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  • Theravada Buddhism in Colonial Contexts

    Edited by Thomas Borchert

    The colonial periods in Theravada Buddhist countries were important because they provided a shock to what were generally seen as declining Buddhist communities. This book analyses the conditions of Theravada Buddhist communities under colonialism. Chapters by experts in the field examine Theravada…

    Hardback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Barbed Wire

    Capitalism and the Enclosure of the Commons

    By Patrick Brantlinger

    A call to transform the way we think about property, this book examines how capitalism has from its origins sought to enclose or privatize the commons, or land and other forms of property that had been viewed as communally owned, and argues that neoliberal economic policies and the corporate…

    Paperback – 2017-12-19 
    Routledge

  • Cyprus from Colonialism to the Present: Visions and Realities

    Essays in Honour of Robert Holland

    Edited by Anastasia Yiangou, Antigone Heraclidou

    This volume is published in honour of the acclaimed work of Robert Holland, historian of the British Empire and the Mediterranean, and it brings together essays based on the original research of his colleagues, former students and friends. The focal theme is modern Cyprus, on which much of Robert…

    Hardback – 2017-12-15 
    Routledge
    Publications of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College London

  • Gandhi's Moral Politics

    Edited by Naren Nanda

    This volume explores the scope and limits of Mahatma Gandhi's moral politics and its implications for Indian and other freedom movements. It presents a set of enlightening essays based on lectures delivered in memory of the eminent historian B. R. Nanda along with a new introductory essay. With…

    Hardback – 2017-12-14 
    Routledge India

  • Embedding Agricultural Commodities

    Using historical evidence, 1840s–1940s

    Edited by Willem van Schendel

    Over the past 500 years westerners have turned into avid consumers of colonial products and various production systems in the Americas, Africa and Asia have adapted to serve the new markets that opened up in the wake of the "European encounter". The effects of these transformations for the…

    Paperback – 2017-12-13 
    Routledge

  • Biographies Between Spheres of Empire

    Life History Approaches to Colonial Africa

    Edited by Achim von Oppen, Silke Strickrodt

    Biographical research can illuminate imperial and colonial history. This is particularly true of Africa, where empires competed with one another and colonial society was characterised by rigid divisions. In this book, five biographical studies explore how, in the course of their lives, interpreters…

    Hardback – 2017-12-11 
    Routledge

  • The Northeast Question

    Conflicts and frontiers

    By Pradip Phanjoubam

    This book explores the idea, psychology and political geography of Northeast India as forged by two interrelated but autonomous meta-narratives. First, the politics of conflict inherent in, and therefore predetermined by physical geography, and second, the larger geopolitics that was unfolding…

    Paperback – 2017-12-11 
    Routledge India

  • Early Nineteenth-Century Panjab

    Edited by J. S. Grewal, Indu Banga

    The Chār Bāgh-i-Panjāb, written by Ganesh Das Wadera immediately after the annexation of the Lahore kingdom by the British in 1849, is a classic Persian text. Its long descriptive part is the only surviving account of the social, religious, and cultural life of the peoples of the Punjab,…

    Paperback – 2017-12-11 
    Routledge India

  • Mahatma Gandhi and the Indian Constitution

    By Narendra Chapalgaonker

    Why did the Constituent Assembly of India discard Mahatma Gandhi’s concept of constitutional structure that gave prominence to villages, and prefer parliamentary democracy instead? Why did the self-sufficient and self-governing village of his dream not find a place in India’s political edifice?…

    Paperback – 2017-12-11 
    Routledge India

  • Higher Education and Capacity Building in Africa

    The geography and power of knowledge under changing conditions

    Edited by Hanne Kirstine Adriansen, Lene Møller Madsen, Stig Jensen

    Higher education has recently been recognized as a key driver for societal growth in the Global South and capacity building of African universities is now widely included in donor policies. The question is; how do capacity building projects affect African universities, researchers and students?…

    Paperback – 2017-12-06 
    Routledge

  • Class and Ideology in the Nineteenth Century

    By Ronald S. Neale

    First published in 1972, this collection of essays by R. S. Neale focuses on authority, and the responses and challenges to it made by men and women throughout the nineteenth century. Employing a more sociologically-minded approach to history and specifically using a ‘five-class’ model, the book…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge

  • 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

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