History: Imperial & Colonial History

  • Free(ing) France in Colonial Brazzaville: Race, Urban Space, and the Making of Afrique Française Libre book cover

    Free(ing) France in Colonial Brazzaville

    Race, Urban Space, and the Making of Afrique Française Libre

    By Danielle Sanchez

    This monograph examines Brazzaville’s role in remaking the Free France movement after the fall of France in 1940. Suddenly, Brazzaville, a marginal city in the French empire prior to the fall of France, became the capital of Afrique Française Libre. This book analyzes the international imagining…

    Hardback – 2019-01-15 
    Global Africa

  • Routledge Handbook of Indian and South Asian History book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Indian and South Asian History

    Edited by Crispin Bates

    This Handbook presents key issues in Indian and South Asian history from earliest time to 1947, with an emphasis on the modern period since 1600. Written by experts in their respective areas, the Handbook introduces the reader to the field. The book is structured chronologically and highlights…

    Hardback – 2019-01-01 

  • The Muslim Reception of European Orientalism: Reversing the Gaze book cover

    The Muslim Reception of European Orientalism

    Reversing the Gaze

    Edited by Susannah Heschel, Umar Ryad

    Edward Said’s Orientalism, by Edward Said, now more than fifty years old, has to be one of the most frequently cited book among academics in a wide range of disciplines, and the most frequently assigned book to undergraduates at colleges. Among the common questions raised in response to Said’s…

    Hardback – 2018-12-31 
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • Postcolonial Trauma and Development in Asia: Psychoanalysis and the Neoliberal Political Economy book cover

    Postcolonial Trauma and Development in Asia

    Psychoanalysis and the Neoliberal Political Economy

    By Maureen Sioh

    This book dismantles conventional political and economic thinking to explore the Asian Economic Miracle as an outcome of the traumas of postcolonial economic development. This book argues that these unconscious anxieties underpin the postcolonial and neoliberal political economy, producing a…

    Hardback – 2018-12-30 
    Routledge Research in New Postcolonialisms

  • Impure and Worldly Geography: Pierre Gourou and Tropicality book cover

    Impure and Worldly Geography

    Pierre Gourou and Tropicality

    By Gavin Bowd, Daniel Clayton

    By re-examining French geographer Pierre Gourou's work, this book highlights the significant (yet only partially understood) role he played in shaping how the tropical world was viewed during the 20th century. It does so by connecting Gourou to the idea of 'tropicality' - a discourse which…

    Hardback – 2018-12-15 
    Studies in Historical Geography

  • First Americans: A History of Native Peoples, Combined Volume book cover

    First Americans: A History of Native Peoples, Combined Volume

    2nd Edition

    By Kenneth Townsend

    First Americans provides a comprehensive history of Native Americans, from their earliest appearance in North America to the present, which highlights the complexity and diversity of their past. Native voices permeate the text and shape its narrative, underlining the agency, diversity, and vitality…

    Paperback – 2018-12-15 

  • The History of Africa: The Quest for Eternal Harmony book cover

    The History of Africa

    The Quest for Eternal Harmony, 3rd Edition

    By Molefi Kete Asante

    Authoritative and comprehensive, this book provides a wide-ranging history of Africa from earliest prehistory to the present day―using the cultural, social, political, and economic lenses of Africa as instruments to illuminate the ordinary lives of Africans. The result is a fresh survey that…

    Paperback – 2018-12-01 

  • Britain in India, 1765-1905 book cover

    Britain in India, 1765-1905

    By Bhaskar Mukhopadhyay

    Seeks to explore the nature of the relationship between Britain and India at the height of imperial expansion. This collection is of interest among academic communities exploring British and Indian history. It is useful for literary, cultural and urban historians working in this area.…

    Paperback – 2018-11-30 

  • Masculinity and Modern Slavery in South Asia book cover

    Masculinity and Modern Slavery in South Asia

    By Matthew Maycock

    South Asia is the region with the highest number of slaves globally according to the Global Slavery Index. Bonded labour affects between 15 and 20 million labourers within the region, and is shaped by locally specific interconnections between ethnicity, class, caste and, critically, gender…

    Hardback – 2018-11-30 
    Routledge ISS Gender, Sexuality and Development Studies

  • Epidemic Malaria and Hunger in Colonial Punjab: Weakened by Want book cover

    Epidemic Malaria and Hunger in Colonial Punjab

    Weakened by Want

    By Sheila Zurbrigg

    This book documents the primary role of acute hunger (semi- and frank starvation) in the ‘fulminant’ malaria epidemics that repeatedly afflicted the northwest plains of British India through the first half of colonial rule. Using Punjab vital registration data and regression analysis it also tracks…

    Hardback – 2018-11-30 
    Routledge India
    The Social History of Health and Medicine in South Asia

  • Postcolonialism, Decoloniality and Development book cover

    Postcolonialism, Decoloniality and Development

    2nd Edition

    By Cheryl McEwan

    Postcolonialism, Decoloniality and Development is a comprehensive revision of Postcolonialism and Development (2009) that explains, reviews and critically evaluates recent debates about postcolonial and decolonial approaches and their implications for development studies. By outlining contemporary…

    Paperback – 2018-11-26 
    Routledge Perspectives on Development

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