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British Imperial Century, 1815-
British Imperial Century, 1815-
by Timothy Parsons
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In an exceptionally concise and informative fashion, The British Imperial Century offers its readers a comprehensive overview of the formation and administration of the empire from its origins in the early nineteenth century, to its climax at mid-century,... (read more)

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Hanged Man : Story of Miracle, Memory, and Colonialism in the Middle Ages (04 Edition)
Hanged Man : Story of Miracle, Memory, and Colonialism in the Middle Ages (04 Edition)
by Robert Bartlett
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"Superb. Robert Bartlett takes an utterly unnoticed text from the canonization dossier and uses it as a window into the politics, society, culture, and devotional world of the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries. I can think of no other book... (read more)

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Passing the Time in Ballymenone : Culture and History of an Ulster Community (82 Edition)
Passing the Time in Ballymenone : Culture and History of an Ulster Community (82 Edition)
by Henry Glassie
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"This is an extraordinary book." --Progress in Human Geography "... fresh and fascinating." --Come-All-Ye "... an extraordinarily rich and rewarding book.... it is about the effort of one man to find for himself and us the life's breath of the people of... (read more)

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Shattering Silence : Women, Nationalism and Political Subjectivity in Northern Ireland (97 Edition)
Shattering Silence : Women, Nationalism and Political Subjectivity in Northern Ireland (97 Edition)
by B. Aretxaga
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"Begoña Aretxaga provides a forceful voice in ongoing debates, presenting ethnographically and historiographically the gendering of violence that has accompanied the civil war in Northern Ireland.... There is an integrity and passion in Aretxaga's... (read more)

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The Rise & Fall of British Empire
The Rise & Fall of British Empire
by Lawrence James
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A history of British expansions overseas from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. 16pp b/w illus.... (read more)

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Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power
Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power
by Niall Ferguson
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This grand narrative history of the world's first experiment in globalization offers lessons for an ever-expanding American Empire--from England's most talented young historian.... (read more)

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Great Irish Famine (95 Edition)
Great Irish Famine (95 Edition)
by Cormac O'grada
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The Irish Famine of 1846-50 was one of the great disasters of the nineteenth century. Cormac Ó Gráda's concise survey puts the Famine in the context of the Irish economy, assesses the Famine itself, and discusses its many consequences. Despite... (read more)

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Ireland (07 Edition)
Ireland (07 Edition)
by Gustave De Beaumont
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Paralleling his friend Alexis de Tocqueville's visit to America, Gustave de Beaumont traveled through Ireland in the mid-1830s to observe its people and society. In Ireland, he chronicles the history of the Irish and offers up a national portrait on the... (read more)

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Gender and Empire (04 Edition)
Gender and Empire (04 Edition)
by Philippa Levine
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Focusing the perspectives of gender scholarship on the study of empire produces an original volume full of fascinating new insights about the conduct of men as well as women. Bringing together disparate fields - politics, medicine, sexuality, childhood... (read more)

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Burdens of History (94 Edition)
Burdens of History (94 Edition)
by Antoinette Burton
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In this study of British middle-class feminism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Antoinette Burton explores an important but neglected historical dimension of the relationship between feminism and imperialism. Demonstrating how... (read more)

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World of the Celts (05 Edition)
World of the Celts (05 Edition)
by Simon James
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Warlike, flamboyant, courageous--the ancient Celts had a fearsome reputation. For five hundred years they dominated the lands north of the Alps, before being largely absorbed into the Roman Empire. But Celtic culture survived and achieved a glorious... (read more)

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Imperial Meridian : the British Empire and the World, 1780-1830 (89 Edition)
Imperial Meridian : the British Empire and the World, 1780-1830 (89 Edition)
by C. A. Bayly
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In this impressive and ambitious survey Dr Bayly studies the rise, apogee and decline of what has come to be called `the Second British Empire' -- the great expansion of British dominion overseas (particularly in Asia and the Middle East) during the... (read more)

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Great Famine and Irish Diaspora in America (99 Edition)
Great Famine and Irish Diaspora in America (99 Edition)
by Arthur Gribben
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Between 1845 and 1855, nearly 1.5 million Irish women, men, and children sailed to America to escape the Great Famine, triggered by successive years of potato blight. The famine and resulting emigration had a profound impact not only on the history of... (read more)

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Penguin History of Britain #9: Hope and Glory: Britain 1900-2000, Second Edition
Penguin History of Britain #9: Hope and Glory: Britain 1900-2000, Second Edition
by P F Clarke
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With a new chapter on the 1990s, this is the definitive history of Britain in the 20th century.... (read more)

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Biting at the Grave: The Irish Hunger Strikes and the Politics of Despair
Biting at the Grave: The Irish Hunger Strikes and the Politics of Despair
by Padraig Omalley
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A haunting account of the hunger strikes of 1981 and their lingering effects on the troubled peoples of Northern Ireland.... (read more)

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The Rise and Fall of the British Empire
The Rise and Fall of the British Empire
by Lawrence James
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Great Britain's geopolitical role has undergone many changes over the last four centuries. Once a maritime superpower and ruler of half the world, Britain now occupies an isolated position as an economically fragile island often at odds with her European... (read more)

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Lion's Share (4TH 04 Edition)
Lion's Share (4TH 04 Edition)
by Bernard Porter
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This leading general history of British imperialism, from its Victorian heyday to present times, has been thoroughly revised and updated. As well as presenting a lively narrative of events, Bernard Porter explores a number of broad analytical themes,... (read more)

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Rise of Respectable Society : a Social History of Victorian Britain, 1830-1900 (88 Edition)
Rise of Respectable Society : a Social History of Victorian Britain, 1830-1900 (88 Edition)
by F. M. Thompson
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One of England's grand masters of history provides a clear and persuasive interpretation of the creation of "respectable society" in Victorian Britain. Integrating a vast amount of research previously hidden in obscure or academic journals, he covers... (read more)

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British Imperialism, 1750-1970 (98 Edition)
British Imperialism, 1750-1970 (98 Edition)
by Simon C. Smith
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Cambridge Perspectives in History provides a range of textbooks and advanced history courses, focusing on key periods and themes in British and European history.... (read more)

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Northern Ireland Conflict: a Beginn (10 Edition)
Northern Ireland Conflict: a Beginn (10 Edition)
by Edwards
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The Northern Ireland conflict was the most protracted campaign of terrorist violence in modern history. This landmark introduction uses interviews and the latest archival material to chart the history of “The Troubles” and examine their legacy.... (read more)

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