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Julio Crespo MacLennan

The British Empire (I) URL: http://www.march.es/conferencias/anteriores/voz.aspx?p1=22896&l=2

How and why the inhabitants of a small island in Northeast Europe managed to create the biggest empire in the history of humanity. What was the contribution of Great Britain and its empire to the development of the modern world. When and how did the British empire fall, and which are its legacies. These will be some of the main questions we will address in these conferences.

We will examine the expansion trends and the growth of the British empire, the clashes with other European powers, and the evolution of the relationship between the colonies and the metropolis, as well as their contribution to the economical and political development of Great Britain. Lastly, we will analyze the impact of the empire over the development of sciences and arts, the evolution of the imperial aesthetic, and the empire's interpretation of British painting, music, and literature

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