Australia's Empire (BOK)

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This is the first major collaborative reappraisal of Australia's experience of empire since the end of the British Empire itself. The volume examines the meaning and importance of empire in Australia across a broad spectrum of historical issues-ranging from the disinheritance of the Aborigines to the foundations of a new democratic state. The overriding theme is the distinctive Australian perspective on empire. The country's adherence to imperial ideals and aspirations involved not merely the building of a 'new Britannia' but also the forging of a distinctive new culture and society. It was Australian interests and aspirations which ultimately shaped 'Australia's Empire'. While modern Australians have often played down the significance of their British imperial past, the contributors to this book argue that the legacies of empire continue to influence the temper and texture of Australian society today.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2008 Forlag
Oxford University Press
ISBN 9780199273737 Antall sider 440
Dimensjoner 16,3cm x 24,2cm x 2,6cm Vekt 887 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Deryck Schreuder, Stuart Ward
Emner og form Australasian & Pacific history