V.G. Kiernan is recognised as one of the most remarkable historians of the 20th. Sensitive to the tragic and ironic character of human history, he addresses the origins, consequences and legacies of modern imperialism and colonialism.
"[Dr. Kiernan's] remarks on the general nature of imperialism accordingly must command considerable authority . . . makes a strong case that studies of imperialism are still much in order and are not rendered obsolete by the end of the cold war . . . Imperialism will convince you that imperial attitudes are still alive." -- Digest of Middle East Studies
"These essays bring new insights into familiar storiesl." -- The International Journal of African Historical Studies