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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: "Decolonization and the Politics of Wildlife in Africa" Conference Report

The establishment of European colonial rule on the African continent not only involved the colonization of nature, but essentially meant colonization through nature. But in how far did decolonization across Africa south of the Sahara equally affect the sphere of ecology and relationships between humans and wildlife? Have Africa’s wild animals ever been decolonized?

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Recent Reviews

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

Author: 
Nile Green
Reviewer: 
Fahad Bishara

Bishara on Green, 'Bombay Islam: The Religious Economy of the West Indian Ocean, 1840-1915'

Nile Green. Bombay Islam: The Religious Economy of the West Indian Ocean, 1840-1915. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011. xvi + 327 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-76924-2.

Reviewed by Fahad Bishara (Duke University) Published on H-Empire (September, 2011) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Indian Islam in the Age of Industry

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