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BeschreibungIn 1900 London was the capital of an empire that spanned the globe. This engrossing book is the first to examine the powerful city and its relationship with the British empire at the turn of the century.
PortraitJonathan Schneer is professor of history at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Pressestimmen"A very rich and wide-ranging book. The evocation of a great city is vivid and memorable." David Cannadine "This work of magisterial scholarship is a portrait of the city at that empire's zenith and turning-point." Janet Watts, Sunday Times "Jonathan Schneer... vividly displays the inhabitants and leaders of the capital of the world's greatest empire at the apogee of its self-regarding glory." Ben Pimlott, Independent "Specialists will certainly be amused, enterained and informed by Jonathan Schneer's presentation of fascinating information, as he creates a kaleidoscope of images and impressions of London in 1900." Martin Daunton, Times Literary Supplement "What is fascinating in Schneer's book is not how much has changed about London over the century but how little." Simon Jenkins, Evening Standard "... a work of persuasive scholarship, written with verve and insight... this rich and original study..." The Economist "A thorough, impressive tour of imperial London a century ago and of the dissenting voices that finally helped the sun set on this bastion of Eurocentrism. Schneer lets readers view the grimy streets, polished offices, and dockside warehouses of old London, as well as the hearts and minds of its elitist, racist denizens... [A] masterful work." Kirkus Reviews "Elegantly and imaginatively written, [this book] adds a new dimension to the history of the metropolis and to our understanding of the imperial idea at its zenith. It offers instruction and entertainment in equal measure." Peter Cain, International History Review"
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2001