This collection of essays honours David Fieldhouse, latterly Vere Harmsworth Professor of Imperial and Naval History at Cambridge and a foremost authority on the economics of the modern British Empire. The contributors include an impressive array of former students, colleagues, and friends, and their subjects range widely across the economic and administrative fields of British imperial history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Reflecting many of Fieldhouse's own areas of scholarly interest, the essays address economics and business, theories of imperialism, strategies of administration, and decolonization.
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African Affairs- "An impressive list of scholars has been assembled and the standard of the contributions is high."
International History Review- " It must have been a daunting challenge to try to honour David Fieldhouse, who ranks among the top three or four living historians of British imperial history ...This collection of essays, however, fully meets the challenge, and can be read in its entirety as a kind of progress report on British imperial history and the state of its scholarship, controversies, and interpretations."
Business History Review, Vol 73, No 3, Autumn 99
"A sparkling set of essays, uniformly interesting, readable and (certainly to this reader) useful."
African History Vol 42
"A high standard in research and presentation