Missions and Empire


The purpose of the five volumes of the Oxford History of the British Empire was to provide a comprehensive survey of the Empire from its beginning to end, to explore the meaning of British imperialism for the ruled as well as the rulers, and to study the significance of the British Empire as a theme in world history. The volumes in the Companion Series carry forward this purpose. They pursue themes that could not be covered adequately in the main series while incorporating recent research and providing fresh interpretations of significant topics.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Norman Etherington
  • Eliga H. Gould
  • Andrew Porter
  • Alan Lester
  • John Barker
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford, England
Publication year:
  • 2005


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