A Turn to Empire: The Rise of Imperial Liberalism in Britain and France

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A dramatic shift in British and French ideas about empire unfolded in the sixty years straddling the turn of the nineteenth century. As Jennifer Pitts shows in A Turn to Empire , Adam Smith, Edmund Burke, and Jeremy Bentham were among many at the start of this period to criticize European empires as unjust as well as politically and economically disastrous for the conquering nations. By the mid-nineteenth century, however, the most prominent British and French liberal thinkers, including John Stuart Mill and Alexis de ...

A Turn to Empire: The Rise of Imperial Liberalism in Britain and France 2006, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691127910

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A Turn to Empire: The Rise of Imperial Liberalism in Britain and France 2005, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691115580

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