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The Cultural Construction of the British World

Barry Crosbie and Mark Hampton


This book collects eleven original essays in the cultural history of the British Empire since the eighteenth century. It is geographically capacious, taking in the United Kingdom, India, West Africa, Hong Kong, and Australia, as well as sites of informal British influence such as the Ottoman Empire and southern China. The book considers the ways in which British culture circulated within what John Darwin has called the British “world system”. In this, the book builds on existing imperial scholarship while innovating in several ways: it focuses on the movement of ideas and cultural praxis, wher ... More

Keywords: British World, Cultural History, British Empire, Anti-slavery, Humanitarianism, India, Informal Empire

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780719097898
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719097898.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barry Crosbie, editor
Lingnan University

Mark Hampton, editor

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