Here is the story of how the English acquired their vast domain; how they ruled, maintained, and exploited it; and how, within decades, they presided over its dissolution. Here are Britain's triumphs and also her stinging defeats, her heroes and her scoundrels. It is a full and fascinating chronicle of the growth of the British Empire and its people and of the impact that empire had on the rest of the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Corrie James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/001223/bk_high_001223_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you want to discover the captivating history of the Mughal Empire and British Raj, then pay attention...Two captivating manuscripts in one audiobook:The Mughal Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Mughal Empire in South Asia and the Impact the Mughals Had on the History of IndiaThe British Raj: A Captivating Guide to the British in India, Starting from the Indian Rebellion of 1857 to the Indian Independence Act of 1947Here are just some of the topics covered in part one of this audiobook:Origins of the Mughal EmpireIn the New LandHumayun of the Mughal EmpireThe Empire Under Emperor AkbarOne Hundred Years of the Mughal Empire (1605-1707) Memory of the Mughal EmpireAnd much, much more!Here are just some of the topics covered in part two of this audiobook:East India Company, the First British Presence on the Indian SubcontinentMahatma GandhiWorld War II, the “Quit India” Movement, and IndependenceAnd much, much more!So, if you want to learn more about the Mughal Empire and British Raj, get this audiobook now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Zenobia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/214740/bk_acx0_214740_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
By the mid-17th century, the existence of a land in the South referred to as Terra Australis was generally known and understood by the Europeans, and incrementally, its shores were observed and mapped. Van Diemen’s Land, an island off the South Coast of Australia now called Tasmania, was identified in 1642 by Dutch mariner Abel Tasman, and a few months later, the intrepid Dutchman would add New Zealand to the map of the known world.At the time, the English were the greatest naval power in Europe, but they arrived on the scene rather later. The first to appear was William Dampier, captain of the HMS Roebuck, in 1699, after he had been granted a Royal Commission by King William III to explore the East Coast of New Holland. By then, the general global balance of power was shifting, and with the English gaining a solid foothold in India, their supremacy in the Indian Ocean trade zone began. It was now just the French and the English who were facing one another down in a quest to dominate the world, but their imperial interests were focused mainly in India and the East Indies, as well as the Caribbean and the Americas. As a result, the potential of a vast, practically uninhabited great Southern continent did not yet hold much interest.By then the world was largely mapped. At the same time, a great deal of imperial energy was at play in Europe, particularly in Britain. Britain stood at the cusp of global dominance thanks almost entirely to the Royal Navy, which emerged in the 17th and 18th centuries as an institution significantly more than the sum of its parts. With vast assets available even in peacetime, expeditions of science and explorations were launched in every direction. This was done not only to claim ownership of the field of global exploration, but also to undercut the imperial ambitions of others, in particular the French. In 1769, Captain James Cook’s historic expedition in the region would lead to an English claim on Australia 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Fluxman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/123725/bk_acx0_123725_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What were the forces that thrust the British Empire to its extraordinary position of greatness and then just as powerfully drove it into decline? And why is nearly every nation on earth, in one way or another, the consequence of the British Empire? In these 36 lectures, Professor Allitt leads you through four centuries of British power, innovation, influence, and, ultimately, diminishment - four profound centuries that literally remade the world and bequeathed the complex global legacy that continues to shape your everyday life. This is a remarkable lecture series; one that will give you fresh insights into world history in a wide range of areas - political, economic, technological, social, and more. And it will also give you a comprehensive overview you won't find offered anywhere else - a context into which you can integrate new knowledge about this country, as well as understand the background of current events in so many other countries that were once part of Britain's empire, from Ireland to China, and in Africa and the Caribbean. Indeed, it seems fair to say that one cannot truly understand the most important aspects of world history without a firm grasp of the history of the British Empire. In giving you that grasp, these lectures draw on a vast range of critical events, riveting personalities, revealing anecdotes, and eloquent quotations. Compelling, comprehensive, and astonishing in the force of its narrative power, each lecture will give you a refreshing new understanding of what made the British Empire both great in its achievements and vulnerable to its eventual downfall. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick N. Allitt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000252/bk_tcco_000252_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nothing offends liberals more than Western imperialism—it is racism, sexism, and chauvinism all in one. And of course the epitome of Western imperialism is the British Empire, the biggest empire the world has ever known, covering at its height a quarter of the globe’s surface and ruling a quarter of the world’s population. Here, best-selling author H. W. Crocker III exposes—in brawling, rambunctious style—how the British Empire was actually one of the greatest establishers and defenders of freedom in history. So strap on your pith helmet for a rollicking ride through some of history’s most colorful events. The Politically Incorrect Guide to the British Empire provides a panoramic and provocative view of 400 years of history that will delight and amuse, educate and entertain. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ray Porter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/004608/bk_blak_004608_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Inglorious Empire, written and read by Shashi Tharoor. In the 18th century, India's share of the world economy was as large as Europe's. By 1947, after two centuries of British rule, it had decreased sixfold. The empire blew rebels from cannon, massacred unarmed protesters, entrenched institutionalised racism and caused millions to die from starvation. British imperialism justified itself as enlightened despotism for the benefit of the governed, but Shashi Tharoor demolishes this position, demonstrating how every supposed imperial 'gift' - from the railways to the rule of law - was designed in Britain's interests alone. He goes on to show how Britain's Industrial Revolution was founded on India's deindustrialisation and the destruction of its textile industry. In this bold and incisive reassessment of colonialism, Tharoor exposes to devastating effect the inglorious reality of Britain's stained Indian legacy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shashi Tharoor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/001104/bk_pauk_001104_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Die Marsianer greifen mit dreibeinigen Kampfmaschinen Großbritannien an, um von hier aus die rohstoff- und wasserreiche Erde zu erobern. Das irdische Militär kann den außerirdischen Invasoren nichts entgegensetzen und muss der Zerstörung der Städte tatenlos zusehen. Nur wenige Menschen überleben den Überfall und können sich im Untergrund verstecken. Hilfe bekommen sie schließlich von unerwarteten Verbündeten. H.G. Wells schrieb mit seiner spannenden Science-Fiction-Geschichte nicht nur den ersten Roman über eine feindliche Besetzung der Erde durch Wesen aus dem All, sondern auch eine Satire auf die Kolonialpolitik des British Empire. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Andreas Fröhlich. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/dave/001105/bk_dave_001105_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
They built some of the first communal structures on the empire's frontiers. The empire's most powerful proconsuls sought entrance into their lodges. Their public rituals drew dense crowds from Montreal to Madras. The Ancient Free and Accepted Masons were quintessential builders of empire, argues Jessica Harland-Jacobs.In this first study of the relationship between Freemasonry and British imperialism, Harland-Jacobs takes listeners on a journey across two centuries and five continents, demonstrating that from the moment it left Britain's shores, Freemasonry proved central to the building and cohesion of the British Empire. The organization formally emerged in 1717 as a fraternity identified with the ideals of Enlightenment cosmopolitanism, such as universal brotherhood, sociability, tolerance, and benevolence. As Freemasonry spread to Europe, the Americas, Asia, Australasia, and Africa, the group's claims of cosmopolitan brotherhood were put to the test.By tracking an important, identifiable institution across the wide chronological and geographical expanse of the British Empire, Builders of Empire makes a significant contribution to transnational history as well as the history of the Freemasons and imperial Britain. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brett Barry. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001737/bk_adbl_001737_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
War. Famine. Conquest. Death. Explore the rise and fall of history’s greatest empires. History Of Empires: Rise and Fall of the Greatest Empires in History! Understanding the Roman Empire, American Empire, British Empire, & Much More is a thrilling study of empires whose leaders lost sight of their civic obligations, leading to revolts, social disruption, and inescapable destruction. Explore the rise and fall of dynasties in Imperial China including the Mandate of Heaven and the dawn of the Zhou dynasty; the rise of China’s First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang; brutal civil war, and the reign of the Han; and the First Opium War and the Qing Empire. Investigate the rise of Sparta and its culture of courage and discipline, the defeat of Athens, the helot revolts that eroded Sparta’s might, and Sparta’s decline into backwater obscurity following defeat by Thebes in the Battle of Leuctra. Witness the faith and folly of the Ottoman Empire as it grew into one of the most powerful states in the world, reigned supreme for over 600 years, and fell into stagnation and decline because of degenerate, lackadaisical, or incompetent rulers. Glimpse the growth, consolidation, repeated defeat, and eventual dissolution of the Roman Empire. Examine Hammurabi’s elevation of Babylon, The Gate of the Gods, to peace and prosperity and centuries of conflict that led to the city repeatedly being sacked, rebuilt, razed, and reborn, and eventually buried beneath the sands of time, literally and figuratively. Watch the sun rise and set on the British Empire as it rose to a dominant world superpower, then plunged into war and financial ruin. Observe the colonization of North America and America’s growth from humble beginnings, through civil unrest and socio-economic upheaval, to emerge somehow stronger. Journey through war, famine, conquest, and death with History Of Empires: Rise and Fall of the Greatest Empires in History!/i 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Bubis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/100891/bk_acx0_100891_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.