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The Cambridge Illustrated History of the British Empire

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For most of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the British ruled over a colossal empire that stretched from one end of the map to the other. One cannot contemplate modern history without considering the role of the British Empire. The Cambridge Illustrated History of the British Empire is an illuminating survey of the development and impact of the British Empire from ...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published January 26th 1996 by Cambridge University Press
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Like the British Empire itself this history book has a lot of colour but in the form of coloured pictures, rather than colourful text. The history represents a British liberal tradition at a time that it grapples with the fall of empire and its legacy. The result is somewhat mixed and as a result the history is drained a little of its colour (here I'm referring to the subject matter). So it needs those pictures to lift it up.
I felt that the book was too chaotic and unorganized, I didn't finish it because I didn't get a clear understanding of the subject from reading this book..
A reasonable overview of the British Empire. A book that didn't really reveal anything new but was a worthwhile read.
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