Empires and Colonies
By (author) Jonathan Hart
Normal Price: $55.95
Your Price: $47.00 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $8.95! (16% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.35 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Empires and Colonies by Jonathan Hart
Book DescriptionEmpires and Colonies provides a thoroughgoing and lively exploration of the expansion of the seaborne empires of western Europe from the fifteenth century and how that process of expansion affected the world, including its successor, the United States. Whilst providing special attention to Europe, the book is careful to highlight the ambivalence and contradiction of that expansion. The book also illuminates connections between empires and colonies as a theme in history, concentrating on culture while also discussing the rich social, economic and political dimensions of the story. Furthermore, Empires and Colonies recognizes that whilst a study of the expansion of Europe is an important part of world history, it is not a history of the world per se. The focus on culture is used to assert that areas and peoples that lack great economic power at any given time also deserve attention. These alternative voices of slaves, indigenous peoples and critics of empire and colonization are an important and compelling element of the book. Empires and Colonies will be essential reading not only for students of imperial history, but also for anyone interested in the makings of our modern world.
Buy Empires and Colonies book by Jonathan Hart from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780745626147
(229mm x 154mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 13-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jonathan Hart
Imagining Culture, Paperback (November 2015)
First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Poetics of Otherness, Hardback (March 2015)
Using the concept of otherness as an entry point into a discussion of poetry, Jonathan Hart's study explores the role of history and theory in relation to literature and culture. Chapters range from trauma in Shakespeare to Bartolome de Las Casas' representation of the Americas to the trench poets to voices from the Holocaust.
From Shakespeare to Obama, Hardback (December 2013)
From Shakespeare to Obama discusses language, slavery, and place from the Portuguese enslavement of African people, through slavery in Shakespeare's plays, to President Obama's 2012 speech on "modern slavery." Balancing close reading with context, this expansive book offers new insight into questions of otherness, rhetoric, and stereotyping.
Textual Imitation, Hardback (October 2012)» View all books by Jonathan Hart
Textual Imitation offers a new critique of the space between fiction and truth, poetry and philosophy. In a nimble, yet startlingly wide-ranging argument, esteemed scholar Jonathan Hart argues that recognition and misrecognition are the keys to understanding texts and contexts from the Old World to the New World.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Empires and Colonies book by Jonathan Hart and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Jonathan Hart
Jonathan Hart is Professor of English, Director of Comparative Literature and Adjunct Professor of History at the University of Alberta.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.