The theme is one of imperial defence and defence of empire, so chapters will be historiographical in nature, discussing the major features of each key component of imperial defence, areas of agreement and disagreement in the existing literature on critical interpretations, introducing key individuals and positions and commenting on the appropriateness of existing studies, as well as identifying a raft of Format: Paperback. Imperial military geography: the geographical background of the defence problems of the British Commonwealth. Book Description. A comprehensive account of the cultural and racial origins of the imperial security partnership between Britain and the dominions. John C. Mitcham demonstrates how a shared concept of 'Britishness' led to closer relations between the self-governing states of the empire, ultimately resulting in a unified effort during the Great s: 1. His book is fascinating and necessary.a aLaurence Smith, Professor of Geography, University of California Los Angeles aSome of the worst crimes in the American landscape are hiding in plain sight, and nobody has ever pursued them more thoroughly or explained them more chillingly and engagingly than Trevor by:
'This book is a groundbreaking study of the rise of the British imperial security regime in the nineteenth century. James L. Hevia’s mastery of rare military archives demystifies the trope of the Great Game and provides an extraordinarily detailed analysis of how the geopolitical boundaries of Asia were produced through a proliferation of route books, maps and statistics, and other apparati Author: James Hevia. The first comprehensive account of the cultural and racial origins of the imperial security partnership between Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Drawing on research from every corner of the globe, John C. Mitcham merges studies of diplomacy, defense strategy, and politics with a . “[An] ambitious and challenging new book [The Revenge of Geography] displays a formidable grasp of contemporary world politics and serves as a powerful reminder that it has been the planet’s geophysical configurations, as much as the flow of competing religions and ideologies, that have shaped human conflicts, past and present.”—Malise Ruthven, The New York Review of BooksCited by: The first comprehensive account of the cultural and racial origins of the imperial security partnership between Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South s: 1.
This book examines the ways in which European imperialism was facilitated and challenged by geographical theory and practice in the period It adds to current multi-disciplinary . The Committee of Imperial Defence was an important ad hoc part of the Government of the United Kingdom and the British Empire from just after the Second Boer War until the start of the Second World was responsible for research, and some co-ordination, on issues of military strategy.. Typically, a temporary sub-committee would be set up to investigate and report at length on a specific. Editorial Reviews. Empire of Defense is an important and original contribution to studies of US warfare, empire-building, and racial modes of governance. This well-researched and meticulously written book suggests that permanent war is not antithetical to liberal governance—it is, in fact, part and parcel of : University of Chicago Press. My details and settings My address book My payment methods My order history My Virtual Vouchers Create or View your Gift List Log out. Gift Lists. Find a Gift List Your Gift Lists Mobile Menu Categories Search. Search Search. Delivering to: Delivering to: X. Please select your country from the list below. If your country is not shown and you.