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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: ABC interview on Congo Free State with Stanard (Berry College)

H-Empire subscribers might be interested in Sarah Macdonald’s interview of Professor Matt Stanard (Berry College) for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) program Nightlife.  The interview was for Nightlife's “This Week in History” segment, this past week having marked 133 years since the declaration of the Congo Free State in 1885.  It is available here: 

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Stefan Manz
Reviewer: 
Martin Kalb

Kalb on Manz, 'Constructing a German Diaspora: The "Greater German Empire", 1871-1918'

Stefan Manz. Constructing a German Diaspora: The "Greater German Empire", 1871-1918. Oxford: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2013. 360 pp. $145.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-89226-1.

Reviewed by Martin Kalb (Bridgewater College) Published on H-Empire (September, 2016) Commissioned by Stephen Jackson

Author: 
Anthony Pagden
Reviewer: 
Matthew G. Stanard

Stanard on Pagden, 'The Burdens of Empire: 1539 to the Present'

Anthony Pagden. The Burdens of Empire: 1539 to the Present. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 302 pp. $29.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-18828-9.

Reviewed by Matthew G. Stanard (Berry College) Published on H-Empire (September, 2016) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Marc Matera
Reviewer: 
Anne Rush

Rush on Matera, 'Black London: The Imperial Metropolis and Decolonization in the Twentieth Century'

Marc Matera. Black London: The Imperial Metropolis and Decolonization in the Twentieth Century. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2015. 414 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-28430-2.

Reviewed by Anne Rush (University of Maryland) Published on H-Empire (September, 2016) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

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