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The Absent-Minded Imperialists: Empire, Society, and Culture in Britain
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by Porter, Bernard


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The British empire was a huge enterprise. To foreigners it more or less defined Britain in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Its repercussions in the wider world are still with us today. One might expect this to have been reflected in her society and culture. This is the first book
to examine this assumption critically against the broader background of contemporary British society. Bernard Porter, a leading imperial historian, argues that the empire had a far lower profile in Britain than it did abroad. He argues that though Britain was an imperial nation in this period, she
was never a genuine imperial society.

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  • Title The Absent-Minded Imperialists: Empire, Society, and Culture in Britain
  • Author Porter, Bernard
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Edition First Edition
  • Publisher Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Date 2004
  • ISBN 9780198208549
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