History: Imperial & Colonial History

  • An Imperial World at War: The British Empire, 1939–45 book cover

    An Imperial World at War

    The British Empire, 1939–45

    Edited by Ashley Jackson, Yasmin Khan, Gajendra Singh

    At the start of the Second World War, Britain was at the height of its imperial power, and it is no surprise that it drew upon the global resources of the Empire once war had been declared. Whilst this international aspect of Britain’s war effort has been well-studied in relation to the military…

    Paperback – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Britain and the Cyprus Crisis of 1974: Conflict, Colonialism and the Politics of Remembrance in Greek Cypriot Society book cover

    Britain and the Cyprus Crisis of 1974

    Conflict, Colonialism and the Politics of Remembrance in Greek Cypriot Society

    By John Burke

    This book examines the ideological and socio-political discourses shaping the remembrance and representation of Britain and the Cyprus conflict of 1974 within Greek Cypriot society. By combining the official to the popular, and drawing on an extensive range of oral history interviews, this…

    Hardback – 2017-11-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern European History

  • Protecting Democracy from Dissent: Population Engineering in Western Europe 1918-1926 book cover

    Protecting Democracy from Dissent: Population Engineering in Western Europe 1918-1926

    By Shannon Monaghan

    In the aftermath of the First World War, the victorious powers – more or less liberal democracies – argued that democracy would bring peace to Europe because this was the only effective way for legitimate states, with governments based on the consent of the governed, to be organized. What the…

    Hardback – 2017-11-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern European History

  • Early Modern East Asia: War, Commerce and Cultural Exchange book cover

    Early Modern East Asia

    War, Commerce and Cultural Exchange

    Edited by Kenneth M. Swope, Tonio Andrade

    This book presents exciting new research on early modern East Asia, exploring maritime connections, technological dissemination, military conflict, and the often-unforeseen consequences of missionary efforts. It demonstrates the benefits of a global history approach, outlining the complex…

    Hardback – 2017-11-20 
    Routledge
    Asian States and Empires

  • The British World and the Five Rings: Essays in British Imperialism and the Modern Olympic Movement book cover

    The British World and the Five Rings

    Essays in British Imperialism and the Modern Olympic Movement

    Edited by Erik Nielsen, Matthew Llewellyn

    Prior to the outbreak of World War II, the British presided over the largest Empire in world history, a vast transoceanic and transcontinental realm of dominions, colonies, protectorates and mandates that covered over one-quarter of the world’s land mass and comprised a population of over 450-…

    Paperback – 2017-11-19 
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

  • India and South Africa book cover

    India and South Africa

    Edited by Javed Majeed, Isabel Hofmeyr

    South Africa and India constitute two key nodes in the global south and have inspired new modes of non-Western transnational history. Themes include anti-imperial movements; Gandhian ideas; comparisons of race and caste; Afro-Asian ideals; Indian Ocean public spheres. This volume extends these…

    Paperback – 2017-11-19 
    Routledge

  • Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet: Exploration, Encounter, and the French New World book cover

    Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet

    Exploration, Encounter, and the French New World

    By Laura M. Chmielewski

    In this succinct dual biography, Laura Chmielewski demonstrates how the lives of two French explorers – Jacques Marquette, a Jesuit missionary, and Louis Jolliet, a fur trapper – reveal the diverse world of early America. Following the explorers' epic journey through the center of the American…

    Paperback – 2017-11-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Historical Americans

  • 1916 in Global Context: An anti-Imperial moment book cover

    1916 in Global Context

    An anti-Imperial moment

    Edited by Enrico Dal Lago, Róisín Healy, Gearóid Barry

    The year 1916 has recently been identified as "a tipping point for the intensification of protests, riots, uprisings and even revolutions." Many of these constituted a challenge to the international pre-war order of empires, and thus collectively represent a global anti-imperial moment, which was…

    Hardback – 2017-11-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern European History

  • Anglo-Indians and Minority Politics in South Asia: Race, Boundary Making and Communal Nationalism book cover

    Anglo-Indians and Minority Politics in South Asia

    Race, Boundary Making and Communal Nationalism

    By Uther Charlton-Stevens

    Anglo-Indians are a mixed-race, Christian and Anglophone minority community which arose in South Asia during the long period of European colonialism. An often neglected part of the British Raj, their presence complicates the traditional binary through which British imperialism is viewed – of ruler…

    Hardback – 2017-11-14 
    Routledge
    Royal Asiatic Society Books

  • British Imperialism and Turkish Nationalism in Cyprus, 1923-1939: Divide, Define and Rule book cover

    British Imperialism and Turkish Nationalism in Cyprus, 1923-1939

    Divide, Define and Rule

    By Ilia Xypolia

    As Cyprus experienced British imperial rule between 1878 and 1960, Greek and Turkish nationalism on the island developed at different times and at different speeds. Relations between Turkish Cypriots and the British on the one hand, and Greek Cypriots and the British on the other, were often…

    Hardback – 2017-11-14 
    Routledge
    Empires in Perspective

  • Decolonising Imperial Heroes: Cultural legacies of the British and French Empires book cover

    Decolonising Imperial Heroes

    Cultural legacies of the British and French Empires

    Edited by Max Jones, Berny Sèbe, Bertrand Taithe, Peter Yeandle

    The heroes of the British and French empires stood at the vanguard of the vibrant cultures of imperialism that emerged in Europe in the second-half of the nineteenth century. Their stories are well known. Scholars have tended to assume that figures such as Livingstone and Gordon, or Marchand and…

    Paperback – 2017-11-12 
    Routledge

  • Media and the Empire book cover

    Media and the Empire

    Edited by Ruth Teer-Tomaselli, Donal P. McCracken

    This volume on print and broadcast media in the 19th and 20th centuries highlights the pivotal role that the media played in the establishment and maintenance of imperial power. The media bolstered both the ideological and financial objectives of the empire in a myriad of overt, covert, and…

    Paperback – 2017-11-12 
    Routledge

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