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  • Empireby Jeremy Paxman

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 15.98

    The influence of the British Empire is everywhere, from the very existence of the United Kingdom to the ethnic composition of our cities. It affects everything, from Prime Ministers' decisions to send troops to war to the adventurers we admire. From the sports we think we're good at to the architecture of our buildings; the way we travel to the way... more...

  • 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...

  • Empire as the Triumph of Theoryby Edward Beasley

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95

    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...

  • 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

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

  • From the Ruins of Empireby Pankaj Mishra

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 18.99

    A surprising, gripping narrative depicting the thinkers whose ideas shaped contemporary China, India, and the Muslim world A little more than a century ago, as the Japanese navy annihilated the giant Russian one at the Battle of Tsushima, original thinkers across Asia, working independently, sought to frame a distinctly Asian intellectual... more...

  • Geographies of Postcolonialismby Joanne Sharp

    SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 49.00

    A wonderfully written and highly illustrated introduction to post-colonial geography. 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...

  • A History of Modern Africaby Richard J. Reid

    Wiley 2011; US$ 44.95

    Updated and revised to emphasise long-term perspectives on current issues facing the continent, the new 2 nd Edition of A History of Modern Africa recounts the full breadth of Africa's political, economic, and social history over the past two centuries. Adopts a long-term approach to current issues, stressing the importance of nineteenth-century... more...