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The money in the British Empire

The money in the British Empire

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Published by Royal Colonial Institute in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Money -- Great Britain -- Colonies.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Lesley C. Probyn.
    SeriesCommon law abroad -- no. 421
    ContributionsRoyal Colonial Institute (Great Britain).
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Paginationp. 117-150
    Number of Pages150
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19186954M

      The height of British Empire’s relative economic power was around due to the Industrial Revolution. From then it went into steep relative decline as the USA and Germany rose. However by the start of World War One that decline was largely over. The phenomenon of imperialism has never been under such intense scrutiny, by such a wide range of academic disciplines, as it is today. From cultural studies to the history of science, academics are engaged in a series of debates about empire which move far beyond traditional preoccupations with metropolitan strategy, economics, and rivalry.

      And for many British historians, the British Empire was preeminent in achieving all this. As Niall Ferguson put it in his book Empire, “no organization in history has done more to promote the free movement of goods, capital and labour than the British Empire.. The purpose of the Wve volumes of the Oxford History of the British Empire was to provide a comprehensive survey of the Empire from its beginning to end, to explore the meaning of British imperialism for the ruled as well as the rulers, and to study the signiWcance of the British Empire as a theme in world history. The volumes in the Companion.

      Collecting coins of the British Empire is a very interesting field. You might wish to look up a book by "The Guidebook and Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins" which, though published in , still contains a lot of interesting data. Money of the British Empire Great Britain in actual circulation has the gold sovereign (value $) and half-sovereign ; the silver crown (value $1,), half-crown, .


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