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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: New and Forthcoming Publications

Dear H-Empire members,

Please continue to send me new and forthcoming publications so that I can include them in this recurrent series of posts.

This is a list of new and forthcoming publications of interest to members:

 

Brian Drohan, Brutality in an Age of Human Rights: Activism and Counterinsurgency at the End of the British Empire (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2017)

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Paul S. Landau
Reviewer: 
Edward Cavanagh

Cavanagh on Landau, 'Popular Politics in the History of South Africa, 1400-1948'

Paul S. Landau. Popular Politics in the History of South Africa, 1400-1948. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010. xvi + 300 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-19603-1.

Reviewed by Edward Cavanagh (University of Ottawa) Published on H-Empire (January, 2013) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Mariza de Carvalho Soares
Reviewer: 
Carolyne Ryan

Ryan on Soares, 'People of Faith: Slavery and African Catholics in Eighteenth-Century Rio de Janeiro'

Mariza de Carvalho Soares. People of Faith: Slavery and African Catholics in Eighteenth-Century Rio de Janeiro. Durham: Duke University Press, 2011. Illustrations. xiii + 321 pp. $84.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-5023-1; $23.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5040-8.

Reviewed by Carolyne Ryan (University of Wyoming) Published on H-Empire (January, 2013) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Jason M. Colby
Reviewer: 
Carolyne Ryan

Ryan on Colby, 'The Business of Empire: United Fruit, Race, and U.S. Expansion in Central America'

Jason M. Colby. The Business of Empire: United Fruit, Race, and U.S. Expansion in Central America. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2011. xi + 274 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-4915-4.

Reviewed by Carolyne Ryan (University of Wyoming) Published on H-Empire (November, 2012) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Jean Andreau, Raymond Descat
Reviewer: 
T.E. Rihll

Rihll on Andreau and Descat, 'The Slave in Greece and Rome'

Jean Andreau, Raymond Descat. The Slave in Greece and Rome. Translated by Marion Leopold. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2011. 198 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-299-28374-2.

Reviewed by T.E. Rihll (Swansea University) Published on H-Empire (November, 2012) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Rihll on Andreau and Descat

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