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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Decline And Fall Of The British Empireby Piers Brendon

    Random House 2010; US$ 20.78

    No empire has been larger or more diverse than the British Empire. At its apogee in the 1930s, 42 million Britons governed 500 million foreign subjects. Britannia ruled the waves and a quarter of the earth's surface was painted red on the map. Yet no empire (except the Russian) disappeared more swiftly. Within a generation this mighty... 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...

  • From Memory to Written Recordby M. T. Clanchy

    Wiley 2012; US$ 39.95

    This seminal work of scholarship, which traces the development of literacy in medieval England, is now fully updated in a third edition. This book serves as an introduction to medieval books and documents for graduate students throughout the world Features a completely re-written first chapter, ‘Memories and Myths of the Norman Conquest',... more...

  • 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...