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British Empire. Commonwealth of Nations. The Commonwealth

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  • Disunited Kingdomsby Michael Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • British Civilizationby John Oakland

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 29.95

    British Civilization: A Student's Dictionary is an invaluable reference guide to the British way of life.It explains the often puzzling and confusing terms and phrases used routinely in Britain and by British people. This easy-reference alphabetical guide sheds light on a comprehensive selection of words, phrases, organizations and institutions.... more...

  • Popular Cultureby Tony Bennett; Graham Martin; Bernard Waites

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95

    First Published in 1981. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • 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...

  • From Scythia to Camelotby C. Scott Littleton; Linda A. Malcor

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    This volume boldly proposes that the core of the Arthurian and Holy Grail traditions derived not from Celtic mythology, but rather from the folklore of the peoples of ancient Scythia (what are now the South Russian and Ukrainian steppes). Also includes 19 maps. more...

  • The Anglo-Saxon Age c.400-1042by D J V Fisher

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    An introductory survey which provides a clear and accessible account of the centuries between the arrival of the Anglo-Saxons and the Norman Conquest. more...

  • Engel's Englandby Matthew Engel

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 26.67

    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...

  • 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...