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Colonial Studies

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  • Leprosy in Colonial South Indiaby Dr Jane Buckingham

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 160.00

    Leprosy is a neglected topic in the burgeoning field of the history of medicine and the colonized body. Leprosy in Colonial South India is not only a history of an intriguing and dramatic endemic disease, it is a history of colonial power in nineteenth-century British India as seen through the lens of British medical and legal encounters with leprosy... more...

  • The Island at the Center of the Worldby Russell Shorto

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2005; US$ 17.95

    A gripping narrative of New Netherland?a story of global sweep centered on a wilderness called Manhattan?that transforms our understanding of early America. When the British wrested New Amsterdam from the Dutch in 1664, the truth about its thriving, polyglot society began to disappear into myths about an island purchased for 24 dollars and a cartoonish... more...

  • British Interventions in Early Modern Irelandby Ciaran Brady; Jane Ohlmeyer

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 46.00

    This book offers a fundamental perspective on Ireland and Britain in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. more...

  • The Sacrificed Generationby Lesley A. Sharp

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 36.95

    Youth and identity politics figure prominently in this provocative study of personal and collective memory in Madagascar. A deeply nuanced ethnography of historical consciousness, it challenges many cross-cultural investigations of youth, for its key actors are not adults but schoolchildren. Lesley Sharp refutes dominant assumptions that African children... more...

  • On the Postcolonyby Achille Mbembe

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 30.95

    Achille Mbembe is one of the most brilliant theorists of postcolonial studies writing today. In On the Postcolony he profoundly renews our understanding of power and subjectivity in Africa. In a series of provocative essays, Mbembe contests diehard Africanist and nativist perspectives as well as some of the key assumptions of postcolonial theory.... more...

  • Imperial Ideology and Provincial Loyalty in the Roman Empireby Clifford Ando

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 34.95

    The Roman empire remains unique. Although Rome claimed to rule the world, it did not. Rather, its uniqueness stems from the culture it created and the loyalty it inspired across an area that stretched from the Tyne to the Euphrates. Moreover, the empire created this culture with a bureaucracy smaller than that of a typical late-twentieth-century research... more...

  • A Different Shade of Colonialismby Eve Troutt Powell

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 34.95

    This incisive study adds a new dimension to discussions of Egypt's nationalist response to the phenomenon of colonialism as well as to discussions of colonialism and nationalism in general. Eve M. Troutt Powell challenges many accepted tenets of the binary relationship between European empires and non-European colonies by examining the triangle of... more...

  • Law and Colonial Culturesby Lauren Benton

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 33.00

    Argues that institutions and culture serve as important elements of international legal order. more...

  • Science, Technology and Medicine in Colonial Indiaby David Arnold

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 54.00

    An historical reinterpretation of the role of science, technology and medicine in the making of colonial India. more...

  • Status and Respectability in the Cape Colony, 1750?1870by Robert Ross

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 33.00

    This 1999 book is a cultural interpretation of South Africa's colonial history, specifically the Cape Colony, between 1750 and 1870. more...