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The British Empire through Buildings: Structure, Function, Meaning

John M. MacKenzie


The British Empire contributed greatly to the globalising of western buildings, towns and cities across the world. The requirements of security necessitated the construction of forts and barracks everywhere, while the need for mobility and ceremonial led to the use of large numbers of tents. As towns and cities developed, building types required for imperial rule, the operations of colonial economies and the comfort and cultural edification of Europeans appeared everywhere. These included government houses, town halls, courthouses, assembly and parliament buildings, company headquarters, custo ... More

Keywords: empire, buildings, cities, institutions, culture, race

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781526145963
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.7765/9781526145970


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John M. MacKenzie, author
University of Lancaster