Professor Peter Cain
Emeritus professor in history
Phone 0114 225 5517
Research interests/current work
- Radical critiques of imperialism, 1780-1914
- The intellectual defence of empire in Britain, 1850-1914
Joint seminar with Sheffield University History department on Imperial and International History, 2001-6
Research outputs since 2001
British Imperialism, 1688-2000 (Longmans, 2nd ed. 2001) [with A. G. Hopkins]
Hobson and Imperialism: Radicalism, New Liberalism and Finance, 1887-1938. (OUP, 2002)
'Character and Imperialism: the British Financial Administration of Egypt, 1878-1914', Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 34, 2 (2006), 177-200
'Empire and the Languages of Character and Virtue in Late Victorian and Edwardian Britain', in 'Modern Intellectual History' 4, 2 (2007), 1-25.
'Capitalism, Aristocracy and Empire: some 'Classical' Theories of Imperialism Revisited', Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 35 (2007), 25-47.
'Radicalism. Gladstone and the Liberal Critique of Disraelian 'Imperialism'' in D. Bell (ed.), Victorian Visions of Global Order: Empire and International Relations in Nineteenth-Century Political Thought (Cambridge, 2007), 215-38
Imperialism: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies, 3 vols. (Routledge, 2001) [with Mark Harrison]