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The German Empire 1867-1914: And the Unity Movement (Volume One)

The German Empire 1867-1914: And the Unity Movement (Volume One)

1st Edition

William Harbutt Dawson
November 12, 2019

The German Empire, 1867-1914, first published in 1919, represents the most important and comprehensive of William Dawson’s contributions to German history and the understanding of German politics and affairs. This title will be of great interest to students of German and Imperial history....

The German Empire 1867-1914: And the Unity Movement (Volume Two)

The German Empire 1867-1914: And the Unity Movement (Volume Two)

1st Edition

William Harbutt Dawson
November 12, 2019

The German Empire, 1867-1914, first published in 1919, represents the most important and comprehensive of William Dawson’s contributions to German history and the understanding of German politics and affairs. This title will be of great interest to students of German and Imperial history....

Revisionism and Empire: Socialist Imperialism in Germany, 1897-1914

Revisionism and Empire: Socialist Imperialism in Germany, 1897-1914

1st Edition

Roger Fletcher
November 12, 2019

First published in 1984. Revisionism or reformism has long been recognised as one of the main intellectual ancestors of democratic socialism, the last survivor of the tradition of Enlightenment progressivism and the only viable alternative to conservatism on the one hand and Marxist-Leninism on the...

The Baltic States and the End of the Soviet Empire

The Baltic States and the End of the Soviet Empire

1st Edition

Kristian Gerner, Stefan Hedlund
November 12, 2019

First published in 1993. How is it possible for the three tiny Baltic republics to gain their freedom from the Soviet Union, without a single shot being fired or a single stone thrown at the oppressor? The topic of this book is the implosion of the Soviet empire. It tells the parallel stories of...

The Colonial Epoch in Africa

The Colonial Epoch in Africa

1st Edition

Gregory Maddox
November 12, 2019

The articles collected in this study, first published in 1993, concentrates on the transformation and continuities in African societies during the height of the colonial era, and explores the struggles by Africans to find space – socially, politically, or economically – within the confines of...

Conquest and Resistance to Colonialism in Africa

Conquest and Resistance to Colonialism in Africa

1st Edition

Gregory Maddox
November 12, 2019

The articles collected in this study, first published in 1993, concentrates on African struggles to maintain their autonomy. Although the history of interaction between African peoples and those from outside that continent is old, for most of Africa colonial domination by European powers was both...

The Builders of the Mogul Empire

The Builders of the Mogul Empire

1st Edition

Michael Prawdin
November 12, 2019

First published in 1963. The Moguls, the descendants of the Mongols, two and a half centuries later than Jenghiz Khan, created an empire that stretched from Persia to Burma and from the Himalayas to the centre of the Indian subcontinent. It was a creation almost more astonishing than Jenghiz Khan's...

Armenians in the Service of the Ottoman Empire: 1860-1908

Armenians in the Service of the Ottoman Empire: 1860-1908

1st Edition

Mesrob K. Krikorian
November 12, 2019

First published in 1977. Although hundreds of books have been published on the Armenian question and massacres, very little is known about their services in the cultural, economic and administrative life and development of the Ottoman Empire. This study is an investigation into the contribution by...

The Dissolution of the Colonial Empires

The Dissolution of the Colonial Empires

1st Edition

Franz Ansprenger
November 12, 2019

First published in 1989. On the eve of the First World War, almost 72 million square kilometres of territory and more than 560 million people were under colonial rule. By 1980 the European colonial empires had disappeared from the map. Concentrating in particular on the British Commonwealth and the...

Empire and Commerce in Africa: A Study in Economic Imperialism

Empire and Commerce in Africa: A Study in Economic Imperialism

1st Edition

Leonard Woolf
November 12, 2019

In this title, originally published in 1920, Leonard Woolf traces the history of economic imperialism and explores the relations of Europe and Africa since 1876. This analysis of economic imperialism helped to shape attitudes to colonialism for more than one generation of radicals and socialists,...

Images of Imperial Rule

Images of Imperial Rule

1st Edition

Hugh Ridley
November 12, 2019

Originally published in 1983. In the late nineteenth century as the European powers divided the world between themselves and scrambled over Africa, so their writers went with them, recording in fiction, as well as in historical narrative, the events and issues of the colonial expansion. The...

The World Encompassed: The First European Maritime Empires c.800-1650

The World Encompassed: The First European Maritime Empires c.800-1650

1st Edition

G. V. Scammell
November 12, 2019

In this authoritative study, first published in 1981, Geoffrey Scammell traces the course of European expansion between around 800 and 1650, during which time the world known to western Europeans was enlarged in a way unparalleled before or since. The book takes a broad historical perspective,...

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