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Marshall, P. J. (Peter James)

Overview
Works: 185 works in 650 publications in 4 languages and 11,228 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Redactor
Classifications: DA16, 909.0971241
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Most widely held works by P. J Marshall
The making and unmaking of empires : Britain, India, and America, c.1750-1783 by P. J Marshall( )

27 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

P.J. Marshall deals with a crucial period in the history of the British empire in trying to explain how the British at the same time lost an empire in North America, while winning one in parts of India. He shows that British objectives were much the same all over the world
The Cambridge illustrated history of the British Empire by P. J Marshall( Book )

39 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of the development and influence of the British Empire examines British colonialism in various regions of the world and discusses the impact of imperialism on social and cultural history
The Oxford History of the British Empire by Nicholas P Canny( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 1,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford History of the British Empire is a major new assessment of the Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. It deals with the interaction of British and non-western societies from the Elizabethan era to the late twentieth century, aiming to provide a balanced treatment of the ruled as well as the rulers, and to take into account the significance of the Empire for the peoples of the British Isles. All five of the volumes in this series fully explore economic and social trends as well as political ones
Bengal--the British bridgehead : eastern India, 1740-1828 by P. J Marshall( Book )

14 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aim of Bengal: The British Bridgehead is to explain how, in the eighteenth century, Britain established her rule in eastern India, the first part of the subcontinent to be incorporated into the British Empire. Though the British were not in firm control of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa until 1765, to illustrate the circumstances in which they gained power and elucidate the Indian inheritance that so powerfully shaped the early years of their rule, professor Marshall begins his analysis around 1740 with the reign of Alivardi Khan, the last effective Mughal ruler of eastern India. He then explores the social, cultural and economic changes that followed the imposition of foreign rule and seeks to assess the consequences for the peoples of the region; emphasis is given throughout as much to continuities rooted deep in the history of Bengal as to the more obvious effects of British domination. The volume closes in the 1820s when, with British rule firmly established, a new pattern of cultural and economic relations was developing between Britain and eastern India
The great map of mankind : perceptions of new worlds in the age of enlightenment by P. J Marshall( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and Japanese and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a history of British perceptions of the exotic peoples and lands of Asia, North America, West Africa, and the Pacific who became well-known during that great age of exploration. It shows how the contours of intellectual and cultural history changed as news poured in. Philosophers contemplated man in a state of nature; the study of religion was broadened as Hinduism, the naturalistic religions of North America, and Chinese rites and ceremonies were revealed. Racial issues like slavery and negritude, questions about advanced versus backward nations, the great Chain of Being argument, and the Unchanging East theory became concerns of educated persons. Along with the impact of explorations on men’s ideas, the use of “sciences” like anthropology, ethnology, archeology, and philology came into vogue. And not incidentally, interest in empire grew, missionary zeal was strengthened, and tolerance and intolerance toward strangers struggled for dominance. It could be argued that by the end of this age of “enlightenment,” investigation of the inhabitants of these distant lands had reinforced those assumptions of superiority that were an essential feature of British global expansion. To that extent this book is concerned with the intellectual foundations of the second British empire, for it seeks to show how many of the attitudes present in Britain’s dealings with the world in her imperial heyday were formulated during the eighteenth century
Problems of empire: Britain and India 1757-1813 by P. J Marshall( Book )

25 editions published between 1968 and 2018 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book, first published in 1968, is a study of the impact made on Britain by the conquest of large parts of India in the second half of the eighteenth century. The sudden success of the East India Company in subjugating a vast population with a sophisticated civilization created problems of an unprecedented kind for Britain. It raised in an acute form questions about the scope and limits of state action, the rights of chartered bodies, the duties of conquerors to subject peoples, the appropriateness of exporting western ideals and concepts of law and government to Asia, and the manner in which the resources of the East could best contribute to Britain's power and wealth. These and similar topics were discussed at length in Parliament, the press, books and pamphlets, and in the correspondence of private individuals. A selection of this material, drawing on a wide and varied range of printed and manuscript sources, has been made to illustrate the arguments used in this debate and the manner in which solutions to some of the problems were gradually worked out over a period of more than fifty years. By 1813, after much trial and error, the outline of the political, administrative and economic links which were to bind India to Britain for much of the nineteenth century are already visible."--Provided by publisher
The impeachment of Warren Hastings by P. J Marshall( Book )

17 editions published between 1962 and 1965 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remaking the British Atlantic : the United States and the British empire after American independence by P. J Marshall( Book )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Remaking the British Atlantic focuses on a crucial phase in the history of British-American relations: the first ten years of American independence. These set the pattern for some years to come. On the one hand, there was to be no effective political rapprochement after rebellion and war. Mainstream British opinion was little influenced by the failure to subdue the revolt or by the emergence of a new America, for which they mostly felt disdain. What were taken to be the virtues of the British constitution were confidently reasserted and there was little inclination either to disengage from empire or to manage it in different ways, as is shown in chapters dealing with Britain's continuing imperial commitments around the Atlantic. For their part, many Americans defined the new order that they were seeking to establish by their rejection of what they took to be the abuses of contemporary Britain. On the other hand, neither the trauma of war nor the failure to create harmonious political relations could prevent the re-establishment of the very close links that had spanned the pre-war Atlantic, locking people on both sides of it into close connections with one another. Many British migrants still went to America. Britain remained America's dominant trading partner. American tastes and the intellectual life of the new republic continued to be largely reflections of British tastes and ideas. America and Britain were too important for too many people in too many ways for political alienation to keep them apart."--Publisher's website
The British discovery of Hinduism in the eighteenth century by P. J Marshall( Book )

24 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

East Indian fortunes : the British in Bengal in the eighteenth century by P. J Marshall( Book )

13 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford history of the British Empire by P. J Marshall( Book )

39 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continuing Oxford's five-volume comprehensive history of the British Empire, Volume II examines the history of British expansion from the Glorious Revolution of 1689 to the end of the Napoleonic Wars, a crucial phase in the creation of the modern British Empire. 13 maps
The eighteenth century in Indian history : evolution or revolution?( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The eighteenth century-the era of the fall of the Mughals, the rise of regional successor states, and the beginnings of British domination-has been a topic of intense academic debate. Can these events be understood as 'revolutionary', involving the fall of a great Asian imperial system and the emergence of British colonial rule with entirely different priorities? Or, were there underlying continuities between the Mughals, their Indian successors, and the early British, which produced a more evolutionary pattern of change?" "This volume pulls together some of the best essays on a subject with a wide-ranging introduction and exhaustive bibliography. Part of the prestigious Themes in Indian History series, it will be useful for teachers, researchers, and students of Mughal and Modern Indian history, economic history, and those interested in the establishment of colonial rule in South Asia. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Trade and conquest : studies on the rise of British dominance in India by P. J Marshall( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A free though conquering people" : eighteenth-century Britain and its empire by P. J Marshall( Book )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Eighteenth century by William Roger Louis( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume examines the history of British worldwide expansion from the Glorious Revolution of 1689 to the end of the Napoleonic Wars. It shows how trade, warfare, and migration created the Empire in the Americas and then in Asia
India and Indonesia during the Ancien Regime : essays( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Dutch and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writings and speeches of Edmund Burke by Edmund Burke( Book )

22 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume continues the story of Burke and the affairs of the East India Company which was begun in Volume V (OUP 1981, GBP70.00, 0-19-822417-6). By 1786, Burke had fixed on Warren Hastings as the main culprit for the abuses that seemed to him so glaring. He greeted Hastings's return to Britain with a parliamentary attack which culminated in a trial by impeachment in the House of Lords. This was to be one of Burke's major preoccupations for the rest of his life. The material presented in this volume covers two years of proceedings in the House of Commons and the first session of the trial in the Lords. Its highlights are two great set-piece speeches delivered to the Commons, which can be reconstructed from manuscript material as well as from contemporary reports; and the four-day oration with which Burke opened the prosecution before the Lords: for this a complete verbatim shorthand record exists. The material in these and other speeches is not only central to an understanding of Burke and India, but to his moral and political thought as a whole in the years immediately before the outbreak of the French Revolution
The writings and speeches of Edmund Burke by Edmund Burke( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke continues the story of Edmund Burke, the Rockingham party in British politics, and the American crisis. By 1774 Burke was already recognized as a master of parliamentary debate and an accomplished writer. By 1780, however, his reputation was to have risen substantially. Probably the most important single reason was his Speech on Conciliation with America, which was presented to the House of Commons in March 1775, published, and circulated to a wide audience on both sides of the Atlantic. In that speech, Burke used the full force of his intellect and eloquence to set out the Rockinghams' first comprehensive plan for achieving lasting peace in the Empire. The public commendation he received helped him to gain recognition for offerings such as his second conciliation proposal in November 1775, and his Letter to the Sheriffs of Bristol in 1777. It also gave him some of the confidence he needed to announce the Whig party's historic conversion to a moderate reform programme in his celebrated speeches on economical reform in 1779 and 1780.; Numerous writings and speeches in this volume are transcriptions of previously unpublished manuscripts from the collections at Sheffield and Northampton. These allow the reader new insights into the workings of Burke's mind not just in relation to the major political issues, but also to a multitude of engaging subjects such as education, capital punishment, religious dissent, and the return of the Rockingham Whigs to government power
The writings and speeches of Edmund Burke. Madras and Bengal, 1774-1785 by Edmund Burke( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford history of the British Empire by Robin W Winks( )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where should we situate the British Empire in the larger picture of world history? This fifth and final volume of The Oxford History of the British Empire shows how opinions have changed dramatically from one generation to the next on the nature and role of imperialism generally, and the British Empire more specifically. In these pages, a distinguished team of scholarly contributors discuss the many and diverse elements that have influenced writings on the Empire. Topics in this vein include the pressure of current events, access to primary sources, the creation of relevant university chairs, the rise of nationalism in former colonies, decolonization, and the Cold War. The chapters aim to demonstrate how the study of empire has evolved from a narrow focus on constitutional issues to a wide-ranging, multi-faceted analysis of international relations, the uses of power, and the influences and counter-influences between settler groups and indigenous peoples. The result is a thought-provoking cultural and intellectual inquiry into our understanding of the past
 
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The Cambridge illustrated history of the British EmpireThe Oxford History of the British EmpireBengal--the British bridgehead : eastern India, 1740-1828Problems of empire: Britain and India 1757-1813The British discovery of Hinduism in the eighteenth centuryThe Oxford history of the British EmpireThe eighteenth century in Indian history : evolution or revolution?Trade and conquest : studies on the rise of British dominance in India
Alternative Names
Marshall, P.J

Marshall P. J. 1933-....

Marshall, Peter J.

Marshall, Peter James

Marshall, Peter James 1933-

P. J. Marshall Brits historicus

P. J. Marshall historiador británico

Peter James Marshall

Peter James Marshall historiador britànic

Peter James Marshall historien britannique

پیتر جیمز مارشال

マーシャル, P. J.

彼得·詹姆·馬歇爾

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English (336)

Chinese (1)

Japanese (1)

Dutch (1)