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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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  • Freedom at Midnight by Larry Collins
    Freedom at Midnight (English, 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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  • Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana by Ian F. W. Beckett
    Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana (English, Hardback) Ian F. W. Beckett

    The story of Isandlwana, the battle that shocked the British empire at its zenith, and Rorke's Drift, which immediately followed it and went some way to restoring wounded British pride: how they were fought, how they have been remembered, and what they mean for us today.

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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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  • 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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  • Women of the Raj by Margaret MacMillan
    Women of the Raj (English, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Rhodes Must Fall by Brian Kwoba
    Rhodes Must Fall (English, Paperback) Brian Kwoba

    A decisive book written by the Rhodes Must Fall movement, offering unparalleled insight into the institutional racism at the heart of empire.

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  • Imperial Identity in the Mughal Empire by Lisa Balabanlilar
    Imperial Identity in the Mughal Empire (English, Paperback) Lisa Balabanlilar

    A major contribution to the history of Muslim rule in the Indian subcontinent and to the study of Muslim imperial rule in the Ottoman, Safavid and Mughal empires.

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  • Art After Empire by Warren Carter
    Art After Empire (English, Paperback) Warren Carter

    Explores the relationship between art and visual culture in Europe and the 'wider world' from the early twentieth century to the contemporary era of globalisation. -- .

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  • European Art and the Wider World 1350-1550 by Kathleen Christian
    European Art and the Wider World 1350-1550 (English, Paperback) Kathleen Christian

    Focuses on issues of assimilation, translation and misunderstanding as art objects moved between cultures, either literally or imaginatively, and considers how visual culture expresses the increasing contact between Europe and the rest of the world in this era. -- .

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  • Growing up with God and Empire by Stephanie Vandrick
    Growing up with God and Empire (English, Paperback) Stephanie Vandrick

    This book analyzes the memoirs of 42 ?missionary kids' ? the children of North American Protestant missionaries in countries all over the world during the 20th century. It explores ways in which the missionary enterprise was part of the Western colonial enterprise, and ways in which a colonial mindset is unconsciously manifested in these memoirs.

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  • Art and its Global Histories by Diana Newall
    Art and its Global Histories (English, Paperback) Diana Newall

    A varied selection of content, including excerpts, new translations, interviews with curators and artists, and art criticism. The Reader is contextualised under key themes and ideas that underpin the notion of a global art history that spans from the 1400s to present day. -- .

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  • Empire of Cotton by Sven Beckert
    Empire of Cotton (English, Paperback) Sven Beckert

    For about 900 years, from 1000 to 1900, cotton was the world's most important manufacturing industry. It remains a vast business. This book tells the history of the overwhelming role played by cotton in dictating the shape of our world. It is also a case history of how the world works.

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  • Darien by John McKendrick
    Darien (English, Paperback) John McKendrick

    The Company of Scotland and its attempts to establish the colony of Caledonia on the inhospitable isthmus of Panama in the late seventeenth century is one of the most tragic moments of Scottish history. This is the first book to set out the full history of a key moment in Scottish history.

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  • Unfinished Empire by John Darwin
    Unfinished Empire (English, 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 Scramble For Africa by Thomas Pakenham
    The Scramble For Africa (English, Paperback) Thomas Pakenham

    *the full-scale story of the nineteenth-century imperial invasion of Africa

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  • The British Empire by Dr. Piers Brendon
    The British Empire (English, Paperback) Dr. Piers Brendon

    The astonishing story of how a small island in the North Atlantic created the largest empire ever known, one which at its height covered a quarter of the earth's surface.

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