Imperial Meridian: The British Empire and the World by C. A. Bayly

By C. A. Bayly

during this outstanding and impressive survey Dr Bayly stories the increase, apogee and decline of what has grow to be known as `the moment British Empire' -- the good growth of British dominion abroad (particularly in Asia and the center East) throughout the French innovative and Napoleonic period that, coming among the lack of the United States and the next partition of Africa, constitutes the significant section of British imperial history.

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