The Colonial Administrations of Sir Thomas Maitland: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Colonial Administrations of Sir Thomas Maitland

1st Edition

By C. Willis Dixon


274 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9781138393110
pub: 2020-04-01
Available for pre-order. Item will ship after 1st April 2020
Hardback: 9781138393097
pub: 2019-06-05
eBook (VitalSource) : 9780429401954
pub: 2019-05-23
from $20.00

FREE Standard Shipping!


First published in 1939, this volume describes many of the more colourful episodes in the career of Sir Thomas Maitland, while, in its account of his role as governor, it makes a valuable contribution to the study of early colonial history. Maitland was one of the most important figures in the formative period of the colonial administrative service during and immediately after the Napoleonic Wars. After a distinguished military career, he had two long periods of office in Ceylon, from 1805 to 1811, and from 1813 until his death in 1824 he acted as Governor of Malta and then of the Ionian Islands, where he made a lasting reputation for his vigour and honesty, as well as for his autocratic methods of administration which brought him to be popularly regarded as a tyrant.

Table of Contents

Part I. 1. Apprenticeship. Part II. 2. The British Occupation. 3. The Kandyan War and the Military Establishment. 4. The Civil Administration. 5. Agriculture and Commerce. 6. Finance. 7. The Judicial Establishment. 8. Religion, Education and Charity. 9. Maitland and the Colonial Office. Part III. 10. The Mastery of the Mediterranean. Part IV. 11. The Plague. 12. The Civil Administration. 13. The Administration of Justice. 14. Agriculture and Commerce. 15. Religion and Education. Part V. 16. The Constitutional Chart. 17. The Religious Establishment. 18. The Progress of Education. 19. The Economic Prosperity of the Islands. 20. Conclusion.

About the Series

Routledge Revivals

Are there elusive titles that you need and have been trying to source for years but thought that you would never be able to find?

Well this may be the end of your quest – here is a fantastic opportunity for you to discover past brilliance and purchase previously out of print and unavailable titles by some of the world’s most eminent academic scholars.

Drawing from over 100 years of innovative, cutting-edge publishing, Routledge Revivals is an exciting programme whereby key titles from the distinguished and extensive backlist of the many acclaimed imprints associated with Routledge will be re-issued.

The programme draws upon the illustrious backlists of Kegan Paul, Trench & Trubner, Routledge & Kegan Paul, Methuen, Allen & Unwin and Routledge itself.

Routledge Revivals spans the whole of the Humanities and Social Sciences, and includes works by some of the world’s greatest thinkers including Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Simone Weil, Martin Buber, Karl Jaspers and Max Beloff.

If you are interested in Revivals in the Behavioral Sciences, please visit

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General