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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

CFP: Arguing for the Rule of Law: Using the Hebrew Bible and Caricatures of Foreigners in British and Spanish America (Chicago, 26 October 2018)

This is a call for papers in anticipation of a one-day conference to be organized by Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra (University of Texas) and Richard Ross (University of Illinois) through the Symposium on Comparative Early Modern Legal History [https://law.illinois.edu/faculty-research/specialty-programs/legal-history/].  The conference, to be held at the Newberry Library in Chicago on Friday, October 26, 2018, is entitled, “Arguing for the Rule of Law: Using the Hebrew Bible and Caricatures o

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Deborah A. Thomas
Reviewer: 
Anne Rush

Rush on Thomas, 'Exceptional Violence: Embodied Citizenship in Transnational Jamaica'


Deborah A. Thomas. Exceptional Violence: Embodied Citizenship in Transnational Jamaica. Durham: Duke University Press, 2011. xiii + 298 pp. $84.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-5068-2; $23.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5086-6.

Reviewed by Anne Rush (University of Maryland)
Published on H-Empire (August, 2012)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Michael H. Hunt, Steve Levine
Reviewer: 
Jingbin Wang

Wang on Hunt and Levine, 'Arc of Empire: America's Wars in Asia from the Philippines to Vietnam'


Michael H. Hunt, Steve Levine. Arc of Empire: America's Wars in Asia from the Philippines to Vietnam. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012. 340 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3528-9.

Reviewed by Jingbin Wang (Elizabeth City State University)
Published on H-Empire (July, 2012)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
E. Natalie Rothman
Reviewer: 
Christine Isom-Verhaaren

Isom-Verhaaren on Rothman, 'Brokering Empire: Trans-Imperial Subjects between Venice and Istanbul'


E. Natalie Rothman. Brokering Empire: Trans-Imperial Subjects between Venice and Istanbul. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2012. Illustrations. xx + 323 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-4907-9.

Reviewed by Christine Isom-Verhaaren (Benedictine University)
Published on H-Empire (July, 2012)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Matthew P. Romaniello
Reviewer: 
Gary Guadagnolo

Guadagnolo on Romaniello, 'The Elusive Empire: Kazan and the Creation of Russia, 1552-1671'


Matthew P. Romaniello. The Elusive Empire: Kazan and the Creation of Russia, 1552-1671. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2012. xiii + 297 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-299-28514-2.

Reviewed by Gary Guadagnolo (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Published on H-Empire (July, 2012)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

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