The New A-Z of Empire: A Concise Handbook of British Imperial History
The British Empire in its late-Victorian heyday spanned the globe and linked a quarter of the world’s population to Britain. The New A-Z of Empire responds to the current burgeoning interest in empires and covers 400 years of British imperial history from the founding of the East India Company in 1600, through the "First" and "Second" British Empires and includes the "Scramble for Africa," World War I, the Mandate System, Dominion status, World War II, nationalism, decolonization, and Commonwealth development. Over 400 alphabetical entries contain a mine of essential information including individual personalities, territories, political ideas, diplomacy, law, administration, business, commerce, exploration, art, and literature. Entries cover the essential factual information, but also include the latest historiography, extensive cross-referencing, an index, and suggestions for further reading, both in print and online. The New A-Z of Empire is an indispensable reference tool for students and specialists and the general reader.