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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...

  • Liberalism in Empireby Andrew Stephen Sartori

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    While the need for a history of liberalism that goes beyond its conventional European limits is well recognized, the agrarian backwaters of the British Empire might seem an unlikely place to start. Yet specifically liberal preoccupations with property and freedom evolved as central to agrarian policy and politics in colonial Bengal.  Liberalism in... 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...

  • Royal Transportby Peter Pigott

    Dundurn 2005; US$ 24.99

    This richly illustrated book describes how British royalty has travelled since the invention of steam. more...

  • Promoting Racial Harmonyby Michael Banton

    Cambridge University Press 1985; US$ 30.00

    The years 1965?8 were the 'liberal hour' for race relations policy in Britain. Laws were then enacted, enforcement agencies created, and community relations councils established. These bodies, and their personnel, have been called 'the race relations industry'. To many people, the output of this 'industry' appears disappointing relative to the input... more...

  • Youth Work and Islamby Brian Belton; Sadek Hamid

    Springer 2012; US$ 49.95

    Youth Work and Islam provides an eclectic focus, reflecting it duel inspirations of its title. It considers how youth work can be informed by Islam but at the same time looks at how practice can be pertinent to young Muslims, their community and relationship with wider society. In this book Sadek Hamid and Brian Belton bring together a range of thinkers... more...