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Colonial Studies

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  • Empire as the Triumph of Theoryby Edward Beasley

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 180.00

    Who were the first people to invent a world-historical mission for the British Empire? And what were the constituencies behind the development of the imperialistic thinking in mid-Victorian England? These questions are vital for understanding where the New Imperialism of the late nineteenth century came from. Empire as the Triumph of Theory takes... more...

  • A Different Shade of Colonialismby Eve Troutt Powell

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    This incisive study adds a new dimension to discussions of Egypt's nationalist response to the phenomenon of colonialism as well as to discussions of colonialism and nationalism in general. Eve M. Troutt Powell challenges many accepted tenets of the binary relationship between European empires and non-European colonies by examining the triangle of... more...

  • Legacies of Colonial Englishby Raymond Hickey

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 61.00

    This 2005 book explores the role of British dialects in the genesis and subsequent history of postcolonial varieties of English. more...

  • Empireby Stephen Howe

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 9.99

    Much of the world's history is the history of empires. But what has replaced the old territorial empires in world politics? This title seeks answers to such questions as: Do the United States and its allies, transnational companies, financial and media institutions, or more broadly the forces of 'globalisation', constitute a new imperial system? more...

  • Colonialism and Neocolonialismby Jean-Paul Sartre

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 30.95

    Colonialism and Neo-Colonialism is a classic critique of France's policies in Algeria in the 1950s and 1960s and inspired much subsequent writing on colonialism, post-colonialism, politics, and literature. It includes Sartre's celebrated preface to Fanon's classic Wretched of the Earth. Colonialism and Neo-Colonialism had a profound impact... more...

  • Researching Conflict in Africaby Elisabeth Porter; Gillian Robinson; Marie Smyth

    United Nations University Press 2006; US$ 28.00

    Parts of Africa experience persistent violence and seemingly intractable confl icts. These generally have deep historical roots dating to colonial periods and before, and many of them have become more destructive in the post-Cold war period. These violent confl icts have drawn researchers seeking to determine and explain why con- fl icts are prevalent,... more...

  • Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquestby Matthew Restall

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 19.99

    An exploration of the ways in which the history of the Spanish Conquest has been misread and passed down to become popular knowledge of these events. The book offers a fresh account of the activities of the best-known conquistadors and explorers, including Columbus, Cortes, and Pizarro. more...

  • Britain's Informal Empire in the Middle Eastby Daniel Silverfarb; Majid Khadduri

    Oxford University Press 1986; US$ 94.99

    Showing how Britain tried, and failed, to maintain its political influence, economic ascendancy, and strategic position in Iraq after independence, the author presents an analysis of the possibilities and limitations of indirect rule by imperial powers in the Third World. more...

  • Sovereigns, Quasi Sovereigns, and Africansby Siba N?Zatioula Grovogui

    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...

  • Foundations of the Portuguese Empire, 1415-1580by Bailey W. Diffie; George D. Winius

    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...