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- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 105.00
Explores the central role of the British Empire in developing transnational ideas, institutions and social movements of increasing scope and influence in the eras of high imperialism and the two world wars. Chapters follow transnational dynamics and debates over sovereignty in the domains of sexuality, law, politics, culture and religion. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1973; US$ 30.00
The author, a professor of history at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, presents a comprehensive survey of Commonwealth history from the time of soul-searching about the future of the British Empire, which marked the middle years of Queen Victoria?s reign, to the year when Britain decided to enter the European Community. The... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 37.99
Kipling, Elgar, Mafeking Night . . . all these conjure up an image of a British society besotted with imperial pride in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In fact the true picture was more complex than this and people reacted to their empire in different ways. Many were hardly aware of it at all. This lively book is the first study of the... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 48.99
Only forty years ago, English identity was not in question. Indeed it was hardly recognized as a subject for discussion, except perhaps in rather an ironic vein. Now, as certainty has given way to concern and every aspect of national life is changing with revolutionary speed, the 'national question' is back on the agenda. Robert Colls's... more...
- BRILL 2008; US$ 173.00
The reign of King Cnut the Great (1016-1035) marks a pivotal point in the history of both England and Scandinavia, yet his conquests and his consolidation of power remain under-appreciated and rarely studied. Almost all existing scholarship has been geographically centred on either England or Scandinavia. However, this study, through a series of studies... more...
- Springer 2010; US$ 269.00
The ethnic composition of Britain's population is changing rapidly as the 21st century progresses. Some commentators predict a catastrophic future of increasing ethnic segregation and community breakdown, whereas others say that the benefits of ethnic pluralism and cultural diversity will lead to a more integrated society. This book addresses many... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 134.95
This collection of essays reflects both the broad range of topics Professor Hanawalt has broached as a medieval historian and also those her graduate students felt empowered to explore when working with her. Offering a wide methodological and disciplinary range, from political history to social history, and a broad range of sources, from public records... more...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2011; US$ 12.99
? one of the best ways to get to know a country is to take yourself to the less touristy, less obvious destinations. And let?s face it: things don?t get much less touristy than Slough? As staff travel writer on The Times since 1997, Tom Chesshyre had visited over 80 countries on assignment, and wondered: what is left to be discovered? He... more...