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Colonial Studies

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  • Chapters of Brazil's Colonial History 1500-1800by Joao Capistrano de Abreu; Arthur Brakel; Stuart Schwartz

    Oxford University Press, USA 1998; US$ 44.99

    In Chapters in Brazil's Colonial History, Capistrano de Abreu created an integrated history of Brazil in a landmark work of scholarship that is also a literary masterpiece. Abreu offers a startlingly modern analysis of the past, based on the role of the economy, settlement, and the occupation of the interior. In these pages, he combines sharp portraits... more...

  • Christians and Public Life in Colonial South India, 1863-1937by Chandra Mallampalli

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    This book tells the story of how Catholic and Protestant Indians have attempted to locate themselves within the evolving Indian nation. Ironically, British rule in India did not privilege Christians, but pushed them to the margins of a predominantly Hindu society. Drawing upon wide-ranging sources, the book first explains how the Indian judiciary's... more...

  • Churchill, Hitler, and "The Unnecessary War"by Patrick J. Buchanan

    Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 20.00

    Were World Wars I and II?which can now be seen as a thirty-year paroxysm of slaughter and destruction?inevitable? Were they necessary wars? Were the bloodiest and most devastating conflicts ever suffered by mankind fated by forces beyond men?s control? Or were they products of calamitous failures of judgment? In this monumental and provocative history,... more...

  • Circumambulations in South Asian historyby J. Gommans; O. Prakash

    BRILL 2003; US$ 177.00

    This volume, written by a small number of scholars on colonial and medieval Indian history, ethnohistory and the new military history of South Asia, forms a tribute to one of the leading scholars in the field of Indian history, Professor Dirk Kolff. more...

  • Civilization and Empireby Shogo Suzuki

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    This book critically examines the influence of International Society on East Asia, and how its attempts to introduce ?civilization? to ?barbarous? polities contributed to conflict between China and Japan. Challenging existing works that have presented the expansion of (European) International Society as a progressive, linear process, this book... more...

  • Classics in Post-Colonial Worldsby Lorna Hardwick; Carol Gillespie

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 49.99

    Classical material was traditionally used to express colonial authority, but it was also appropriated by imperial subjects and put to new uses. In this collection of essays, international scholars debate the relationship between the culture of Greece and Rome and the changes that have followed the end of colonial empires. - ;Classical material was... more...

  • Colonial Americaby Mary K. Geiter

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2002; US$ 125.00

    This volume deals with the development of the American colonies from the first permanent settlement at Jamestown to the independence of the 13 which became the USA. more...

  • Colonial Armies in Southeast Asiaby Tobias Rettig; Karl Hack

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    Colonial armies were the focal points for some of the most dramatic tensions inherent in Chinese, Japanese and Western clashes with Southeast Asia. The international team of scholars take the reader on a compelling exploration from Ming China to the present day, examining their conquests, management and decolonization. The journey covers perennial... more...

  • Colonial Cambodia's 'Bad Frenchmen'by Gregor Muller

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Colonial Cambodia's "Bad Frenchmen" provides a captivating analysis of the gradual establishment of French colonialism in the late nineteenth century. Drawing on new materials from French, Vietnamese and Cambodian archives, it reconstructs a time during which France struggled to give meaning and substance to its Protectorate over Cambodia. It... more...

  • Colonial Encounters in New World Writing, 1500-1786by Susan Castillo

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 41.95

    Susan Castillo?s pioneering study examines the extraordinary proliferation of polyphonic or ?multi-voiced? texts in the three centuries following the first contact between Europeans and the indigenous peoples of the Americas. Taking a selection of plays, printed dialogues, travel narratives and lexicographic studies in English, Spanish and French,... more...