The H-Decol network provides a forum in which the end of European, American and Asian empires and the rise of independent nation-states, principally, but not exclusively, in the long twentieth century, can be understood holistically, across the boundaries drawn by particular bilateral metropole-colony relations. H-Decol explores the nexus of power, strategy and identity that carved overseas empires into the nation-states that make up the modern atlas. Above all, H-Decol seeks to encourage scholarly discussion and debate across academic disciplines on the course of imperial retrenchment, and the broader cultural, economic, political and ideological imprint left by decolonization on both the 'colonizer' and the 'colonized'.

Recent Content

Author: 
Mark Lewis
Reviewer: 
Robert Whitaker

Whitaker on Lewis, 'The Birth of the New Justice: The Internationalization of Crime and Punishment, 1919-1950'


Mark Lewis. The Birth of the New Justice: The Internationalization of Crime and Punishment, 1919-1950. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. 368 pp. $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-966028-5.

Reviewed by Robert Whitaker (Tarrant County College)
Published on H-Decol (May, 2015)
Commissioned by Christopher R. Dietrich

Author: 
Marwa Elshakry
Reviewer: 
Maurice Jr. M. Labelle

Labelle on Elshakry, 'Reading Darwin in Arabic, 1860-1950'


Marwa Elshakry. Reading Darwin in Arabic, 1860-1950. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014. 448 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-00130-2.

Reviewed by Maurice Jr. M. Labelle (University of Saskatchewan)
Published on H-Decol (May, 2015)
Commissioned by Christopher R. Dietrich

Author Interview: Righteous Republic by Ananya Vajpeyi on New Books in South Asian Studies

Hi there,

If you're interested in the development of ideas amongst some of the leading figures of the Indian independence movement, then you'll probably also be interested in listening to Ananya Vajpeyi discuss her wonderful book Righteous Republic: The Political Foundations of Modern India on New Books in South Asian Studies.

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