Empire Reviewed Jeremy Black

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Empire Reviewed  by  Jeremy Black

Empire Reviewed by Jeremy Black
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The British Empire is much criticised and few defenders are to be found. There is almost a zeal, especially within the UK, to suggest that Britain was as bad as the most murderous regimes in history, with references to ‘Britain’s gulag’ whenMoreThe British Empire is much criticised and few defenders are to be found.

There is almost a zeal, especially within the UK, to suggest that Britain was as bad as the most murderous regimes in history, with references to ‘Britain’s gulag’ when discussing the treatment of the Mau Mau or equating the Bengal Famine with the actions of the Nazis. These criticisms, argues leading historian Jeremy Black, rest on emotion and hyperbole, rather than an informed knowledge of the British Empire or the other regimes.

Empire Reviewed offers a comprehensive and dispassionate assessment of Britain’s imperial history and its continuing legacy. It does not overlook the dark episodes in the story but offers a balanced and nuanced account of an institution which played such a central role in forging the world we live in today.Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter and the author of over 100 books including George III: America’s Last King, The British Seaborne Empire, and War and the World, 1450 – 2000 (all published by Yale) and The Slave Trade, The Curse of History, What If?

Counterfactualism and the problem of history and Historiography: Contesting the Past- Claiming the Future (all published by the Social Affairs Unit).Jeremy Black ought to be a National Treasure. Andrew Roberts



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