Dictionary of the British Empire and Commonwealth

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Contains 650 entries in alphabetical order on the British Imperial past & Commonwealth present. A reference companion to the political, cultural, religious, military & economic events that have shaped the transformation of a Victorian Empire into a world community of 51 sovereign states & 26 dependencies, still linked in free association. It looks back to the beginning of British maritime expansion, but concentrates chiefly on the last 2 centuries. As well as providing outline histories of individual states, it offers guidance to the many Commonwealth organizations which link them. Includes biographical sketches; entries on cinema & theater, sports, natural disasters, railways, hill stations, & hotels. 7 maps.

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