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  • Utilitarianism and Empireby Bart Schultz; Georgios Varouxakis

    Lexington Books 2005; US$ 34.99

    The classical utilitarian legacy of Jeremy Bentham, J. S. Mill, James Mill, and Henry Sidgwick has often been charged with both theoretical and practical complicity in the growth of British imperialism and the emerging racialist discourse of the nineteenth century. But there has been little scholarly work devoted to bringing together the conflicting... more...

  • On the Trail of King Arthurby Robin Crichton

    Luath Press Ltd 2013; US$ 11.65

    Crichton?s bilingual French-English text draws on Mackintosh?s own letters and journals to offer some touching insights into the restorative capacities of both travel and art. – THE SCOTSMAN on Monsieur Mackintosh King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table is one of the world?s greatest legends. Everyone knows the story of the boy who pulled... more...

  • Critical Perspectives on Colonialismby Fiona Paisley; Kirsty Reid

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    This collection brings much-needed focus to the vibrancy and vitality of minority and marginal writing about empire, and to their implications as expressions of embodied contact between imperial power and those negotiating its consequences from "below." The chapters explore how less powerful and less privileged actors in metropolitan and colonial... more...

  • Housesteads Roman Fort - the Grandest Stationby Alan Rushworth

    English Heritage Publishing 2014; US$ 29.17

    Housesteads is one of the most important forts on Hadrian's Wall. Extensive excavations were carried out between 1874 and 1981 by Newcastle University. Combining the results with those of excavations done between 1959 and 1961 by Durham University, we now have a complete plan of the north-east part of the fort. These excavations uncovered principally... more...

  • England and its Rulersby M. T. Clanchy

    Wiley 2014; US$ 49.95

    This is an updated and expanded edition of a classic introduction to medieval England from the reign of William the Conqueror to Edward I. Includes a new chapter on family and gender roles, revisions throughout to enhance the narrative flow, and further reading sections containing the most up-to-date sources Offers engaging and clear discussion... more...

  • The Divine Office in Anglo-Saxon England, 597-c.1000by Jesse D. Billett

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    First full-scale survey and examination of liturgical practice and its fundamental changes over four centuries. more...

  • Englands Königinnen aus dem Hause Hannover (1714-1901)by Karin Feuerstein-Praßer

    Verlag Friedrich Pustet 2014; US$ 11.19

    Als Englands letzte Stuart-Königin 1714 kinderlos starb, erbten die Kurfürsten von Hannover die englische Krone und regierten das Inselreich 123 Jahre lang. Die Personalunion endete erst 1837 mit der Thronbesteigung der jungen Queen Victoria. Alle Könige aus dem Hause Hannover heirateten deutsche Prinzessinnen, deren Leben durch die Hochzeit völlig... more...

  • Kolonialismus denkenby Frederick Cooper; Reinhart Kößler; Rohland Schuknecht; Andreas Eckert

    Campus Verlag 2012; US$ 19.59

    In den Geschichts- und Sozialwissenschaften ist der Kolonialismus mit seinen unterschiedlichen Erscheinungsformen und Auswirkungen mittlerweile ein häufig und kontrovers diskutiertes Forschungsfeld. Mit Frederick Cooper bietet einer der weltweit renommiertesten Forscher zur Geschichte Afrikas eine umfassende theoretisch-methodische Auseinandersetzung... more...

  • Empire and Afterby Graham MacPhee; Prem Poddar

    Berghahn Books 2007; US$ 24.95

    The growing debate over British national identity, and the place of "Englishness" within it, raises crucial questions about multiculturalism, postimperial culture and identity, and the past and future histories of globalization. However, discussions of Englishness have too often been limited by insular conceptions of national literature, culture,... more...

  • The Isle of Wight Book of Daysby Jan Toms

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Taking you through the year day-by-day, The Isle of Wight Book of Days contains quirky, eccentric, shocking, amusing and important events and facts from different periods of history of the island. Ideal for dipping into, this addictive little book will keep you entertained and informed. Featuring hundreds of snippets of information gleaned from the... more...