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  • Freedom at Midnight by Larry Collins
    Freedom at Midnight (Paperback) Larry Collins, Dominique Lapierre

    The electrifying story of India's struggle for independence, told in this classic account (first published in 1975) by two fine journalists who conducted hundreds of interviews with nearly all the surviving participants - from Mountbatten to the assassins of Mahatma Gandhi.

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  • Decolonizing Methodologies by Linda Tuhiwai Smith
    Decolonizing Methodologies (English, Paperback) Linda Tuhiwai Smith

    An essential text that critically examines the basis of Western research, and the positioning of the indigenous as 'Other.'

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  • Women of the Raj by Margaret MacMillan
    Women of the Raj (Paperback) Margaret MacMillan

    A new edition of this vivid cultural and social history of the daughters, sisters, mothers and wives of the men at the centre of a daring imperialist experiment, revealing India in all its richness and vitality.

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  • French Naval & Colonial Troops 1872-1914 by Rene Chartrand
    French Naval & Colonial Troops 1872-1914 (English, Paperback) Rene Chartrand, Mark Stacey

    A fully illustrated study of the colorful regiments raised for France's late 19th-century colonial wars in Africa and Vietnam, which will appeal to modelers, wargamers, and students of late 19th-century colonial warfare.

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  • Provincializing Europe by Dipesh Chakrabarty
    Provincializing Europe (English, Paperback) Dipesh Chakrabarty

    Addresses the mythical figure of Europe that is often taken to be the original site of modernity in many histories of capitalist transition in non-Western countries. This book proposes that every case of transition to capitalism is a case of translation as well and categories into the categories and self-understandings of capitalist modernity.

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  • Orientalism by Edward W. Said
    Orientalism (English, Paperback) Edward W. Said

    Surveys the history and nature of Western attitudes towards the East, considering orientalism as a powerful European ideological creation - a way for writers, philosophers and colonial administrators to deal with the 'otherness' of eastern culture, customs and beliefs.

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  • Critique of Black Reason by Achille Mbembe
    Critique of Black Reason (English, Paperback) Achille Mbembe

    Eminent critic Achille Mbembe reevaluates history and racism, offering a capacious genealogy of the category of Blackness-from the Atlantic slave trade to the present-to show how the conjoining of the biological fiction of race with definitions of Blackness have been and continue to be used to uphold oppression.

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  • Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism by Vladimir Lenin
    Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism (English, Paperback) Vladimir Lenin

    Explains the inevitable flaws and destructive power of Capitalism: that it would lead unavoidably to imperialism, monopolies and colonialism.

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  • Blood and Sand by Alex Von Tunzelmann
    Blood and Sand (Paperback) Alex Von Tunzelmann

    The thrilling account of sixteen extraordinary days in October and November 1956, when the twin crises of Suez and Hungary pushed the world to the brink of a nuclear conflict.

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  • Out of Place: a Memoir by Edward W. Said
    Out of Place: a Memoir (Paperback) Edward W. Said

    Edward Said experienced both British and American imperialism as the old Arab order crumbled in the late forties and early fifties. This account of his early life reveals the influences that have formed his books, "Orientalism" and "Culture and Imperialism".

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  • Unfinished Empire by John Darwin
    Unfinished Empire (Paperback) John Darwin

    Offers a both controversial and comprehensive historical analysis of how the British Empire worked. This book shows how diverse, contradictory and in many ways chaotic the British Empire really was, controlled by interests that were often at loggerheads, and as much driven on by others' weaknesses as by its own strength.

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  • The Making of Europe by Robert Bartlett
    The Making of Europe (English, Paperback) Robert Bartlett

    A wave of internal conquest, settlement and economic growth in Europe during High Middle Ages transformed it from a world of small separate communities into a network of powerful kingdoms. This book shows how Europe was itself a product of colonization, as much as it was later a colonizer, and what this did to shape the continent and the world.

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  • Empires in World History by Jane Burbank
    Empires in World History (English, Paperback) Jane Burbank, Frederick Cooper

    Empires - vast states of territories and peoples united by force and ambition - have dominated the political landscape for more than two millennia. This title departs from conventional European and nation-centered perspectives to take a look at how empires relied on diversity to shape the global order.

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  • From the Ruins of Empire by Pankaj Mishra
    From the Ruins of Empire (English, Paperback) Pankaj Mishra

    Tells the history of the past two centuries, showing how a disparate group of thinkers, journalists, radicals and charismatics emerged from the ruins of empire to create an unstoppable Asian renaissance, one whose ideas lie behind everything from the Chinese Communist Party to the Muslim Brotherhood, and have made our world what it is today.

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  • Lords Of The Horizons by Jason Goodwin
    Lords Of The Horizons (Paperback) Jason Goodwin

    The Ottoman Empire has long exerted a strong pull on Western minds and hearts. For over six hundred years the Empire swelled and declined; rising from a dusty fiefdom in the foothills of Anatolia to a power which ruled over the Danube and the Euphrates with the richest court in Europe. But its decline was prodigious, protracted, and total.

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  • Railways and The Raj by Christian Wolmar
    Railways and The Raj (English, Paperback) Christian Wolmar

    The epic story of the British construction of the railways in India, as told by Britain's bestselling transport historian.

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  • Aleppo by Philip Mansel
    Aleppo (English, Paperback) Philip Mansel

    A poignant testament to the city shattered by Syria's civil war.

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  • Decolonising the University by Gurminder K. Bhambra
    Decolonising the University (English, Paperback) Gurminder K. Bhambra

    Understanding and transforming the universities' colonial foundations.

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  • The Great Partition by Yasmin Khan
    The Great Partition (English, Paperback) Yasmin Khan

    "This new edition of Yasmin Khan's reappraisal of the tumultuous India-Pakistan Partition features an introduction reflecting on the latest research and on ways in which commemoration of the Partition has changed, and considers the Partition in light of the current refugee crisis. Reviews of the first edition: 'A riveting book on this terrible story'--The Economist; 'Unsparing. Provocative and...

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  • Safe Passage by Kori Schake
    Safe Passage (English, Hardback) Kori Schake

    History records only one peaceful transition of hegemonic power: the passage from British to American dominance of the international order. To explain why this transition was nonviolent, Kori Schake explores nine points of crisis between Britain and the U.S., from the Monroe Doctrine to the unequal "special relationship" during World War II.

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