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British Empire. Commonwealth of Nations. The Commonwealth

  • The British Empireby Professor Jeremy Black

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    What was the course and consequence of the British Empire? The rights and wrongs, strengths and weaknesses of empire are a major topic in global history, and deservedly so. Focusing on the most prominent and wide-ranging empire in world history, the British empire, Jeremy Black provides not only a history of that empire, but also a perspective from... more...

  • Anglomaniaby Ian Buruma

    Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 11.99

    With its distinctive history of civil liberties and the delicate balance between social order and the free pursuit of self-interest, England has always fascinated its continental neighbours. Buruma examines the history of ideas of Englishness and what Europeans have admired (or loathed) in England across the centuries. Voltaire wondered why British... more...

  • The Huguenots in Later Stuart Britainby Robin Gwynn

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 99.99

    The Huguenots in Later Stuart Britain examines the history of the French communities in Britain from the Civil War, which plunged them into turmoil, to the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713, after which there was no realistic possibility that the Huguenots would be readmitted to France. There is a particular focus on the decades of the 1680s and 1690s,... more...

  • A Moral Economy of Whitenessby Steve Garner

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    A Moral Economy of Whiteness presents a working model for understanding the main ways in which white UK people make ?race? through talking about immigration in the twenty-first century. Based on extensive empirical interviews, Steve Garner establishes four overlapping frames through which white English people understand immigration. This comprises... more...

  • OCR A Level History: From Pitt to Peel 1783-1846by Mike Wells; Jane Tyler

    Hodder Education Group 2015; US$ 31.98

    Build understanding and skills in A Level History through the in-depth analysis and structured support in this tailor-made series for OCR's British Period Studies and Enquiries. ? Develops analytical skills through organising the narrative content around the key issues that need to be explored. ? Promotes proficiency in the skills required to do... more...

  • Paul Sinha's Real British Citizenship Testby Paul Sinha

    Pavilion Books 2015; US$ 10.19

    Since 2005, well over one million prospective immigrants have attempted to cement permanent residency in the UK by taking the Home Office-devised ???Life in the UK??? test. With questions such as ???What is the name of the admiral who died in a sea battle in 1805 and has a monument in Trafalgar Square, London????, it???s as dull as ditchwater and a... more...

  • The English Visionby Herbert Read

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    This anthology, first published in 1939, aimed to present the English ideal in its various aspects as expressed by representative Englishmen. This book will be of interest to students of literature and to the general reader. more...

  • Ayahs, Lascars and Princesby Rozina Visram

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    People from the Indian sub-continent have been in Britain since the end of the seventeenth century. The presence of princes and maharajahs is well documented but this book, first published in 1986, was the first account of the ordinary people in Britain. This book will be of interest to students of history. more...

  • The Idea of Anglo-Saxon England 1066-1901by John D. Niles

    Wiley 2015; US$ 99.50

    The Idea of Anglo Saxon England, 1066-1901 presents the first systematic review of the ways in which Anglo-Saxon studies have evolved from their beginnings to the twentieth century Tells the story of how the idea of Anglo-Saxon England evolved from the Anglo-Saxons themselves to the Victorians, serving as a myth of origins for the English... more...

  • Representing Beasts in Early Medieval England and Scandinaviaby Michael D.J. Bintley; Thomas J.T. Williams

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 99.00

    Essays on the depiction of animals, birds and insects in early medieval material culture, from texts to carvings to the landscape itself. more...