Mutiny and Insurgency in India 1857-58: The British Army in a Bloody Civil War (BOK)

Tony Heathcote

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The events of 1857 to 1859 were tragic and momentous. The challenge to British colonial rule was on an unprecedented scale. Initially a mutiny by local troops, the conflict spread to involve local princes, rulers and land-owners. The fighting was widespread and involved horrific acts of brutality by both sides as well as great courage. In modern parlance, war crimes, crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing were common-place. This book places these grim events into their historical, political and economic contexts. The author's use of sources including personal accounts brings events of a century and a half ago vividly to life and the reader gains a real understanding of the whole affair which made such an impression on Victorian Britain.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2007 Forfatter Tony Heathcote
ISBN 9781844155934
Antall sider 240 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 2,6cm
Vekt 590 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Asian history, Military history, Mutiny