Britain"s Declining Empire

The Road to Decolonisation, 19181968 by Ronald Hyam

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Written in English
Cover of: Britain
Published: Pages: 482 Downloads: 575
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Subjects:

  • World history: from c 1900 -,
  • Inter-war period, 1918-1939,
  • Second World War, 1939-1945,
  • c 1945 to c 1960,
  • History: World,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • British Empire,
  • Europe - Great Britain - General,
  • History / Great Britain
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages482
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7767378M
ISBN 100521866499
ISBN 109780521866491

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Writing with an originality and authority that few can match, he has produced a vivid, riveting, frequently amusing and profoundly thoughtful book that marks a significant advance on other studies of decolonization and Cited by: "Elegantly and wittily written, Ronald Hyam's Britian's Declining Empire is a remarkable, comprehensive study of British decolonization that supersedes the existing key texts on the subject " -Nicholas J.

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At the launch of the Festival of Britain inthat empire was crumbling before the nation's eyes. From the archive Britain's decline; its causes and consequences. This valedictory despatch by Sir Nicholas Henderson was written as he retired from the. An authoritative political history of one of the world's most important empires on the road to decolonisation.

Ronald Hyam's book offers a major reassessment of the end of empire. 'There is no shortage of books on end of empire, but Britain's Declining Empire stands out from the crowd for reliability, readability and scholarship.

Writing with an originality and authority that few can match, he has produced a vivid, riveting, frequently amusing and profoundly thoughtful book that marks a significant advance on other studies of decolonization and Author: Ronald Hyam.

Britain's Declining Empire is centred around chronological chapters, with the four core ones giving due prominence to the vivid biographies of the officials involved, with essential details on their characters and views on imperial and colonial questions.

In 'Britain’s Declining Empire', Hyam uses a wide and varied selection of examples to contend that the international facet of decolonisation was, in fact, the primary consideration in British colonial policy of the mid-twentieth century.

Throughout the book, Hyam argues that the context of the Cold War was crucial in dictating British policy. Britain's Declining Empire - by Ronald Hyam February We use cookies to distinguish you from other users and to provide you with a better experience on our websites.

Your next book, Roy MacLaren’s Commissions High: Canada in London,looks at how World War II affected Canada’s ties with Britain. This is another way of thinking about the Empire. I chose these five books because I wanted to bear out Ronald Hyam’s observation that it is an astonishingly complicated and varied phenomenon and there are different ways of.

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The Decline and Fall of the British Empire. by Piers Brendon. Cape £25, pp The British empire is a five-act drama whose complex denouement remains an inescapable feature of 21st-century life. Britain's Declining Empire: The Road to Decolonisation, – - Ebook written by Ronald Hyam.

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Before World War II it was stated fairly, “The sun never set on the British Empire.” For decades, this was true: the British colonial Empire touched all corners of the globe. After the War concluded, however, a worldwide process of decolonization commenced in which Britain granted independence to all of its major colonies, beginning notably in India.

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The growth of wealth and comfort clearly can undermine the values of character, such as self-sacrifice and discipline, that led to a given empire’s creation.

Then the empire so affected by moral decline grows weaker and more vulnerable to destruction by forces arising inside or outside of it.

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Dean Acheson lamented that Britain had lost an empire and failed to find a role. This article appeared in the Britain section of the print edition.