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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Geographies of Postcolonialismby Joanne Sharp

    SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 49.00

    A wonderfully written and highly illustrated introduction to post-colonial geography. 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$ 13.25

    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... 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...

  • Imperial Reckoningby Caroline Elkins

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 20.99

    A major work of history that for the first time reveals the violence and terror at the heart of Britain's civilizing mission in Kenya As part of the Allied forces, thousands of Kenyans fought alongside the British in World War II. But just a few years after the defeat of Hitler, the British colonial government detained nearly the entire population... more...

  • Lost White Tribesby Riccardo Orizio; Ryszard Kapuscinski

    Random House 2011; US$ 15.98

    Over three hundred years ago the first European colonialists set foot in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean to found permanent outposts of the great empires. This epic migration continued until after World War II when these tropical outposts became independent black nations, and the white colonials were forced, or chose, to return home. Some of these... more...