First Published in 1988. These essays have been written to mark the retirement of Ronald Robinson as Beit Professor of the History of the British Commonwealth at the University of Oxford. The contributors have all at various times worked closely with ‘Robbie’ as pupils, colleagues and friends. They offer this volume to him with their thanks and great affection, both in recognition of his immense contribution to the revival and development of imperial or commonwealth history, and in the conviction that he has still much to offer all scholars in the field.
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Editors’ Note; Ronald Robinson: Scholar and Good Companion; Centre and Periphery in the Making of the Second French Colonial Empire, 1815–1920; Scottish Missions and Education in Nineteenth-Century India: The Changing Face of Trusteeship; The Giant that was a Dwarf, or the Strange History of Dutch Imperialism; Decentralized Violence and Collaboration in Early Colonial Uganda; Spoils of War: Sub-Imperial Collaboration in South West Africa and New Guinea, 1914–20; Imperial Collaboration and Great Depression: Britain, Canada and the World Wheat Crisis, 1929–35; Sir Alan Cunningham and the End of British Rule in Palestine; Africa and the Labour Government, 1945–51; Ronald Robinson and the Cambridge Development Conferences, 1963–70