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British Empire. Commonwealth of Nations. The Commonwealth

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  • 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 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...

  • Britain's Informal Empire in the Middle Eastby Daniel Silverfarb; Majid Khadduri

    Oxford University Press 1986; US$ 94.99

    Showing how Britain tried, and failed, to maintain its political influence, economic ascendancy, and strategic position in Iraq after independence, the author presents an analysis of the possibilities and limitations of indirect rule by imperial powers in the Third World. more...

  • Beyond Sovereigntyby Dr Kevin Grant; Professor Philippa Levine; Dr Frank Trentmann

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 115.00

    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...

  • Commonwealth of Nationsby W. David McIntyre

    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...

  • Union and Empireby Allan I. Macinnes

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 32.00

    A major interpretation of the 1707 Act of Union and the making of the United Kingdom. more...

  • Brit-Mythby Chris Rojek

    Reaktion Books 2008; US$ 19.95

    Chris Rojek explores the myths, misconceptions, and stereotypes of the British. more...

  • The Absent-Minded Imperialistsby Bernard Porter

    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...