Sovereignty, Property and Empire, 1500-2000

Author: Andrew Fitzmaurice

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: History

Page: 400

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Adopting a global approach, Fitzmaurice analyses the laws that shaped modern European empires from medieval times to the twentieth century.

The Routledge Handbook of the History of Settler Colonialism

Author: Edward Cavanagh

Publisher: Taylor & Francis


Category: History

Page: 470

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The Routledge Handbook of the History of Settler Colonialism examines the global history of settler colonialism as a distinct mode of domination from ancient times to the present day. It explores the ways in which new polities were established in freshly discovered ‘New Worlds’, and covers the history of many countries, including Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Japan, South Africa, Liberia, Algeria, Canada, and the USA. Chronologically as well as geographically wide-reaching, this volume focuses on an extensive array of topics and regions ranging from settler colonialism in the Neo-Assyrian and Roman empires, to relationships between indigenes and newcomers in New Spain and the early Mexican republic, to the settler-dominated polities of Africa during the twentieth century. Its twenty-nine inter-disciplinary chapters focus on single colonies or on regional developments that straddle the borders of present-day states, on successful settlements that would go on to become powerful settler nations, on failed settler colonies, and on the historiographies of these experiences. Taking a fundamentally international approach to the topic, this book analyses the varied experiences of settler colonialism in countries around the world. With a synthesizing yet original introduction, this is a landmark contribution to the emerging field of settler colonial studies and will be a valuable resource for anyone interested in the global history of imperialism and colonialism.

Nature, Action and the Future

Author: Katrina Forrester

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: History

Page: 247

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Leading scholars of political thought demonstrate how the history of political ideas makes sense of environmental politics and climate change.

Boundaries of the International

Law and Empire

Author: Jennifer Pitts

Publisher: Harvard University Press


Category: History

Page: 188

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It is commonly believed that international law originated in respectful relations among free and equal European states. But as Jennifer Pitts shows, international law was forged as much through Europeans' domineering relations with non-European states and empires, leaving a legacy visible in the unequal structures of today's international order.

The Examiner




Category: English literature


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