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  • 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 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...

  • 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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 22.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 1788by David Hill

    Random House Australia 2010; US$ 15.82

    An extraordinary narrative history of the First Fleet, by the bestselling author of The Forgotten Children .Never before or since has there been an experiment quite as bold as this. Set against the backdrop of Georgian England with its peculiar mix of elegance, prosperity, progress and squalor, the story of the First Fleet is one of courage, of short-sightedness,... more...

  • Gender and the Making of Modern Medicine in Colonial Egyptby Hibba Abugideiri

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 124.95

    Gender and the Making of Modern Medicine in Colonial Egypt investigates the use of medicine as a 'tool of Empire' to serve the state building processes in Egypt by the British colonial administration, which effectively transformed Egyptian medical practice and medical knowledge in ways that were decidedly gendered. The book shows how the introduction... more...