|Title:||Last Post : The End of Empire in the Far East|
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|Publisher:||John Murray Pubs Ltd; New Ed edition (March 31, 2000)|
John Keay has built up a reputation for writing a series of singular narrative histories dealing with Asia in relation to European imperialism as in this book or his history of the British East India Company ("The Honourable Company"), as well as more general histories of individual countries ("China" and "India"). John Keay (born 1941) is an English journalist and author specialising in writing popular histories about India and the Far East, often with a particular focus on their colonisation and exploration by Europeans. John Keay is the author of about 20 books, all factual, mostly historical, and largely to do with Asia, exploration or Scotland. His first book stayed in print for thirty years; many others John Keay (born 1941) is an English journalist and author specialising in writing popular histories about India and the Far East, often with a particular focus on their colonisation and exploration.
The book is really divided into three parts. The first part charts the initial contact of the various Empires with the Far East. It explains why the Portugese were displaced by the Dutch and how the Dutch attempted to keep their area of influence insulated from the other European powers. The British, of course, were relative late comers but the European politics of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars was a catalyst for the Royal Navy and the East India Company to make inroads into the region
This book is a major and wide-ranging re-assessment of Anglo-American relations in the Middle Eastern context. It analyses the process of ending of empire in the Middle East from 1945 to the Yom Kippur War of 1973. It demonstrates that, far from experiencing a ‘loss of nerve’.
The End of Britain’s Informal Empire: The Middle East. Writing in September 1945, Baron Altrincham declared in a Colonial Office memorandum on British policy in the Middle East that ‘as a funnel of communication between the western, eastern and southern peoples of the British Commonwealt. e cannot allow any other Power to dominate and must preserve for ourselves the maximum friendship and goodwill’. Thus far, this essay has illuminated the various ways in which the process of decolonization within the British Empire often ran counter to London’s desires and interests. In Asia, Britain was forced to concede Malaya and Singapore, despite the evident economic and strategic advantages the two territories provided. In the Middle East, Britain was usurped from its last remaining (and so vital) strategic hub by the compulsion of economic crisis.
This book is a major and wide-ranging re-assessment of Anglo-American relations in the Middle Eastern context. Far from tamely acquiescing in a transfer of power to the United States, as Ritchie Ovendale and others contend, British decision-makers robustly defended their regional interests well into the 1960s and even beyond.
John Stanley Melville Keay FRGS, widely known as John Keay, (pronounced 'Kay') is a British historian, journalist, radio presenter and lecturer specialising in popular histories of India, the Far East and China, often with a particular focus on their colonisation and exploration by Europeans. In particular, he is widely seen as a pre-eminent historian of British India . In 1971 he gave up his correspondent's job to write his first book, Into India, which was published in 1973. Keay followed it with two volumes about the European exploration of the Western Himalayas in the 19th century: When Men and Mountains Meet (1977) and The Gilgit Game (1979). Last Post: The End of Empire in the Far East (John Murray 1997), ISBN 0-7195-5346-6. In particular, he is widely seen as a pre-eminent historian of British India The author of over some twenty-five books, he also writes regularly for a nu. .Awards and recognition. The professional recognition he has received has included the following:.
Last Post: The End Of Empire In The Far East. Keay has written a terrific book, but, to appreciate it, you have to know what it is and what it isn't. It's not a general history of the Middle East in the first half of the twentieth century, but rather a history of Western colonialism, or imperialism, in the Middle East during that time period.
As John Keay’s ambitious new book makes clea. hina’s history is intoxicatingly interesting and is sure to keep us on the edge of our geopolitical seats. Independent on Sunday. Absorbingly readable. John Keay’s books include ‘India Discovered’, ‘The Honourable Company’, ‘Last Post: The End of Empire in the Far East’, the two-volume ‘Explorers of the Western Himalayas’, ‘India: A History’, ‘The Great Arc’, ‘Sowing the Wind: The Seeds of Conflict in the Middle East’ and ‘Mad About the Mekong: Exploration and Empire in South East Asia’. He is married with four children, lives in Scotland, and is the co-author, with Julia Keay, of the ‘Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland’. Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start overPage 1 of 1. This shopping feature will continue to load.
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