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British Empire. Commonwealth of Nations. The Commonwealth

  • The 'Local' Irish in the West of Scotland 1851-1921by Geraldine Vaughan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 45.00

    Vaughan renews perspectives on the changes brought about by Irish migrant communities in terms of identity, politics and religion. The book examines on the experience of generations of Irish migrants in the West of Scotland from the aftermath of the Great Famine until the creation of the Republic of Ireland. more...

  • Abschied vom Empireby Gerhard Altmann

    Wallstein Verlag 2013; US$ 34.84

    Hauptbeschreibung Das Britische Empire umfaßte im Zenit seiner Macht etwa ein Viertel der Erdoberfläche. Die Britische Navy durchpflügte Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts die Ozeane, als handele es sich bei ihnen um Binnenseen des Vereinigten Königreiches. Im Schatten der Pax Britannica verdichteten sich Kommunikationsstrukturen, die man heute mit dem Begriff... 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...

  • Acts of Union and Disunionby Linda Colley

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 9.31

    The United Kingdom; Great Britain; the British Isles; the Home Nations: such a wealth of different names implies uncertainty and contention - and an ability to invent and adjust. In a year that sees a Scottish referendum on independence, Linda Colley analyses some of the forces that have unified Britain in the past. She examines the mythology... more...

  • Africans in Britainby David Killingray

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 69.95

    This collection of essays looks at the history of African people in Britain mainly over the past 200 years more...

  • The Age of Athelstanby Paul Hill

    The History Press 2004; US$ 27.55

    In an age of evocative names like Eric Bloodaxe and Egil Skallagrimson, one name has been lost in the mists of time: that of Athelstan, ruler of all Britain. This book tells the story. more...

  • Alfred the Greatby Richard Abels

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 64.95

    This biography of Alfred the Great, king of the West Saxons (871-899), combines a sensitive reading of the primary sources with a careful evaluation of the most recent scholarly research on the history and archaeology of ninth-century England. Alfred emerges from the pages of this biography as a great warlord, an effective and inventive ruler, and... more...

  • Alfred the Greatby Jacob Abbott

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    A chronicle of one of the greatest Kings in history. Alfred the Great defended the Anglo-Saxons from the invading Vikings, as well as working to improve the legal system in his kingdom.The current Queen of England is a direct descendent of this fascinating man. more...

  • Anglicanism and the British Empire, c.1700-1850by Rowan Strong

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 124.99

    Between 1700 and 1850 the Church of England was the among the most powerful and influential religious, social, and political forces in Britain. This was also a momentous time for the British Empire, during which it developed and then lost the North American colonies, extended into India, and settled the colonies of Australia and New Zealand. Public... more...

  • Anglo-Saxon Age c.400-1042, Theby D J V Fisher

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    An introductory survey which provides a clear and accessible account of the centuries between the arrival of the Anglo-Saxons and the Norman Conquest. more...