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Colonial Studies

  • After the Victoriansby A. N. Wilson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 30.99

    The distinguished historian A.N. Wilson has charted, in vivid detail, Britain's rise to world dominance, a tale of how one small island nation came to be the mightiest, richest country on earth, reigning over much of the globe. Now in his much anticipated sequel to the classic The Victorians, he describes how in little more than a generation Britain's... more...

  • Warriorby Libby Connors

    Allen & Unwin 2015; US$ 29.99

    The fascinating story of one of the great Aboriginal resistance fighters of the colonial frontier and a compelling portrait of life in early Brisbane. more...

  • The Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empireby Susan Pedersen

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    At the end of the First World War, the Paris Peace Conference saw a battle over the future of empire. The victorious allied powers wanted to annex the Ottoman territories and German colonies they had occupied; Woodrow Wilson and a groundswell of anti-imperialist activism stood in their way. France, Belgium, Japan and the British dominions reluctantly... more...

  • The Eagle and the Dragonby Serge Gruzinski

    Wiley 2015; US$ 74.95

    In this important new book the renowned historian Serge Gruzinski returns to two episodes in the sixteenth century which mark a decisive stage in global history and show how China and Mexico experienced the expansion of Europe. In the early 1520s, Magellan set sail for Asia by the Western route, Cortes seized Mexico and some Portuguese based in Malacca... more...

  • Ten Cities that Made an Empireby Tristram Hunt

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 17.58

    From Tristram Hunt, award-winning author of The Frock-Coated Communist and leading UK politician, Ten Cities that Made an Empire presents a new approach to Britain's imperial past through the cities that epitomised it The final embers of the British Empire are dying, but its legacy remains in the lives and structures of the cities which... more...

  • Francophone Postcolonial Studiesby Charles Forsdick; David Murphy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95

    This landmark text constitutes the first comprehensive overview of Francophone Postcolonial Studies. Moving away from reductive geographical or linguistic surveys of the Francophone world, this collection of original essays provides a thematic discussion of the complex historical, political and cultural links between France and its former colonies.... more...

  • Racismsby Francisco Bethencourt

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Racisms is the first comprehensive history of racism, from the Crusades to the twentieth century. Demonstrating that there is not one continuous tradition of racism, Francisco Bethencourt shows that racism preceded any theories of race and must be viewed within the prism and context of social hierarchies and local conditions. In this richly illustrated... more...

  • Cuisine and Empireby Rachel Laudan

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Rachel Laudan tells the remarkable story of the rise and fall of the world?s great cuisines?from the mastery of grain cooking some twenty thousand years ago, to the present?in this superbly researched book. Probing beneath the apparent confusion of dozens of cuisines to reveal the underlying simplicity of the culinary family tree, she shows how periodic... more...

  • Gender and the Making of Modern Medicine in Colonial Egyptby Professor Hibba Abugideiri; Professor Philippa Levine; Professor John Marriott

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    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 process in Egypt by the British colonial administration. It argues that the colonial state effectively transformed Egyptian medical practice and medical knowledge in ways that were decidedly gendered. On the... more...

  • Britain, the Empire, and the World at the Great Exhibition of 1851by Dr Jeffrey A Auerbach; Professor Peter H Hoffenberg

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Britain, the Empire, and the World at the Great Exhibition is the first book to situate the Crystal Palace Exhibition of 1851 in a truly global context. Addressing national, imperial, and international themes, this collection of essays considers the significance of the Exhibition both for its British hosts and their relationships to the wider world,... more...