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  • Empire Islandsby Rebecca Weaver-Hightower

    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...

  • Day of Empireby Amy Chua

    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...

  • Union and Empireby Allan I. Macinnes

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    A major interpretation of the 1707 Act of Union and the making of the United Kingdom. more...

  • Communism and Nationalism in Colonial India, 1939-45by D N Gupta

    SAGE India 2008; US$ 34.95

    Communism and Nationalism in Colonial India, 1939-45 is an incisive and. original contribution to our understanding of the Communist Party of India`s approach. towards the Indian national movement and British colonialism from 1939 to 1945. Based on extensive use of archival material, private papers and rare documents,. the book is a critique of both... more...

  • Hegemonic Peace and Empireby Ali Parchami

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the language and the ideology of the Pax Romana, the Pax Britannica and the Pax Americana within the broader contexts of  'hegemony' and 'empire'. It addresses three main themes: a conceptual examination of the way in which hegemony has been justified; a linguistic study of how the notion of pax (usually translated as peace)... more...

  • The Absent-Minded Imperialistsby Bernard Porter

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 52.99 US$ 45.57

    Kipling, Elgar, Mafeking Night . . . all these conjure up an image of a British society besotted with imperial pride in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In fact the true picture was more complex than this and people reacted to their empire in different ways. Many were hardly aware of it at all. This lively book is the first study of the... more...

  • A History of Portugal and the Portuguese Empire: Volume 1, Portugalby A. R. Disney

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    A comprehensive overview and reinterpretation of Portugal's formation and history up to 1807 and of its wide-flung maritime empire. more...

  • Moroccan Soulby Spencer D Segalla

    University of Nebraska Press 2009; US$ 55.00

    Before French conquest, education played an important role in Moroccan society as a means of cultural reproduction and as a form of cultural capital that defined a person’s social position. Primarily religious and legal in character, the Moroccan educational system did not pursue European educational ideals. Following the French conquest of Morocco,... more...

  • The Empire of Civilizationby Brett Bowden

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 39.00

    The term ?civilization? comes with considerable baggage, dichotomizing people, cultures, and histories as ?civilized??or not. While the idea of civilization has been deployed throughout history to justify all manner of interventions and sociopolitical engineering, few scholars have stopped to consider what the concept actually means. Here, Brett... more...

  • Exclusionary Empireby Jack P. Greene

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    Exclusionary Empire examines the transfer of English traditions of liberty and the rule of law overseas from 1600 to 1900. more...