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

CFP: Empire and Globalisation(s): Circulations, Exchanges and Trans-Imperial Cooperation in Africa, 19th-20th Centuries (Lausanne, 9-10 May 2019)

Over the course of the last few years, the transnational and global turn in the social sciences has inspired a profound renewal of colonial and imperial history (Kreienbaum, Kamissek, 2016).

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
David French
Reviewer: 
Brian Drohan

Drohan on French, 'Army, Empire, and Cold War: The British Army and Military Policy, 1945-1971'

David French. Army, Empire, and Cold War: The British Army and Military Policy, 1945-1971. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. x + 335 pp. $150.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-954823-1.

Reviewed by Brian Drohan (University of North Carolina Chapel Hill) Published on H-Empire (May, 2013) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Benjamin Claude Brower
Reviewer: 
Matthew Lauzon

Lauzon on Brower, 'A Desert Named Peace: The Violence of France's Empire in the Algerian Sahara, 1844-1902'

Benjamin Claude Brower. A Desert Named Peace: The Violence of France's Empire in the Algerian Sahara, 1844-1902. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011. 480 pp. $26.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-15493-2.

Reviewed by Matthew Lauzon Published on H-Empire (April, 2013) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

French Colonial Expansion and Violence in the Algerian Sahara

Author: 
Karen M. Kern
Reviewer: 
Denise Jenison

Jenison on Kern, 'Imperial Citizen: Marriage and Citizenship in the Ottoman Frontier Provinces of Iraq'

Karen M. Kern. Imperial Citizen: Marriage and Citizenship in the Ottoman Frontier Provinces of Iraq. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2011. xiv + 186 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8156-3285-6.

Reviewed by Denise Jenison (Kent State University) Published on H-Empire (March, 2013) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Marriage in the Service of Empire

Author: 
Giordano Nanni
Reviewer: 
Jonathan Anuik

Anuik on Nanni, 'The Colonisation of Time: Ritual, Routine and Resistance in the British Empire'

Giordano Nanni. The Colonisation of Time: Ritual, Routine and Resistance in the British Empire. Studies in Imperialism Series. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2012. xviii + 254 pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7190-8271-9.

Reviewed by Jonathan Anuik (University of Alberta) Published on H-Empire (February, 2013) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

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