Pass in at least two of the Level One modules offered by the Department of History. Module Summary The end of colonialism in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Pacific was one of the key events of the second half of the Twentieth-century. Yet there is agreement neither about its causes nor its meaning.
His family was from Oklahoma, and he was raised in Oklahoma City. His parents, Henry Edward Louis and Bena May Flood, were "solidly middle class people who set a strong example of the importance of work, thrift, and family.
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He traces his civil rights commitment to that experience. Louis entered OU in as a Letters major, an honors curriculum that included one ancient and two modern languages, English, history, and philosophy. He spent his second year of college in Freiburg and Paris, where he roomed with Hans-Peter Schwartz, a biographer of Conrad Adenauerand befriended Nancy Maginnesthe future wife of Henry Kissinger.
His time abroad kindled an interest in African and Middle Eastern nationalism. He was admitted to Harvard in This was "an approach so radically different from all others that it was a revelation," Louis later wrote. Antony's College at the University of Oxford. Arthur Smithiesthe great Australian economist, had told Louis: Louis said that Taylor was "not only the towering radical historian of our time, but also one of the great writers of the English language.
Ronald Robinson wrote, "At conference after conference, the circle of Louis' consultants widened with the number of contributors. He made his first major contribution to Imperial history as the grand impresario of symposia. Areas of scholarship, writing, and editing[ edit ] Louis is best known for his work on the British Empire and focuses mostly on official British policy and decolonization in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East after World War II.
As an author[ edit ] Louis has written a large number of books and articles about the British Empire from toparticularly concerning the Middle East, : His first major book, Imperialism at Bay,covers the contest between British and American officials over the fate of empire in the post-war world.
His second and most famous book, The British Empire in the Middle East,traces the critical years of Clement Attlee 's Labour government when the British maintained their informal influence in the Middle East with the backing of the United States, which saw the British Empire as a bulwark against the spread of communism.
As an editor[ edit ] While teaching at Yale University, Louis began his career-long practice of collaboratively editing books. Taylor's views on the origins of World War II. Later, Louis and Robert Stookey edited a book covering the creation of the state of Israel.
Another, with James Billrevisited the nationalization of the Iranian oil industry in in response to a movement led by Mohammad Mosaddegh. Yet another, with Robert Ferneastudied the Iraqi revolution of One of his most enduring edited volumes was The Robinson and Gallagher Controversya short volume that brought together the main lines of debate over the contributions of John Andrew Gallagher and Ronald Robinson to the history of the British Empire.
Their scholarly oeuvre remains one of the most important theories about the causes and nature of British imperial expansion. Published initially in five volumes, it brought together more than historians to cover four centuries of British imperialism.
Multiple reviewers in top academic journals lauded the series as one of the great achievements of the age. One reviewer, the historian Anthony Lowwrote, "All in all, these five volumes constitute an extraordinary achievement which has brought Roger Louis's dauntingly formidable editorial skills to their apogee He has brought the whole enterprise to a conclusion all in one go and in an astonishingly short period of time.
Those of us who have organized similar if very much more modest ventures can only mop our brows in amazement. He later withdrew those criticisms when it became evident that Louis had carried through the series with impartiality.
Brown and the author of the "Historiography" introduction to the fifth volume. The Queen made him a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in in recognition of his professional achievements. InLouis was appointed to a Kluge Chair at the Library of Congress for the spring semester.
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Introduction Imperialism is a political and economic ideology of Western Europe in the 19 th and 20 th centuries employed to justify the economic and political activities history of the western nations across their borders. The notion of imperialism in the 19 th centuries were popularly promoted by scholars like John Gallagher and Ronald Robinson who sees European Imperialism as a regardbouddhiste.com Wm.
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