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British Empire. Commonwealth of Nations. The Commonwealth

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  • Writing the City in British Asian Diasporasby Sean McLoughlin; William Gould; Ananya Jahanara Kabir; Emma Tomalin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    In 1962, the Commonwealth Immigrants Act hastened the process of South Asian migration to postcolonial Britain. Half a decade later, now is an opportune moment to revisit the accumulated writing about the diasporas formed through subsequent settlement, and to probe the ways in which the South Asian diaspora can be re-conceptualised. Writing... more...

  • Britain and Europe since 1945by Alex May

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 40.95

    This is a succinct, timely introduction to one of the most highly charged political questions which has dominated British politics since 1945: Britain's position in Europe. The study traces the evolution of British policy towards Europe since 1945, presenting the full international context as well as the impact on domestic party politics - including... 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...

  • National 4 & 5 History: Migration and Empire 1830-1939by Simon Wood

    Hodder Education 2013; US$ 33.58

    Provides comprehensive coverage of this topic option for the new National 4 & 5 syllabus and is endorsed by SQA. The National 4 & 5 History series from Hodder Gibson offers six individual textbooks aimed at the most popular options for the new SQA syllabus, to be examined from 2014 onwards. Like all titles in the series, Migration and Empire 1830-1939... more...

  • The Feudal Kingdom of Englandby Frank Barlow

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    Now in its fifth edition, this hugely successful text remains as vivid and readable as ever. Frank Barlow illuminates every aspect of the Anglo-Norman world, but the central appeal of the book continues to be its firm narrative structure. Here is a fascinating story compellingly told. At the beginning of the period he shows us an England that is... more...

  • Food for Health, Food for Wealthby Lynn Harbottle

    Berghahn Books 2000; US$ 27.95

    Food and eating practices are central to current sociological and anthropological concerns about the body, health, consumption, and identity. This study explores the importance of these themes as they intersect with processes of globalization and cultural production within a specific group of consumers, British Sh'ite Iranians. Through the analysis... more...

  • Towards Bicultural Competenceby Gloria Gordon

    Institute of Education Press 2007; US$ 37.95

    Records the author's life in Britain as a descendant of slaves and her journey towards conscious bicultural competence. This text for understanding how social inequality is maintained is useful reading for teachers, policy makers and teacher trainers. more...

  • The Freewood Yearsby Mary Denyer

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 4.99

    The Second World War was nearing its end and Mary Denyer and her eleven-year-old son, John, were living in a small, thatched cottage in Freewood, Suffolk. They immersed themselves in the wildlife of the wood and their cottage became home to a succession of wounded or orphaned animals, including weasels, squirrels, badgers and a variety of birds. The... more...

  • Strathclydeby Tim Clarkson

    Birlinn 2014; US$ 14.57

    This book traces the history of relations between the kingdom of Strathclyde and Anglo-Saxon England in the Viking period of the ninth to eleventh centuries AD. It puts the spotlight on the North Britons or 'Cumbrians', an ancient people whose kings ruled from a power-base at Govan on the western side of present-day Glasgow. In the tenth century,... more...

  • King Arthur pocket GIANTSby Nick Higham

    The History Press 2015; US$ 7.28

    Why is King Arthur a giant? Because his story has had such strong influences on our understanding of the history or Europe and the English-speaking world. Because the debate about Arthur as a historical figure has been central to understanding the fall of Roman Britain and the formation of England for much of the last 1,300 years. Because Arthur is... more...