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British Empire. Commonwealth of Nations. The Commonwealth

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  • Brit-Mythby Chris Rojek

    Reaktion Books 2008; US$ 19.95

    Chris Rojek explores the myths, misconceptions, and stereotypes of the British. 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...

  • Identity of Englandby Robert Colls

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 48.99

    Only forty years ago, English identity was not in question. Indeed it was hardly recognized as a subject for discussion, except perhaps in rather an ironic vein. Now, as certainty has given way to concern and every aspect of national life is changing with revolutionary speed, the 'national question' is back on the agenda. Robert Colls's... more...

  • The Empire of Cnut the Greatby Timothy Bolton

    BRILL 2008; US$ 173.00

    The reign of King Cnut the Great (1016-1035) marks a pivotal point in the history of both England and Scandinavia, yet his conquests and his consolidation of power remain under-appreciated and rarely studied. Almost all existing scholarship has been geographically centred on either England or Scandinavia. However, this study, through a series of studies... 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...

  • The Culture of the English Peopleby N. J. G. Pounds

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 48.00

    This wide-ranging book, first published in 1994, traces the development of popular culture in England from the Iron Age to the eighteenth century. more...

  • Race Politics in Britain and Franceby Erik Bleich

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 32.00

    Provides the first detailed historical exploration of race policy development in Britain and France. more...

  • To Hull and Backby Tom Chesshyre

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2011; US$ 12.99

    ? one of the best ways to get to know a country is to take yourself to the less touristy, less obvious destinations. And let?s face it: things don?t get much less touristy than Slough? As staff travel writer on The Times since 1997, Tom Chesshyre had visited over 80 countries on assignment, and wondered: what is left to be discovered? He... more...

  • Empireby Niall Ferguson

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 19.99

    A splendid history.... If Americans want to be convinced of the benefits of empire, as well as apprised of its costs, they need merely pick up Ferguson's dazzling book.- Weekly Standard more...

  • Thorps in a Changing Landscapeby Paul Cullen; Richard Jones; David Parsons

    University Of Hertfordshire Press 2011; US$ 23.99

    Considering the minor settlements of England?s Danelaw—villages known as thorps or throps—this history demonstrates how place-name evidence can be used to understand early cultures. By integrating linguistic and archaeological approaches, it establishes a compelling connection between the creation of these place-names and the fundamental changes taking... more...