Welcome to H-Empire, H-Net's 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.

Recent Discussions

ANN: Maritime History and Culture Seminars, 2016–17

Maritime History and Culture Seminars, 2016–17

This series, convened by the National Maritime Museum and held at the Institute of Historical Research, explores humankind’s relationship with the sea through museum and archive collections. At its heart is the idea that our history is entwined with the maritime world and that people’s lives have always been shaped by the sea. Bringing together established names and new researchers, the series draws upon a range of different approaches to encourage debate and discussion.

 

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Stefan Manz
Reviewer: 
Martin Kalb

Kalb on Manz, 'Constructing a German Diaspora: The "Greater German Empire", 1871-1918'


Stefan Manz. Constructing a German Diaspora: The "Greater German Empire", 1871-1918. Oxford: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2013. 360 pp. $145.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-89226-1.

Reviewed by Martin Kalb (Bridgewater College)
Published on H-Empire (September, 2016)
Commissioned by Stephen Jackson

Author: 
Anthony Pagden
Reviewer: 
Matthew G. Stanard

Stanard on Pagden, 'The Burdens of Empire: 1539 to the Present'


Anthony Pagden. The Burdens of Empire: 1539 to the Present. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 302 pp. $29.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-18828-9.

Reviewed by Matthew G. Stanard (Berry College)
Published on H-Empire (September, 2016)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Marc Matera
Reviewer: 
Anne Rush

Rush on Matera, 'Black London: The Imperial Metropolis and Decolonization in the Twentieth Century'


Marc Matera. Black London: The Imperial Metropolis and Decolonization in the Twentieth Century. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2015. 414 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-28430-2.

Reviewed by Anne Rush (University of Maryland)
Published on H-Empire (September, 2016)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

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