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British Empire. Commonwealth of Nations. The Commonwealth

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  • Acts of Union and Disunionby Linda Colley

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 9.31

    The United Kingdom; Great Britain; the British Isles; the Home Nations: such a wealth of different names implies uncertainty and contention - and an ability to invent and adjust. In a year that sees a Scottish referendum on independence, Linda Colley analyses some of the forces that have unified Britain in the past. She examines the mythology... more...

  • The Coming of Rome (Routledge Revivals)by John Wacher

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    The Coming of Rome , first published in 1979, examines some basic features of Roman Britain: the cities, the towns, and the monuments of an urban culture. J.S. Wacher considers the evidence, mainly from inscriptions, of the people who inhabited or visited Britain during approximately the first two centuries of Roman rule. The Roman conquest of... more...

  • Mediterranean Heritage (Routledge Revivals)by David Scott Fox

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Mediterranean Heritage , first published in 1978, offers a wide-ranging and perceptive discussion of the often concealed links between English culture and the common heritage of Western Europe: the Graeco-Roman legacy of the Mediterranean. There seems to have been no time when England has not been in touch with the civilisations of Greece and... more...

  • Disunited Kingdomsby Michael Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 40.99

    In the last decades of the thirteenth century the British Isles appeared to be on the point of unified rule, dominated by the lordship, law and language of the English. However by 1400 Britain and Ireland were divided between the warring kings of England and Scotland, and peoples still starkly defined by race and nation. Why did the apparent trends... more...

  • Transformation of Medieval England 1370-1529, Theby J.A.F Thomson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 86.95

    A detailed survey which examines the major developments in English society during this period of social crises, population decline, agarian unrest, the introduction to enclosures - and political tensions particularly over succession. more...

  • Decolonisationby Nicholas White

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 27.95

    This updated Seminar Study provides an overview of the process of British decolonisation. The eclipse of the British Empire has been one of the central features of post-war international history. At the end of the Second World War the empire still spanned the globe and yet by the mid-1960s most of Britain?s major dependencies had achieved independence.... more...

  • Imperial Britainby Andrew S. Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    This new study considers the impact of the empire upon modern British political culture. The economic and cultural legacy of empire have received a great deal of attention, but historians have neglected the effects of empire upon the domestic British political scene. Dr Thompson explores economic, demographic, intellectual and military influences and... more...

  • Colonialismby Norrie Macqueen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 35.95

    Europe?s rapacious hunger for other people?s lands is one of the key shaping forces of our contemporary world.  Everything is touched by our colonial past, from the way we see the world to the food we eat. Our contemporary preoccupations and ills ? from globalization to humanitarian intervention to international terrorism ? have colonialism somewhere... more...

  • Early Britainby Grant Allen

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Though he got his start in the field of higher education, Grant Allen later found his niche as a writer of popular fiction and nonfiction. Allen's series of history texts presents the highlights of important periods, along with key aspects of social, political and economic context, in an engaging narrative style that will keep readers hooked. more...

  • The Second British Empireby Timothy H. Parsons

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 37.99

    At its peak, the British Empire spanned the world and linked diverse populations in a vast network of exchange that spread people, wealth, commodities, cultures, and ideas around the globe. At the turn of the twentieth century, this empire, which made Britain one of the premier global superpowers, appeared invincible and eternal. This compelling... more...