Edward Ingram

Professor of Imperial History Emeritus

Areas of Study: EUROPE, BRITAIN & IRELAND, MIDDLE EAST, AFRICA AND ASIA, GLOBAL/COMPARATIVE.

Biography

Born in Calcutta, Edward Ingram studied at Balliol College, Oxford and at the London School of Economics. He took up his initial appointment at Simon Fraser University in 1966. Rising swiftly through the ranks, he was promoted Professor of History in 1978, the same year in which he became Editor of the International History Review. Although he retired from the department and University in 2003, he remains active as a scholar, invited speaker and Editor of the IHR.

Publications (Books)

  • Empire Building and Empire Builders (London: Cass, 1995).
  • Editor and compiler, Anglo-Ottoman Encounters in the Age of Revolution, by Allan Cunningham (London: Cass, 1993).
  • Editor and Compiler, Eastern Ouestions in the Nineteenth Century: Collected Essays, by Allan Cunningham (London: Cass, 1993).
  • Britain's Persian Connection, 1798-1828: Prelude to the Great Game in Asia (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992).
  • Editor, National and International Politics in the Middle East: Essays in Honour of Elie Kedourie (London: Cass, 1986), with an "Introduction: Six Variations on a Theme," pp. 1-15, and a chapter "How and How not to Negotiate with Iran," pp. 31-53.
  • In Defence of British India: Great Britain in the Middle East, 1774-1842 (London: Cass, 1984), xvii, 238 pp.
  • Commitment to Empire: Prophecies of the Great Game in Asia 1797-1800 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1981), xii, 410 pp.
  • The Beginninq of the Great Game in Asia, 1828-1834 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1979), x, 360 pp.
  • Two Views of British India: The Private Correspondence of Mr. Dundas and Lord Wellesley, 1798-1801, edited with an introduction (Bath: Adams and Dart, 1970), ix, 344 pp.

Publications (Articles)

  • 'India and the North-West Frontier: The First Afghan War' in Great Powers and Little Wars: The Limits of Power, ed., Elizabeth Jane Essington and Hamish Ion (New York: Praegar) 1993.
  • 'The Disguising and Timing of Conquest', Indo-British Review, 1994.
  • 'The Geopolitics of the First British Expedition to Egypt, III-IV, Middle Eastern Studies, xxi (1995), pp. 146-169, 339-367.
  • 'The Geopolitics of the First British Expedition to Egypt - IV: Occupation and Withdrawal, 1801-1803," Middle Eastern Studies, xxxiv (1995).
  • 'The Geopolitics of the British British Expedition to Egypt - I: The Cabinet Crisis of September 1800', Middle Eastern Studies, xxx (1994), pp. 435-460.
  • 'The Geopolitics of the First British Expedition to Egypt- II: The Mediterranean Campaign, 1800-1801', Middle Eastern Studies, xxx (1994), 699-723
  • 'The Geopolitics of the First British Expedition to Egypt - III: The Red Sea Campaign, 1800-1801', Middle Eastern Studies, xxx (1994)
  • 'Timing and Explaining Aggression: Wellesley, Clive and the Carnatic, 1795-1801', Indo-British Review, 1993.
  • "The Role of the Duke of Wellington in the Great Game in Asia, 1826-1842," Indica, xxv (1988), pp. 131-142.
  • "Where and for what shall we fight?" The International History Review, vii (1985), pp. 271-276.
  • "Illusions of Victory: The Nile, Copenhagen and Trafalgar Revisited, Military Affairs, xlviii (1984), pp. 140-143.
  • "Approaches to the Great Game in Asia," Middle Eastern Studies, xvii (1982), pp. 449-457.
  • "A Scare of Seaborne Invasion: The Royal Navy at the Strait of Hormuz, 1807-1808," Militarv Affairs, xlvi (1982), pp. 64-68.
  • "Family and Faction in the Great Game in Asia: The Struggle over the Persian Mission, 1828-1835," Middle Eastern Studies, xvii
  • (1981), pp. 291-309.
  • "Great Britain's Great Game: An Introduction," The International History Review, ii (1980), pp. 160-171.
  • "From Trade to Empire in the Near East--I: The End of the Spectre of the Overland Trade," Middle Eastern Studies, xiv (1978), pp. 1¬21.
  • "From Trade to Empire in the Near East--II: The Repercussions of the Incident at Nakhilu in 1804," Middle Eastern Studies, xiv
  • (1978), pp. 182-204.
  • "From Trade to Empire in the Near East--III: The Uses of the British Residency at Baghdad, 1797-1807," Middle Eastern Studies, xiv (1978), pp. 277-306.
  • "Lord Mulgrave's Proposals for the Reconstruction of Europe in 1804," The Historical Journal, xix (1976), pp. 511-520.
  • "A Strategic Dilemma: The Defence of India, 1874-1914," Militarqeschichtliche Mitteilunqen, xvi (1976), pp. 215-224.
  • "The Rules of the Game: A Commentary on the Defence of British India, 1798-1829," Journal of ImDerial and Commonwealth History, iii (1974-5), pp. 257-279.
  • "An Aspiring Buffer State: Anglo-Persian Relations in the Third Coalition, 1804-1807," The Historical Journal, xvi (1973), pp. 507-533.
  • "A Preview of the Great Game in Asia--I: The British Occupation of perim and Aden in 1799," Middle Eastern Studies, ix (1973), pp. 3-18.
  • "A Preview of the Great Game in Asia--II: The Proposal of an Alliance with Afghanistan, 1798-1800," Middle Eastern Studies, lX (1973), pp. 157-174.
  • "A Preview of the Great Game in Asia-III: The Origins of the British Expedition to Egypt in 1801," Middle Eastern Studies, lX (1973), pp. 296-314.
  • "A Preview of the Great Game in Asia--IV: British Agents in the Near East in the War of the Second Coalition, 1798-1801," Middle Eastern Studies, x (1974), pp. 15-35.
  • "The Role of the Indian Army at the End of the Eighteenth Century," Military History Journal, ii (1973), pp. 216-222.
  • "A Further Confidential Letter from Wellesley to Dundas," Journal of Indian History, xlix (1972), pp. 15-20.
  • "British Strategy and High Command, 1783-1819,"
  • Militarqeschichtliche Mitteilunqen, xii (1972), pp. 165-172. "A Further Examination of the Mission of Mountstuart Elphinstone to Kabul," Journal of Indian History, xlix (1971), pp. 57-78.
  • "In Defence of British India--The Invasion Scare of 1798," Journal of Indian History, xlviii (1970), pp. 656-683.
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