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: Confronting the Colonial Past! “Askari”, Lettow-Vorbeck and Hamburg’s Entangled (Post-)Colonial Legacies (Hamburg, 28 February - 2 March 2018)

Conference to mark the end of the first phase of the research centre “Hamburg’s (post-)colonial legacy”, February 28th – March 2nd 2018

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Theodore Koditschek
Reviewer: 
Bernard Porter

Porter on Koditschek, 'Liberalism, Imperialism, and the Historical Imagination: Nineteenth-Century Visions of a Greater Britain'

Theodore Koditschek. Liberalism, Imperialism, and the Historical Imagination: Nineteenth-Century Visions of a Greater Britain. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 368 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-76791-0.

Reviewed by Bernard Porter (University of Newcastle) Published on H-Empire (December, 2011) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Imperium et Libertas

Author: 
Sarah D. Shields
Reviewer: 
David Getman

Getman on Shields, 'Fezzes in the River: Identity Politics and European Diplomacy in the Middle East on the Eve of World War II'

Sarah D. Shields. Fezzes in the River: Identity Politics and European Diplomacy in the Middle East on the Eve of World War II. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. xi + 306 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-539331-6.

Reviewed by David Getman (Rice University) Published on H-Empire (November, 2011) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Philip J. Stern
Reviewer: 
Ilya Vinkovetsky

Vinkovetsky on Stern, 'The Company-State: Corporate Sovereignty and the Early Modern Foundations of the British Empire in India'

Philip J. Stern. The Company-State: Corporate Sovereignty and the Early Modern Foundations of the British Empire in India. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. 300 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-539373-6; $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-993036-4.

Reviewed by Ilya Vinkovetsky (Simon Fraser University) Published on H-Empire (November, 2011) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Hilary M. Carey
Reviewer: 
David Lindenfeld

Lindenfeld on Carey, 'God’s Empire: Religion and Colonialism in the British World, c.1801–1908'

Hilary M. Carey. God’s Empire: Religion and Colonialism in the British World, c.1801–1908. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 446 S. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-19410-5.

Reviewed by David Lindenfeld (Louisiana State University) Published on H-Empire (September, 2011) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Ministering to Settler Colonists

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