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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Hegemonic Peace and Empireby Ali Parchami

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 150.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Wilsonian Momentby Erez Manela

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 18.99

    I. Spring of Upheaval. Part One: The Emergence of the Wilsonian Moment. II. Self-Determination for Whom?. III. Fighting for the Mind of Mankind. Part Two: Expectations and Mobilization. IV. President Wilson Arrives in Cairo. V. Laying India's Ailments before Dr. Wilson. VI. China's Place among Nations. VII. Seizing the Moment in Seoul. Part... more...

  • The Absent-Minded Imperialistsby Bernard Porter

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 37.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • War and Peace and Warby Peter Turchin

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 16.00

    Like Jared Diamond in Guns, Germs, and Steel , Peter Turchin in War and Peace and War uses his expertise in evolutionary biology to make a highly original argument about the rise and fall of empires. Turchin argues that the key to the formation of an empire is a society?s capacity for collective action. He demonstrates that high levels of cooperation... more...