Welcome to H-Empire, H-Net's interdisciplinary network on colonial and imperial studies!

H-Empire seeks to bring together scholars and others interested in sharing resources, research and questions concerning the origin, development, working and decline of empires, rather broadly defined across academic disciplines and professional interests, chronological time periods, and geographical regions.

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Author: 
Jonathan Daly
Reviewer: 
Jacob Ivey

Ivey on Daly, 'The Rise of Western Power: a Comparative History of Western Civilization (2nd ed.)'

Jonathan Daly. The Rise of Western Power: a Comparative History of Western Civilization (2nd ed.). London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014, 2021 (2nd ed.). 696 pp. $44.95 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-4411-1851-6.

Reviewed by Jacob Ivey (Florida Institute of Technology) Published on H-Empire (July, 2022) Commissioned by Gemma Masson (University of Birmingham)

Author: 
Luca Scholz
Reviewer: 
Joseph F. Patrouch

Patrouch on Scholz, 'Borders and Freedom of Movement in the Holy Roman Empire'

Luca Scholz. Borders and Freedom of Movement in the Holy Roman Empire. Studies in German History Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020. 288 pp. Ill. $85.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-19-258444-1; $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-884567-6.

Reviewed by Joseph F. Patrouch (University of Alberta) Published on H-Empire (March, 2022) Commissioned by Gemma Masson (University of Birmingham)

Author: 
Richard Price
Reviewer: 
Darren Reid

Reid on Price, 'Empire and Indigeneity: Histories and Legacies'

Richard Price. Empire and Indigeneity: Histories and Legacies. London: Routledge, 2021. 372 pp. $44.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-367-56579-4; $160.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-367-56578-7; $44.95 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-00-309844-7.

Reviewed by Darren Reid (University College London) Published on H-Empire (March, 2022) Commissioned by Gemma Masson (University of Birmingham)

Author: 
Pierre Schill, ed.
Reviewer: 
Gavin Murray-Miller

Murray-Miller on Schill, 'Réveiller l'archive d'une guerre coloniale. Gaston Chérau, correspondant de guerre, 1911-1912'

Pierre Schill, ed. Réveiller l'archive d'une guerre coloniale. Gaston Chérau, correspondant de guerre, 1911-1912. Ivry-sur-Seine: Creaphis éditions, 2018. 478 pp. EUR 35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-2-35428-141-0

Reviewed by Gavin Murray-Miller (Cardiff University) Published on H-Empire (June, 2021) Commissioned by Gemma Masson (University of Birmingham)

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