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Empire and History Writing in Britain c. 1750–2012

Joanna de Groot


This book follows a particular thread of investigation and interpretation through the story of history writing in ‘Britain’ since the mid 18th century. The work covers the impact of involvement in empire on historical practice over this period. The purpose of this is to offer a different perspective on existing narratives of history and writing in Britain in its varied scholarly and popular forms by raising questions of imperial influence within those narratives. By positioning imperial themes within an account of ‘British’ history writing, the text thereby offers a postcolonial take on the st ... More

Keywords: Historiography, Empire, Britain, Interpretations, Imperial, United Kingdom

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780719090455
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719090455.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joanna de Groot, author