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Look Inside Imperialism

The Storyand Significance of a Political Word, 1840–1960

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  • Date Published: March 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521134828

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  • Professor Koebner's comprehensive study, published in 1961, of the changing concepts of Empire ended at the beginning of the nineteenth century. At his death he collected several thousand excerpts and notes. Mr Schmidt has compiled them and adding some chapters of his own to bring the inquiry up to the beginning of the 1960s. Mr Schmidt first carries the study of Empire to the political debates of the nineteenth century. He describes the various early meanings of imperialism, how it developed as a party slogan originally directed against Disraeli, and then how, towards the end of the century, it began to assume an assertive, positive tone. Mr Schmidt shows the further change the word in the Boer Wars, World War I and World War II. This study is not simply the biography of a word, but a history of political consciousness, important to historians and political scientists alike.

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    • Date Published: March 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521134828
    • length: 460 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.67kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Richard Koebner
    1. The imperialism of Louis Napoleon
    2. The name of the British Empire in the first decades of Queen Victoria's reign
    3. Colonial crises and the new meaning of Empire
    4. The rise of empire sentiment 1865–1872
    5. The significance of Disraeli's impact - legend and reality
    6. The establishment of imperialism as a slogan in British Party strife
    7. Imperialism - the national desire for Anglo-Saxon union
    8. The incorporation of Africa into the imperial idea and the climax of popular imperialism
    9. The revulsion against imperialism
    10. From sentiment to theory
    11. Hate-word of world struggle against Anglo-Saxon domination
    12. The slogan of imperialism after the Second World War
    13. Self-determination and world order

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    Richard Koebner

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