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  • 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...

  • The Caribbean Postcolonialby Shalini Puri

    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...

  • 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...

  • Colonialism and Modernityby Paul Gillen

    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...

  • Commonwealth of Nationsby W. David McIntyre

    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...

  • Kenya Todayby Ndirangu Mwaura

    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...

  • 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$ 32.00

    Major new interpretation of the 1707 Act of Union and the making of the United Kingdom. more...

  • The Language of Empireby John Richardson

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 27.00

    This 2008 book seeks to discover what the Romans themselves thought about their empire by examining the changing meaning of key terms. more...