The governance of empire

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byPercy Arthur Baxter Silburn

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1910 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. THE BEGINNING OF BRITISH IMPERIALISM. British The preceding chapters have served to remind us of nations imper1al1sm, have shone in the past either by virtue of their wisdom in government or by reason of those martial exploits which brought them into the front rank. We have seen how, even in ancient times, political questions considered to-day of a burning nature were controversial then. The review, though necessarily brief, of the history of some of the principal constitutionally governed states of the past, has been made with the object of impressing on the memory points of resemblance to and of difference from many that will be found in a survey of the history and government of the British Empire. But before discussing the system by which the Empire is governed it will be necessary to become well acquainted with the material of which it is composed and with the manner in which it has been brought together into that structure the management of which it is proposed to consider and, it is trusted not impertinently, to discuss critically. Imperialism is often erroneously defined as "the predominance of race ". A great British Imperialist somewhat thoughtlessly gave this definition on an important occasion1 and this has been distorted by enemies to mean the rule of one race or people involving the subjection and actual or potential coercion of others. But British imperial rule means nothing of the kind. Like the policy of Augustus it aims at the assimilation of many races under the beneficent rule of one sovereign. Growth of Up to the middle of the sixteenth century England, like England. 1 " Inaugural Address of Lord Rosebery as Lord Rector of Glasgow University," 1900. Rome and Venice before her, was acquiring that internal strength so necessary ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1910 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. THE BEGINNING OF BRITISH IMPERIALISM. British The preceding chapters have served to remind us of nations imper1al1sm,...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:126 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217386814

ISBN - 13:9780217386814

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