Welcome to H-Empire, H-Net's interdisciplinary 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

ANN: Menace to Empire: Book Discussion

The Society for Global Nineteenth-Century Studies is pleased to announce the next event in its "In Conversation" series. Join Moon-Ho Jung, author of Menace to Empire, in conversation with Julie Greene about his new book exploring colonial violence and anticolonial rage from across the Pacific between the Philippine-American War and World War II.

ANN: Past Imperfect history podcast: Linda Colley

Episode 2 of Past Imperfect features Dr. Linda Colley (Princeton University). Colley's The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen is a wide-ranging exploration of the development of constitutions, a book which demonstrates how increasingly violent warfare led to the worldwide spread of these documents between the 18th and early 20th centuries.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Durba Mitra
Reviewer: 
Tamala Malerk

Malerk on Mitra, 'Indian Sex Life: Sexuality and the Colonial Origins of Modern Social Thought'

Durba Mitra. Indian Sex Life: Sexuality and the Colonial Origins of Modern Social Thought. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2020. 296 pp. $99.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-19634-3; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-691-19635-0.

Reviewed by Tamala Malerk (University of South Florida) Published on H-Empire (May, 2020) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed (Elizabeth City State University)

Author: 
Ola Hnatiuk
Reviewer: 
John Vsetecka

Vsetecka on Hnatiuk, 'Courage and Fear'

Ola Hnatiuk. Courage and Fear. Trans. Ewa Siwak. Ukrainian Studies Series. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2020. xvii + 534 pp. $45.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-64469-251-6

Reviewed by John Vsetecka (Michigan State University) Published on H-Empire (April, 2020) Commissioned by Gemma Masson (University of Birmingham)

Author: 
Adrian Brisku
Reviewer: 
Orel Beilinson

Beilinson on Brisku, 'Political Reform in the Ottoman and Russian Empires: A Comparative Approach'

Adrian Brisku. Political Reform in the Ottoman and Russian Empires: A Comparative Approach. Europe’s Legacy in the Modern World Series. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017. 272 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4742-3856-4.

Reviewed by Orel Beilinson (Yale University) Published on H-Empire (April, 2020) Commissioned by Gemma Masson (University of Birmingham)

Author: 
Michael Hope
Reviewer: 
Wonhee Cho

Cho on Hope, 'Power, Politics, and Tradition in the Mongol Empire and the Īlkhānate of Iran'

Michael Hope. Power, Politics, and Tradition in the Mongol Empire and the Īlkhānate of Iran. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Illustrations. 272 pp. $94.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-876859-3.

Reviewed by Wonhee Cho (The Academy of Korean Studies) Published on H-Empire (March, 2020) Commissioned by Gemma Masson (University of Birmingham)

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