British Routes to India.: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

British Routes to India.

1st Edition

By Halford Lancaster Hoskins


494 pages

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First published in 1928, this volume examines the routes to India which originated as a means of communication and casual trading voyages in the late 18th century but which evolved under European imperialism, adding vast significance and definite lines of access alongside economic and social uses in times of peace, strategic access in times of war and acting as political objects on all occasions. Halford Lancaster Hoskins responded to the solicitude of the Powers of Europe in relation to countries in the eastern Mediterranean, which had been a conspicuous feature of international relations since the rise of the Eastern Question.

Table of Contents

1. Beginnings of English Interest in Egypt. 2. International Competition for the Overland Route. 3. Blows at Britain’s "Feet of Clay". 4. Steam and the All-Sea Route to India. 5. Tentative Trials of the Suez Passage. 6. The Shaping of a British Eastern Policy. 7. Attempts to Open the Euphrates Route. 8. Paving the Way to India. 9. Establishment of the Overland Route. 10. The Comprehensive Plan of Communication. 11. Disputed Guardianship of the Routes to India. 12. Beginnings of the Suez Canal. 13. The Euphrates Valley Railway. 14. The Building of the Suez Canal. 15. Telegraphic Routes to the East. 16. Improvements in Eastern Communications. 17. Revival of Projects for an Alternative Route. 18. The Canal and the Control of Egypt.

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