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Mad Dogs and Englishmen Ashley Jackson

Mad Dogs and Englishmen By Ashley Jackson

Mad Dogs and Englishmen by Ashley Jackson

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A visual 'grand tour' of the sights and scenes of the British Empire at its height.

Mad Dogs and Englishmen Summary

Mad Dogs and Englishmen: A Grand Tour of the British Empire at its Height by Ashley Jackson

Mad Dogs and Englishmen is a visually arresting and richly informative tour of the British Empire at its height, when its boundaries stretched from Cairo to Cape Town and from Winnipeg to Wagga-Wagga. The empire 'on which the sun never sets' embraced peoples as diverse as head-hunting Dyaks, Eskimos, Fulani horsemen, Gulf sheikhs, Canadian hunters, Zoroastrian pilgrims, and caparisoned maharajahs. In a sequence of thematic chapters examining every aspect of the Empire, from the imperial monarchy to the armed forces, and from district commissioners to dependent territories, Mad Dogs and Englishmen describes the shape and functioning of the largest imperium in world history. Each chapter consists of a lively and accessible essay, accompanied by a vivid and array of captioned pictures, evoking the fascinating spectacle that the British Empire presented to its citizens: the sights, scenes, and organizations that shaped the world view of people in Britain and its colonies and Dominions beyond the seas.

About Ashley Jackson

Dr Ashley Jackson is a senior lecturer in the Defence Studies Department at King's College, London. He completed his doctorate at New College, Oxford in 1996. His research concentrates on the history of empire, particularly the British Empire.

Table of Contents

Introduction. The British Empire: Red on the Map. New Worlds to Settle and Sell To: The Expansion of the British Empire. A Light Unto the Gentiles: Missionaries, Abolitionists and Humanitarians. The Source of the Nile: Exploration and Knowledge. Crown Imperial: The Imperial Monarchy and its Native Allies. A World to Govern: District Commissioners, Chiefs and Whitehall. Soldiers of the Queen: Gunning for the Empire on Land, Sea and Air. Steamer to Suez: Air Routes, Sea Lanes and Ports of Call. Colonial Gothic and Narrow-Gauge Tracks: Architecture and Engineering. Elgar and 'Chums': The Empire and Popular Culture. Elephant Guns and Leather on Willow: Sports and Safaris. The Playing Fields of Aligarh and Eton: Schools, Lodges and the Imperial Elite. The Imperial Treasure Trove: Produce and Marketing. Legacies of Empire. Further Reading. Index. Picture Credits. Acknowledgements.

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Mad Dogs and Englishmen: A Grand Tour of the British Empire at its Height by Ashley Jackson
Used - Very Good
Quercus Publishing
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