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Colonialism & imperialism

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The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company

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The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company

William Dalrymple

History; Asian history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Colonialism & imperialism; International trade; Advocate - History

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In August 1765 the East India Company defeated the young Mughal emperor and forced him to establish in his richest provinces... [more]

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Comfort and Judgement: Nineteenth Century Advice Manuals and the Scripting of Australian Identity

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Comfort and Judgement: Nineteenth Century Advice Manuals and the Scripting...

Gene Bawden

History; Colonialism & imperialism

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'My journey to this book is the culmination of a long-held fascination with the history and currency of Australia's domestic... [more]

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Colony: Australia 1770-1861 / Frontier Wars

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Colony: Australia 1770-1861 / Frontier Wars

Cathy Leahy, Judith Ryan, Isobel Crombie, Megan Patty

History; Colonialism & imperialism

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It is now over 250 years since James Cook and his crew set sail in the Endeavour to explore the Pacific. In 1770 they reached... [more]

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The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books: Young Columbus and the Quest for a Universal Library

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The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books: Young Columbus and the Quest for a Universal...

Edward Wilson-Lee

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Colonialism & imperialism

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The fascinating history of Christopher Columbus's illegitimate son Hernando, guardian of his father's flame, courtier, bibliophile... [more]

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The Patient Assassin: A True Tale of Massacre, Revenge and the Raj

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The Patient Assassin: A True Tale of Massacre, Revenge and the Raj

Anita Anand

History; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Colonialism & imperialism

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A gripping story of a twenty-year quest for revenge after one of the most horrific Raj atrocities. [more]

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How to Hide an Empire: A Short History of the Greater United States

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How to Hide an Empire: A Short History of the Greater United States

Daniel Immerwahr

History; History of the Americas; History: earliest times to present day; Colonialism & imperialism; Globalization; Political geography

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For a country that has always denied having dreams of empire, the United States owns a lot of overseas territory. The birth... [more]

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Exterminate All The Brutes

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Exterminate All The Brutes

Sven Lindqvist

History; European history; African history; Social & cultural history; Colonialism & imperialism; Social discrimination

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Taking his title from Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, Sven Lindqvist traces Europe's dark history in Africa in the form... [more]

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Erased: The Untold Story of the Panama Canal

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Erased: The Untold Story of the Panama Canal

Marixa Lasso

History; History of the Americas; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Colonialism & imperialism; Political structure & processes; International relations

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Cutting a path from the Atlantic to the Pacific, the Panama Canal set a new course for the development of Central America-but... [more]

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Lost Kingdom: A History of Russian Nationalism from Ivan the Great to Vladimir Putin

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Lost Kingdom: A History of Russian Nationalism from Ivan the Great to Vladimir...

Serhii Plokhy

History; European history; Asian history; History: earliest times to present day; Colonialism & imperialism; Nationalism

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In 2014, Russia annexed Crimea and attempted to seize a portion of Ukraine. While the world watched in outrage, this violation... [more]

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Empires of the Mind: The Colonial Past and the Politics of the Present

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Empires of the Mind: The Colonial Past and the Politics of the Present

Robert Gildea (University of Oxford)

History; Colonialism & imperialism; National liberation & independence, post-colonialism

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Prize-winning historian Robert Gildea shows that how empires did not vanish after 1945 but were constantly reinvented as neo-colonialisms.... [more]

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The End Game: The Final Chapter in Britain's Great Game in Afghanistan

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The End Game: The Final Chapter in Britain's Great Game in Afghanistan

Susan Loughhead

History; Asian history; Colonialism & imperialism; National liberation & independence, post-colonialism; Afghan War

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A poignant exploration of the British role in Afghanistan from the close of the Second World War to the present. [more]

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Facing Empire: Indigenous Experiences in a Revolutionary Age

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Facing Empire: Indigenous Experiences in a Revolutionary Age

Daniel K. Richter

History; European history; African history; History of the Americas; Colonialism & imperialism; Indigenous peoples

Paperback

Reid, Daniel K. Richter, Rebecca Shumway, Sujit Sivasundaram, Nicole Ulrich [more]

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No Beast So Fierce: The Champawat Tiger and Her Hunter, the First Tiger Conservationist

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No Beast So Fierce: The Champawat Tiger and Her Hunter, the First Tiger...

Dane Huckelbridge

True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Asian history; Colonialism & imperialism; Mathematics & Sciences; Hunting or shooting animals & game

Hardback

The deadliest animal of all time meets the world's most legendary hunter in a classic battle between man and wild. But this... [more]

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Roman Imperialism: A Concise History of the Rise and Expansion of Ancient Rome

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Roman Imperialism: A Concise History of the Rise and Expansion of Ancient...

Dexter Hoyos

History; European history; Classical history & classical civilisation; Colonialism & imperialism

Hardback

Rome - Urbs Roma: city of patricians and plebeians, emperors and gladiators - was the epicentre of a far-flung imperium whose... [more]

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Railways and The Raj: How the Age of Steam Transformed India

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Railways and The Raj: How the Age of Steam Transformed India

Christian Wolmar

History; Asian history; Colonialism & imperialism; Trains & railways: general interest

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The epic story of the British construction of the railways in India, as told by Britain's bestselling transport historian.... [more]

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The Hungry Empire: How Britain's Quest for Food Shaped the Modern World

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The Hungry Empire: How Britain's Quest for Food Shaped the Modern World...

Lizzie Collingham

History; Social & cultural history; Colonialism & imperialism; Food & society

Paperback

Shows how the British created a global network of commerce and trade in foodstuffs that moved people and plants from one continent... [more]

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Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana: Great Battles

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Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana: Great Battles

Ian F. W. Beckett

History; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Social & cultural history; Colonialism & imperialism; Military history; Battles & campaigns

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The story of Isandlwana, the battle that shocked the British empire at its zenith, and Rorke's Drift, which immediately followed... [more]

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French Naval & Colonial Troops 1872-1914

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French Naval & Colonial Troops 1872-1914

Rene Chartrand (Author)

History; Colonialism & imperialism; Military history; Regiments

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France's colonial wars in sub-Saharan Africa and South-East Asia were very largely fought by an organization completely separate... [more]

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Collecting the World: The Life and Curiosity of Hans Sloane

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Collecting the World: The Life and Curiosity of Hans Sloane

James Delbourgo

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Museums & museology; Colonialism & imperialism

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Hans Sloane was the greatest collector of his time, and one of the greatest of all time. His name is familiar today through... [more]

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Storm of the Sea: Indians and Empires in the Atlantic's Age of Sail

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Storm of the Sea: Indians and Empires in the Atlantic's Age of Sail

Matthew R. Bahar (Assistant Professor of History, Assistant Professor of History, Oberlin College)

History; British & Irish history; History of the Americas; Maritime history; Colonialism & imperialism; Indigenous peoples

Hardback

Narratives of cultural encounter in colonial North America often contrast traditional Indian coastal-dwellers and intrepid... [more]

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Progressive New World: How Settler Colonialism and Transpacific Exchange Shaped American Reform

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Progressive New World: How Settler Colonialism and Transpacific Exchange...

Marilyn Lake

History; General & world history; History of the Americas; Australasian & Pacific history; Colonialism & imperialism; International relations

Hardback

In a bold argument, Marilyn Lake shows that race and reform were mutually supportive as Progressivism became the political... [more]

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Viceroys: The Creation of the British

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Viceroys: The Creation of the British

Christopher Lee

History; British & Irish history; Asian history; Colonialism & imperialism

Paperback

Viceroys tells the important story of the British aristocracy sent to govern India during the reigns of five British monarchs... [more]

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By Sea and Stars: The Story of the First Fleet

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By Sea and Stars: The Story of the First Fleet

Trent Dalton

History; Australasian & Pacific history; Maritime history; Colonialism & imperialism; Geographical discovery & exploration

Hardback

Dazzling, poetic and vivid storytelling from one of Australia's greatest writers, which tells the bloody, brutal and enthralling... [more]

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Koh-I-Noor: The History of the World's Most Infamous Diamond

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Koh-I-Noor: The History of the World's Most Infamous Diamond

William Dalrymple, Anita Anand

Precious metal & precious stones: artworks & design; History; Asian history; Colonialism & imperialism

Paperback

The first comprehensive and authoritative history of the Koh-i-Noor, arguably the most celebrated and mythologised jewel in... [more]

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This Whispering in Our Hearts Revisited

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This Whispering in Our Hearts Revisited

Henry Reynolds

History; Australasian & Pacific history; Colonialism & imperialism; Indigenous peoples

Paperback

Listening to the whispering in his own heart, Henry Reynolds was led into the lives of remarkable and largely forgotten white... [more]

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