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British Empire. Commonwealth of Nations. The Commonwealth

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  • The Decline And Fall Of The British Empireby Piers Brendon

    Random House 2010; US$ 15.83

    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...

  • Outpostsby Simon Winchester

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; Not Available

    The reissue of a Simon Winchester classic In 1985 Simon Winchester, struck by a sudden need to discover exactly what was left of the British Empire travelled 100,000 miles back and forth from Antarctica to the Caribbean to visit the far-flung islands that are all that remain of what once made Britain great. His adventures in these distant and... 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...

  • Muslims in Britainby Waqar Ahmad; Ziauddin Sardar

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 46.95

    The management of social, religious and ethnic diversity is a key social policy concern in Britain, and Muslims in particular have become a focus of attention in recent years. This timely and topical volume examines the position of Muslims in Britain and how they are changing and making social, political and religious space. With contributions from... more...

  • England, glorious Englandby Holger Ehling

    Ch. Links Verlag 2012; US$ 9.40

    Hauptbeschreibung England scheint uns allen wohlbekannt - als Land der exzentrischen Aristokraten oder als Heimat der Hooligans mit Tattoos und ungeheurem Durst. Legendär sind der "typisch englische" Humor, das Understatement, das Schlangestehen, das englische Essen und selbstverständlich das Königshaus mit der unsterblichen Queen. Holger Ehling... more...

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

    Verlag Friedrich Pustet 2014; US$ 11.20

    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$ 19.60

    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 Eighteenth Centuryby P.J. Marshall

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 49.99

    Volume II of the Oxford History of the British Empire examines the history of British worldwide expansion from the Glorious Revolution of 1689 to the end of the Napoleonic Wars, a crucial phase in the creation of the modern British Empire. This is the age of General Wolfe, Clive of India, and Captain Cook. more...

  • Revolutionary Refugeesby Christine Lattek

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 206.00

    Tracing the development of German socialism in Britain and on the continent in the mid-nineteenth century, this is the first substantial study to combine two very important aspects: an analysis of this crucial stage in socialist political theory development and the examination of the social and cultural environment of this immigrant community. Combining... more...

  • Racialized Boundariesby Floya Anthias; Nira Yuval-Davis

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 65.95

    This wide-ranging and accessible book examines race in relation to social divisions such as ethnicity, gender and class. It provides a major new approach to studying the boundaries of race, and will be of interest to students of sociology, ethnic studies and gender studies. more...