The Britannic Vision: Historians and the Making of the British Commonwealth of Nations, 1907-48

Perfect | May 1, 2009

byW David McIntyre

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Shows the role of historians in making 'Dominion' status, which combined autonomy with unity and provided the peaceful route by which Canada, Australia and New Zealand gained their independence within the British Commmonwealth of Nations, while South Africa, the Irish Free State and India, also Dominions, chose to become republics.

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Shows the role of historians in making 'Dominion' status, which combined autonomy with unity and provided the peaceful route by which Canada, Australia and New Zealand gained their independence within the British Commmonwealth of Nations, while South Africa, the Irish Free State and India, also Dominions, chose to become republics.

W. DAVID MCINTYRE OBE, is a leading authority on the history of the Commonwealth, and author of over a dozen books, including Colonies into Commonwealth and A Guide to the Contemporary Commonwealth. He has also personally reported on Commonwealth Heads of Government and other Ministerial meetings for twenty years.

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Format:PerfectDimensions:377 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:May 1, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230227813

ISBN - 13:9780230227811

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations *  Preface *  List of Abbreviations * PART I: HISTORIOGRAPHY * Arthur Berriedale Keith *  Oscar D. Skelton *  Lionel Curtis *  Alfred Zimmern * H. Duncan Hall * Leo Amery *  Sidney Low *  Reginald Coupland * Kenneth Wheare * Keith Hancock * Harry Hodson *
Nicholas Mansergh * Patrick Gordon Walker *  J. Enoch Powell * John Coatman * Vincent Harlow * Margery Perham * Historians and Dominions * PART II: TERMINOLOGY * Britain, British, Britannic, British World * British Subject * Britishness * Responsible Government * Dominions *
Dominion Status * Home Rule * Commonwealth * Imperial Conferences * The Round Table * Organic Union * The Raj * Imperial Preferences * Imperial Defence * Society of Peoples * PART III: CHRONOLOGY * Federalism Frustrated * Ambiguous Equality *  Optional Sovereignty * Equality delayed - the Dominion of India *  Allegiance to the Crown *  Freely Associated *  Epilogue: Towards the Post Britannic Commonwealth *  Bibliography * Index