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British Empire. Commonwealth of Nations. The Commonwealth

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  • British Government Policy and Decolonisation, 1945-63by Frank Heinlein

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 200.00

    This book is an in-depth study of the importnace of the Empire-Commonwealth in the two decades after WWII for Britain's self-image as a great power. By studying a wide range of debates on general and specific imperial problems, the book highlights the "official mind" of decolonization - and of late imperialism. more...

  • Empire-building and Empire-buildersby Edward Ingram

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 206.00

    The twelve studies of empire-building and empire-builders which make up this volume range widely across the dream world that was the British Empire from the late eighteenth century to the Second World War. The essays re-interpret the work of imperial heroes, eminent historians, and fictional heroines. They illustrate the variety of techniques used... more...

  • Kinship and Continuityby Alison Shaw

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    Kinship and Continuity is a vivid ethnographic account of the development of the Pakistani presence in Oxford, from after World War II to the present day. Alison Shaw addresses the dynamics of migration, patterns of residence and kinship, ideas about health and illness, and notions of political and religious authority, and discusses the transformations... more...

  • England and its Rulersby M. T. Clanchy

    Wiley 2014; US$ 51.95

    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$ 11.35

    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$ 20.03

    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...

  • The Isle of Wight Book of Daysby Jan Toms

    The History Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Engel's Englandby Matthew Engel

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 9.31

    England, says Matthew Engel, is the most complicated place in the world. And, as he travels through each of the historic English counties, he discovers that's just the start of it. Every county is fascinating, the product of a millennium or more of history: still a unique slice of a nation that has not quite lost its ancient diversity. ... more...