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  • Geography Of Islandsby Stephen A. Royle

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.88

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Company's Islandby Stephen Royle

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 14.95

    As English adventurer Francis Drake and his contemporaries opened up seaborne trade with Asia and the East, so dreams of untold wealth fuelled the appetites of European nations. A new form of co-operation arose between governments and entrepreneurs - the merchant company. Vital to the entire commercial and colonial endeavour, part of the story of... more...

  • Company, Crown and Colonyby Stephen Royle

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    The Hudson’s Bay Company was one of the great merchant companies. Granted sole trading rights to a huge part what is now Canada they were coerced in the mid nineteenth century to set up a colonial administration on Vancouver Island to protect British interests at a time of growing expansionism from America to the south and possible threats from a Russian... more...

  • Islandsby Stephen A. Royle

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 24.95

    From Charles Darwin’s enlightening voyage to the Galapagos Islands to moat-encased prisons incarcerating the world’s deadliest prisoners, islands have been sites of immense scientific, political, and creative importance. An inspiration for artists and writers, they can be lively centers of holiday revelry or remote, mysterious spots; places of escape... more...

  • Portrait of an Industrial Cityby Stephen A Royle

    Ulster Historical Foundation 2012; US$ 13.99

    Clanging: Belfast in its industrial pomp must have been noisy: shipyards manipulating sheets of metal, the constant riveting being only one source of racket; the endless clatter from linen mills, the screeching of trams on unyielding rails, sirens and hooters marking time at the factories. There were steam trains and steam engines in addition to horses'... more...

  • Islamic Development in Palestineby Stephen Royle

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 55.06

    This book assesses the capabilities of an Islamic approach in aiding self-organisation by examining the case of the occupied Palestinian territories in conjunction with a comparative analysis of four other nations. Three main mechanisms of Islamic development are explored; finance, microfinance and charity. Identifying the need to recognise the non-linear... more...

  • Anglo-Korean Relations and the Port Hamilton Affair, 1885–1887by Stephen A. Royle

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 52.44

    In April 1885 the British navy seized the small archipelago of Port Hamilton (now Geomundo) off Korea, an incident dubbed the Port Hamilton Affair. This was part of a larger story of Empire and East Asian geopolitics involving China, Japan, Korea and Russia. At the time Britain and Russia seemed close to war over Afghanistan, and taking the islands,... more...

  • Mammoth Books presents The Unexpectedby Michael Marshall Smith; Nicholas Royle; Ramsey Campbell; Robert Shearman; Rosalie Parker; Simon Strantzas; Stephen Jones

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 2.99

    What Happens When You Wake Up in the Night - Michael Marshall Smith For Michael Marshall Smith, this was one of those stories that dropped straight into his head, but the problem was that he didn't want it: "It wasn't an idea I liked. It was clearly some part of my brain serving up a notion simply because it could, and because it knew it could... more...

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