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- Icon Books 2003; US$ 11.95
Eighteenth century botany, starring Cook, Banks, and Linnaeus, was sexy, dangerous, and big business, and Fara reveals the existence, barely concealed under the camouflage of noble enlightenment, of the more seedy drives to conquer, subdue and deflower in the name of the British Empire. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1977; US$ 51.00
This account traces the history of the Portuguese overseas discoveries, following the expansion into the Atlantic island, the Madeiras, and the Azores. It continues the account with the history of Portuguese discoveries along the African coast, at Guinea, the Congo, and Good Hope, then follows the voyages of Vasco da Gama to India and to Cabra, Brazil,... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1996; US$ 66.00
In this trenchant critique, Grovogui demonstrates the failure of international law to address adequately the issues surrounding African self-determination during decolonization. Challenging the view that the only requirement for decolonization is the elimination of the legal instruments that provided for direct foreign rule, he probes the universal... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 41.00
Drawing on the long and varied history of discourses of cultural hybridity across the caribbean, this book explores the rich and fraught cultural crossings that are often theorized homogeneously in postcolonial studies as 'hybridity'. What is the relationship of cultural hybridity to social equality? Why have some forms of hybridity been enshrined... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1973; US$ 30.00
The author, a professor of history at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, presents a comprehensive survey of Commonwealth history from the time of soul-searching about the future of the British Empire, which marked the middle years of Queen Victoria?s reign, to the year when Britain decided to enter the European Community. The... more...
- University of NSW Press 2007; US$ 37.95
For five centuries, colonialism and modernity have shaped the cultures of the world. This book traces these interacting long-term historical processes, and the parallel history of anti-colonial movements and ideas. It outlines the rise to global dominance of Europe since the 16th century, and attendant modernity that shaped and defined this rise. more...
- Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 32.95
This is the story of modern Africa: the reality of poverty, underdevelopment and the donor community. Are governments using politics and imported culture to trap ordinary Africans in a weakening web of international friendship and economic partnership, more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 70.50
Through a detailed unpacking of the castaway genre's appeal in English literature, Empire Islands forwards our understanding of the sociopsychology of British Empire. Rebecca Weaver-Hightower argues convincingly that by helping generations of readers to make sense of, and perhaps feel better about, imperial aggression, the castaway story in effect... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95
In this sweeping history, bestselling author Amy Chua explains how globally dominant empires?or hyperpowers?rise and why they fall. In a series of brilliant chapter-length studies, she examines the most powerful cultures in history?from the ancient empires of Persia and China to the recent global empires of England and the United States?and reveals... more...