The New Imperial Histories Reader
Edited by Stephen Howe
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New Imperial Histories Reader by Stephen Howe
Book DescriptionIn recent years, imperial history has experienced a newfound vigour, dynamism and diversity. There has been an explosion of new work in the field, which has been driven into even greater prominence by contemporary world events. However, this resurgence has brought with it disputes between those who are labelled as exponents of a 'new imperial history' and those who can, by default, be termed old imperial historians. This collection not only gathers together some of the most important, influential and controversial work which has come to be labelled 'new imperial history', but also presents key examples of innovative recent writing across the broader fields of imperial and colonial studies. This book is the perfect companion for any student interested in empires and global history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415424585
(246mm x 174mm x 28mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stephen Howe
New Imperial Histories Reader, Hardback (May 2007)
Gathers together some of the important, influential and controversial work which has come to be labelled 'new imperial history'. This collection presents key examples of innovative writing across the broader fields of imperial and colonial studies.
Empire: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (August 2002)
Although the great historic imperial systems have collapsed during the past, their legacies shape almost every aspect of life on a global scale. What has replaced the old territorial empires in world politics? Do the United States and its allies - the forces of 'globalization', constitute a new imperial system?
Ireland and Empire, Paperback (January 2002)
A growing band of historians, political commentators, and cultural critics has sought to analyze Ireland's past and present in colonial terms. This book explores these controversies, ranging from debates over the ancient and medieval past to those in current literary and postcolonial theory.
Anticolonialism in British Politics, Hardback (November 1993)» View all books by Stephen Howe
A full scholarly study of British anticolonialism. The text evaluates the changing ways in which, arising out of the experience of Empire and decolonization, more general ideas about imperialism, nationalism, and underdevelopment were developed during the years 1918-1964.
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Author Biography - Stephen Howe
Stephen Howe is Professor of the History and Cultures of Colonialism at the University of Bristol. His previous books include Anticolonialism in British Politics (1993); Afrocentrism (1998); Ireland and Empire (2000) and Empire: a Very Short Introduction (2002). He is also co-editor of the Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History.
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