Moguls and Mandarins:
Robinson and Gallagher and British Interests and Policies in the Ottoman Empire in the Early Twentieth Century
The ideas on imperialism of Ronald Robinson and John Gallagher have provoked more debate than those of any other modern historians on this subject. Whether one agrees or not with those ideas, it is not possible for any historian of British expansion overseas to ignore them – nor to ignore the language of imperialism which they have made essential currency. Much of the debate has focused on nineteenth-century Africa, since that was the subject of their major scholarly joint publication, but from their African and Indian research they have drawn a number of general propositions that are developed in their writings. ...