world as a whole. Considers the great themes of the nineteenth-century world, including the rise of the modern state, industrialisation and liberalism. Challenges and complements the regional and national approaches which have traditionally dominated history teaching and writing.

Indian Society and the Making of the British Empire

Author: Christopher Alan Bayly,C. A. Bayly

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521386500

Category: History

Page: 246

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This volume provides a synthesis of some of the most important themes to emerge from the recent proliferation of specialized scholarship on the period of India's transition to colonialism and seeks to reassess the role of Indians in the politics and economics of early colonialism. It discusses new views of the "decline of the Mughals" and the role of the Indian capitalists in the expansion of the English East India Company's trade and urban settlements. It considers the reasons for the inability of indigenous states to withstand the British, but also highlights the relative failure of the Company to transform India into a quiescent and profitable colony. Finally it deals with changes in India's ecology, social organization, and ideologies in the early nineteenth century, and the nature of Indian resistance to colonialism, including the Rebellion of 1857.

Ireland since 1800

Conflict and Conformity

Author: K.Theodore Hoppen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317881923

Category: History

Page: 360

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The second edition of this bestselling survey of modern Irish history covers social, religious as well as political history and offers a distinctive combination of chronological and thematic approaches.

The East India Company 1784 - 1834

Author: C. H. Philips

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1446545199

Category: History

Page: 388

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Originally published in 1940, this '.is the first detailed study and appraisal of the relations between the Court of Directors and the Board of Control during the fifty formative years after Pitt set up this government office to direct and control the Company's Indian administration. it was an extremely intricate system of dual government with checks and balances and interlocking factions and interests.' Contents Include: The East India House, 1784-1834 The Opposition of the Indian Interest, 1784-88 The Ascendancy of Dundas, 1788 94 The Revolt of the Shipping Interest 1794-1802 The Triumph of the Shipping Interest, 1802-06 The India House Divided Against Itself, 1806-12 Buckinghamshire Versus The India House, 1812-16 Canning's East India Policy, 1816-22 The Failure of the Private Trade Interest, 1822-30 The Company's Surrender, 1830-34 Concluding Remarks

Origins of Nationality in South Asia

Patriotism and Ethical Government in the Making of Modern India

Author: C. A. Bayly

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195658415

Category: History

Page: 338

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This paperback edition considers the ideological and institutional antecedents of mature Indian nationalism covering topics like swadeshi, Indina resistance, and communalism.

Politics under the Later Stuarts

Party Conflict in a Divided Society 1660-1715

Author: Tim Harris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317900375

Category: History

Page: 276

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The first major study of party conflict in England over the later Stuart period from the reign of Charles II to its culmination under Anne. Tim Harris shows how the party configuration of subsequent British politics emerged in these crucial years. He deals not only with high politics and with the organisation of the new parties, but also with the ideological roots of party strife.

Pax Britannica?

British Foreign Policy 1789-1914

Author: Muriel E. Chamberlain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131787062X

Category: History

Page: 232

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Pax Britannica? is a study of Britain's international role and foreign policy during the century of her imperial greatness. The study shows how her foreign policy was affected, and to some extent, dictated by her domestic political issues. In her stimulating and readable study, Dr Chamberlain explains the how the whole nature of foreign-policy making changed in the nineteenth century. Once the preserve of a small handful of monarchs and professional diplomats, it was transformed by the expansion of the fanchise, the influence of the press and the mobilisation of public opinion by men such as Disraeli and Palmerston.