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Christopher Bayly

Andrew Gordon
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Professor Sir Christopher Bayly (C. A. Bayly, 1945–2015) was one of Britain’s most distinguished post-war historians of Asia and Empire. He broke new ground in his pioneering use of local sources, offering a different perspective on the relationship between imperial powers and colonies.

Among his many books are Imperial Meridian and The Birth of the Modern World; and, with Tim Harper, Forgotten Armies and Forgotten Wars.

He was awarded the Wolfson Prize for his entire oeuvre rather than a single work, and in 2007 was knighted for his services to history. He died in April 2015.

Remaking the Modern World

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