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  • The Historical Encyclopedia of World Slaveryby Junius P. Rodriguez

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 195.00

    The first work of its kind to document slavery on a global scale, The Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery is a two volume set that provides an in depth portrayal of human bondage and the slave trade from ancient times to the present. Throughout history, civilizations have sought to dominate each other for riches and glory, the conquered often... more...

  • A Commonwealth of Thievesby Thomas Keneally

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    In this spirited history of the remarkable first four years of the convict settlement of Australia, Thomas Keneally offers us a human view of a fascinating piece of history. Combining the authority of a renowned historian with a brilliant narrative flair, Keneally gives us an inside view of this unprecedented experiment from the perspective of the... more...

  • Routledge Companion to Post Colonial studiesby John McLeod

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 38.95

    The Routledge Companion to Postcolonial Studies offers a unique and up-to-date mapping of the postcolonial world, and is composed of essays as well as shorter entries for ease of reference. Introducing students to the history of the great European empires and the cultural legacies created in their wake, this book brings together an international... more...

  • Empires of Religionby Professor Hilary M. Carey

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 110.00

    A sparkling new collection on religion and imperialism, covering Ireland and Britain, Australia, Canada, the Cape Colony and New Zealand, Botswana and Madagascar. Bursting with accounts of lively characters and incidents from around the British world, this collection is essential reading for all students of religious and imperial history. more...

  • The Queen's Other Realmsby Peter Boyce

    Federation Press 2008; US$ 55.00

    This book traces the long and sometimes subtle process of localising monarchy in the vice-regal office from the mid-twentieth century onwards, and compares the powers and functions of the Queen’s surrogates in Australia, Canada and New Zealand with each other and with those of the monarch herself, including their recourse to the so-called “reserve... more...

  • The Decline And Fall Of The British Empireby Piers Brendon

    Random House 2010; US$ 16.34

    No empire has been larger or more diverse than the British Empire. At its apogee in the 1930s, 42 million Britons governed 500 million foreign subjects. Britannia ruled the waves and a quarter of the earth's surface was painted red on the map. Yet no empire (except the Russian) disappeared more swiftly. Within a generation this mighty... more...

  • Lords Of The Horizonsby Jason Goodwin

    Random House 2011; US$ 13.61

    The Ottoman Empire has exerted a long, strong pull on Western minds and hearts. For over six hundred years the Empire swelled and declined; rising from a dusty fiefdom in the foothills of Anatolia to a power which ruled over the Danube and the Euphrates with the richest court in Europe. But its decline was prodigious, protracted, and total. ... more...

  • The Sugar Baronsby Matthew Parker

    Random House 2011; US$ 12.24

    For 200 years after 1650 the West Indies were the most fought-over colonies in the world, as Europeans made and lost immense fortunes growing and trading in sugar - a commodity so lucrative that it was known as white gold. Young men, beset by death and disease, an ocean away from the moral anchors of life in Britain, created immense... more...

  • Ten Cities that Made an Empireby Tristram Hunt

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    From Tristram Hunt, award-winning author of The Frock-Coated Communist and leading UK politician, Ten Cities that Made an Empire presents a new approach to Britain's imperial past through the cities that epitomised it The final embers of the British Empire are dying, but its legacy remains in the lives and structures of the cities which... more...

  • A Search for Sovereigntyby Lauren Benton

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    This book examines how European imperial powers imagined imperial space, constructing sovereignty in ways that merged geographic discourse with law. more...