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MORRIS, J.: Pax Britannica – The Climax of an Empire (Pax Britannica, Vol. 2) (Abridged)

    
      

 

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MORRIS, J.: Pax Britannica – The Climax of an Empire (Pax Britannica, Vol. 2) (Abridged)

The Pax Britannica trilogy is Jan Morris’s masterly telling of the British Empire from the accession of Queen Victoria to the death of Winston Churchill. It is a towering achievement: informative, accessible, entertaining and written with all her usual bravura.

Pax Britannica, the second volume, is a snapshot of the Empire at the Diamond Jubilee of 1897. It looks at what made up the Empire—from adventurers and politicians to communications and infrastructure, as well as anomalies and eccentricities. This humane overview also examines the muddle of jumbled ideologies behind it, and how they affected its 370 million people.



Disc 1

  Pax Britannica - The Climax of an Empire (Abridged)
1.   Play with flash player Introduction read by Jan Morris 00:03:51
2.   Play with flash player Pax Britannica – The Climax of an Empire 00:07:07
3.   Play with flash player Within two minutes we are told… 00:04:31
4.   Play with flash player The Diamond Jubilee crystallized the new conception of Empire… 00:06:56
5.   Play with flash player Most Englishmen asked what it was all about… 00:05:31
6.   Play with flash player To other nations the imperial methods often seemed… 00:06:58
7.   Play with flash player The British had invented submarine cables… 00:06:03
8.   Play with flash player The movement of people out of the British islands… 00:06:29
9.   Play with flash player As for the flora and fauna… 00:06:50
10.   Play with flash player Beneath a low kopje on the Makabusi River… 00:06:12
11.   Play with flash player The Company had been, it is true, under a cloud… 00:04:00
12.   Play with flash player But far lower even than the vagrants in the social scale… 00:02:35
13.   Play with flash player The infatuated British public did not greatly concern itself… 00:04:35
14.   Play with flash player Trade was a steadier imperial impulse… 00:07:07


Disc 2

  Pax Britannica - The Climax of an Empire (Abridged)
1.   Play with flash player Such was the profit - mechanism of Empire… 00:06:15
2.   Play with flash player Many years before Dr. Livingstone had laid another trail… 00:04:22
3.   Play with flash player The evangelical mood was now past its prime… 00:04:14
4.   Play with flash player And there was one more stimulus to splendour… 00:06:02
5.   Play with flash player Another cause of racialism was fundamentalist religion… 00:05:06
6.   Play with flash player The British distrusted the product of this system… 00:07:26
7.   Play with flash player We have been speaking of the general… 00:06:23
8.   Play with flash player Like many another island fortress… 00:06:17
9.   Play with flash player Socially St. Lucia tended to dwell upon a past… 00:05:19
10.   Play with flash player 'No Caesar or Charlemagne,' Disraeli once said… 00:05:29
11.   Play with flash player Below Parliament, and subject to its Secretaries of State… 00:04:29
12.   Play with flash player It was an imperial maxim that the administrators of Empire… 00:05:24
13.   Play with flash player All over the Empire these administrators… 00:06:51
14.   Play with flash player Some of the greatest British jurists had presided… 00:05:29


Disc 3

  Pax Britannica - The Climax of an Empire (Abridged)
1.   Play with flash player Consider the island of Ascension… 00:06:14
2.   Play with flash player The imperial complexity was all too apparent… 00:02:52
3.   Play with flash player When Kipling first went east from India… 00:07:56
4.   Play with flash player By now the merchants of Empire, no less than the governors… 00:05:18
5.   Play with flash player Among the white settlers everywhere… 00:05:15
6.   Play with flash player The age of the great explorers was almost over… 00:04:00
7.   Play with flash player There were only three British soldiers whose personalities… 00:06:43
8.   Play with flash player Two politicians of very different stamp set the pace… 00:06:51
9.   Play with flash player Northward from the Punjabi village of Kalka… 00:06:21
10.   Play with flash player The British Government in India was a despotism… 00:05:27
11.   Play with flash player The Viceroy knew that his was a unique imperial trust. 00:06:11
12.   Play with flash player The New Imperialism was born out of a medley of moods… 00:06:43
13.   Play with flash player They liked their creature comforts… 00:05:06


Disc 4

  Pax Britannica - The Climax of an Empire (Abridged)
1.   Play with flash player Throughout the length and breadth of the Empire… 00:05:36
2.   Play with flash player They had developed to a new pitch of finesse… 00:06:06
3.   Play with flash player Much of the driving force of imperialism… 00:06:18
4.   Play with flash player But there was to this great communal exploit… 00:05:31
5.   Play with flash player It was by their buildings that earlier Empires were most… 00:07:37
6.   Play with flash player One day in 1836 Colonel William Light… 00:06:10
7.   Play with flash player The British had a genius for parks. 00:05:02
8.   Play with flash player Most of the statues in the British Empire… 00:05:58
9.   Play with flash player The difficulty about imperialism as a literary motif… 00:04:52
10.   Play with flash player Yet the third of our writers, a short - sighted journalist… 00:04:51
11.   Play with flash player In literature as in art, the British settlers overseas… 00:03:05
12.   Play with flash player Among the waters of the Indus Basin… 00:06:34
13.   Play with flash player But this was the railway age – its tail - end in Britain… 00:06:49
14.   Play with flash player They were making a start with tropical medicine. 00:04:14


Disc 5

  Pax Britannica - The Climax of an Empire (Abridged)
1.   Play with flash player In 1897 the most - frequented route into the goldfields… 00:05:44
2.   Play with flash player Canada was still a colony of the British Empire… 00:04:34
3.   Play with flash player The first Europeans in Canada were the French… 00:07:30
4.   Play with flash player The Pax Britannica was not a boastful fraud. 00:06:04
5.   Play with flash player But also at the Queen's command stood another army… 00:06:00
6.   Play with flash player The great shrine of the epic… 00:05:55
7.   Play with flash player To every right - thinking Englishman the Army was only… 00:05:01
8.   Play with flash player In materiel, too, the Royal Navy was deficient in some… 00:03:53
9.   Play with flash player Let us ourselves, guide in hand, wander around London… 00:07:28
10.   Play with flash player The New Imperialism was too new, and too sudden… 00:05:46
11.   Play with flash player A shifting population of colonials moved through London. 00:04:15
12.   Play with flash player But cause and effect were often muddled… 00:05:23
13.   Play with flash player By Telford's road or Stephenson's railway line… 00:04:57
14.   Play with flash player The British in Ireland did not think of themselves… 00:06:14


Disc 6

  Pax Britannica - The Climax of an Empire (Abridged)
1.   Play with flash player Of all the cities the British had created across the waters… 00:04:58
2.   Play with flash player Where there was not actual opposition… 00:04:40
3.   Play with flash player If precedents were anything to go by… 00:04:56
4.   Play with flash player Some of its foreign critics were merely jealous. 00:04:28
5.   Play with flash player The fashionable New Imperialist theory… 00:02:52
6.   Play with flash player Was it a Christian Empire 00:03:36
7.   Play with flash player Buried away among it all was a conviction… 00:03:57
8.   Play with flash player The British missed no opportunity to demonstrate the wealth… 00:05:35
9.   Play with flash player In these years African chiefs of savage splendour… 00:04:25
10.   Play with flash player But if in some corners of the British Empire… 00:04:04
11.   Play with flash player Queen Victoria went home happy on her Jubilee Day. 00:05:10

Total Playing Time: 07:18:56






Author(s):
Morris, Jan

Reader(s):
McMillan, Roy

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Non-Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0037

Barcode: 9781843794714

Release Date: 2011

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