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  • 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...

  • 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$ 23.00

    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 Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    The Times Higher Education Supplement )]]> 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...

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

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 134.95

    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...

  • 1788by David Hill

    Random House Australia 2010; US$ 14.39

    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...

  • Revenue and Reformby H. V. Bowen

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 32.00

    Revenue and Reform considers how politicians in London tackled the many problems stemming from British expansion in India. more...