Jan Morris: Pax Britannica D
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- Label: NAXOS AUDIO BOOKS, 2011
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-13: 9781843794714
- Bestellnummer: 4925609
- Altersfreigabe: FSK ab 0 freigegeben - - -
- Spielzeit: 439:00 Min.
- Label: Naxos Audiobooks
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- Bestellnummer: 4925609
- Erscheinungstermin: 15.7.2011
Achtung: Artikel ist nicht in deutscher Sprache!
Disk 1 von 6
- 1 Introduction read by Jan Morris
- 2 Pax Britannica ? The Climax of an Empire
- 3 Within two minutes we are told
- 4 The Diamond Jubilee crystallized the new conception of Empire
- 5 Most Englishmen asked what it was all about
- 6 To other nations the imperial methods often seemed
- 7 The British had invented submarine cables
- 8 The movement of people out of the British islands
- 9 As for the flora and fauna
- 10 Beneath a low kopje on the Makabusi River
- 11 "The Company had been, it is true, under a cloud"
- 12 But far lower even than the vagrants in the social scale
- 13 The infatuated British public did not greatly concern itself
- 14 Trade was a steadier imperial impulse
Disk 2 von 6
- 1 Such was the profit-mechanism of Empire
- 2 Many years before Dr. Livingstone had laid another trail
- 3 The evangelical mood was now past its prime
- 4 And there was one more stimulus to splendour
- 5 Another cause of racialism was fundamentalist religion
- 6 The British distrusted the product of this system
- 7 We have been speaking of the general
- 8 Like many another island fortress
- 9 Socially St. Lucia tended to dwell upon a past
- 10 "No Caesar or Charlemagne, Disraeli once said"
- 11 "Below Parliament, and subject to its Secretaries of State"
- 12 It was an imperial maxim that the administrators of Empire
- 13 All over the Empire these administrators
- 14 Some of the greatest British jurists had presided
Disk 3 von 6
- 1 Consider the island of Ascension
- 2 The imperial complexity was all too apparent
- 3 When Kipling first went east from India
- 4 "By now the merchants of Empire, no less than the governors"
- 5 Among the white settlers everywhere
- 6 The age of the great explorers was almost over
- 7 There were only three British soldiers whose personalities
- 8 Two politicians of very different stamp set the pace
- 9 Northward from the Punjabi village of Kalka
- 10 The British Government in India was a despotism
- 11 The Viceroy knew that his was a unique imperial trust.
- 12 The New Imperialism was born out of a medley of moods
- 13 They liked their creature comforts
Disk 4 von 6
- 1 Throughout the length and breadth of the Empire
- 2 They had developed to a new pitch of finesse
- 3 Much of the driving force of imperialism
- 4 But there was to this great communal exploit
- 5 It was by their buildings that earlier Empires were most
- 6 One day in 1836 Colonel William Light
- 7 The British had a genius for parks.
- 8 Most of the statues in the British Empire
- 9 The difficulty about imperialism as a literary motif
- 10 "Yet the third of our writers, a short-sighted journalist"
- 11 "In literature as in art, the British settlers overseas"
- 12 Among the waters of the Indus Basin
- 13 But this was the railway age ? its tail-end in Britain
- 14 They were making a start with tropical medicine.
Disk 5 von 6
- 1 In 1897 the most-frequented route into the goldfields
- 2 Canada was still a colony of the British Empire
- 3 The first Europeans in Canada were the French
- 4 The Pax Britannica was not a boastful fraud.
- 5 But also at the Queens command stood another army
- 6 The great shrine of the epic
- 7 To every right-thinking Englishman the Army was only
- 8 "In materiel, too, the Royal Navy was deficient in some"
- 9 "Let us ourselves, guide in hand, wander around London"
- 10 "The New Imperialism was too new, and too sudden"
- 11 A shifting population of colonials moved through London.
- 12 But cause and effect were often muddled
- 13 By Telfords road or Stephensons railway line
- 14 The British in Ireland did not think of themselves
Disk 6 von 6
- 1 Of all the cities the British had created across the waters
- 2 Where there was not actual opposition
- 3 If precedents were anything to go by
- 4 Some of its foreign critics were merely jealous.
- 5 The fashionable New Imperialist theory
- 6 Was it a Christian Empire?
- 7 Buried away among it all was a conviction
- 8 The British missed no opportunity to demonstrate the wealth
- 9 In these years African chiefs of savage splendour
- 10 But if in some corners of the British Empire
- 11 Queen Victoria went home happy on her Jubilee Day.