Britain’s Imperial Century, 1815–1914

A Study of Empire and Expansion

  • Ronald Hyam

Part of the Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series book series (CIPCSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Ronald Hyam
    Pages 1-73
  3. Ronald Hyam
    Pages 203-279
  4. Ronald Hyam
    Pages 280-337
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 338-377

About this book


The undisputed best introduction to the history of the world-wide pattern of British activity in the nineteenth century, embracing its expansive spirit as well as its formal territorial empire. The dynamics of this extraordinary enterprise are considered broadly: the high-political concerns of strategy and international geopolitics are analyzed, as well as the economic dimension, missionary activity, and racial attitudes, together with a wide range of cultural aspects, including sport and the pursuit of sexual opportunity. Nor is the personal contribution of some of the leading Victorian figures neglected.


bibliography Britain cultural aspects dynamics empire expansion foundation Great Britain history history of literature pattern Victorian era

Authors and affiliations

  • Ronald Hyam
    • 1
  1. 1.Magdalene CollegeCambridgeUK

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