Gentlemanly Capitalism and British Imperialism: The New Debate on Empire

1st Edition

Raymond E. Dumett

Routledge
Published February 25, 1999
Textbook - 248 Pages
ISBN 9780582327825 - CAT# Y158791

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Summary

The publication by Longman of P J Cain and A.G. Hopkins two-volume study of "British Imperialism" (1688-1914; 1914-1994) caused a sensation amongst historians of European imperialism and economic international history. The theory of `gentlemanly capitalism' - the complex of economic, social and political power centring on the City of London - which they developed to explain Britain's imperial expansion has since been expanded , both in its original theory and its implications. Here now is a purpose-built volume prepared in collaboration with the original authors which reviews the latest state of scholarship in the field and develops it further.

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