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The Routledge History of Western Empires

Edited by: Robert Aldrich , Kirsten McKenzie

Print publication date:  November  2013
Online publication date:  December  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415639873
eBook ISBN: 9781315879499
Adobe ISBN: 9781317999874

10.4324/9781315879499
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The Routledge History of Western Empires is an all new volume focusing on the history of Western Empires in a comparative and thematic perspective. Comprising of thirty-three original chapters arranged in eight thematic sections, the book explores European overseas expansion from the Age of Discovery to the Age of Decolonisation.

Studies by both well-known historians and new scholars offer fresh, accessible perspectives on a multitude of themes ranging from colonialism in the Arctic to the scramble for the coral sea, from attitudes to the environment in the East Indies to plans for colonial settlement in Australasia. Chapters examine colonial attitudes towards poisonous animals and the history of colonial medicine, evangelisaton in Africa and Oceania, colonial recreation in the tropics and the tragedy of the slave trade.

The Routledge History of Western Empires ranges over five centuries and crosses continents and oceans highlighting transnational and cross-cultural links in the imperial world and underscoring connections between colonial history and world history. Through lively and engaging case studies, contributors not only weigh in on historiographical debates on themes such as human rights, religion and empire, and the ‘taproots’ of imperialism, but also illustrate the various approaches to the writing of colonial history. A vital contribution to the field.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Spanish–Indian Encounters Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Floating Franks Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Empires, the Age of Revolutions and Plantation America Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Facing Empire Download PDF
Chapter  5:  An Early Scramble for Africa Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The Theory and Practice of Empire-Building Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Convict Labour and the Western Empires, 1415–1954 Download PDF
Chapter  8:  New Dynamics and New Imperial Powers, 1876–1905 Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Empire at the Floe Edge Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Empires of the Coral Sea Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Colonialism in Palestine Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Native Women of the Americas in Power (C. 1530–1880) Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Neighbourly Relations Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Ottoman Roman Empire, c. 1680–1900 Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The Making of the Coloniale Under the Third Republic Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Expanding Flora’s Empire Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Anthropology and the British Empire Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Health and Disease in the Colonies Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Imperial Science or the Republic of Poison Letters? Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Place and Space in British Imperial History Writing Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Lines Across the Sea Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Empire and City Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Hill Stations, Spas, Clubs, Safaris and Colonial Life Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Ottoman Art, Empire and the Orientalism Debate Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Environment and Visual Culture in the Tropics Download PDF
Chapter  26:  At Play on the Football Fields of Empire? Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Pax Romana Transposed Download PDF
Chapter  28:  British Missions and Missionaries in The High Imperial Era, C. 1857–1914 Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Religion and Empire in the South Seas in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Violence and Empire Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Human Rights and Empire Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Resisting Decolonisation Download PDF
Epilogue Download PDF
eBooks Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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