The British Empire: Apogee and Fall c.1890-1980

Trinity College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    The British Empire: Apogee and Fall c.1890-1980

  • Host University

    Trinity College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    British Studies, History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module offers a survey of the British imperial history from the heyday of empire at the turn of the twentieth century to decolonization after the Second World War. Taking a broadly chronological approach, the module considers such questions as: the governance of the empire, including the emergence of self-government and the evolution of the Commonwealth; ideas and ideologies of empire; interactions between the empire and indigenous peoples, including strategies for imperial control and forms of co-operation or resistance; the impact of empire on British life ? political, cultural, economic and diplomatic.

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