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Gender and Conversion Narratives in the Nineteenth Century
Kirsten Rüther, Angelika Schaser and Jacqueline Van Gent

Gender and Conversion Narratives in the Nineteenth Century

German Mission at Home and Abroad

Addressing an important social and political issue which is still much debated today, this volume explores the connections between religious conversions and gendered identity against the backdrop of a world undergoing significant social transformations. Adopting a collaborative approach to their research, the authors explore the connections ...

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British Humanitarianism and the Congo Reform Movement, 1896-1913
Dean Pavlakis

British Humanitarianism and the Congo Reform Movement, 1896-1913

Examining key factors in the successes and failures of a pivotal movement that aided the colonized people of the Congo and broadened the idea of human rights, this book provides a valuable update to scholarship on the history of humanitarianism in Africa. The Congo Reform movement built on the institutional experience of overseas humanitarianism, the energy of evangelical political involvement, and innovations in racial, imperial, and nationalist ...

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The British Empire
Jeremy Black

The British Empire

A History and a Debate

Focusing on the most prominent and wide-ranging empire in world history, the British empire, Jeremy Black provides not only a history of that empire, but also a perspective from which to consider the issues of its strengths and weaknesses, and rights and wrongs. The book addresses global decline, decolonisation, and the complex nature of post-colonialism ...

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The Chinese Impact upon English Renaissance Literature
Mingjun Lu

The Chinese Impact upon English Renaissance Literature

A Globalization and Liberal Cosmopolitan Approach to Donne and Milton

Drawing on globalization theory and the representations of China in English Renaissance literature, author Mingjun Lu proposes a liberal cosmopolitanism model to study the early modern interactions with the 'other'. Challenging the conventional colonial/postcolonial, nationalist, and Orientalist frameworks, the liberal cosmopolitanism model ...

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Cracks in the Dome: Fractured Histories of Empire in the Zanzibar Museum, 1897-1964
Sarah Longair

Cracks in the Dome: Fractured Histories of Empire in the Zanzibar Museum, 1897-1964

As one of the most recognisable landmarks from Zanzibar’s years as a British Protectorate, the distinctive domed building of the Peace Memorial Museum is widely known and admired by Zanzibaris and visitors alike. Yet the compelling history behind its construction and collection has been overlooked until now. Through vivid narratives involving people, objects and exhibits, this book exposes the fractures, contradictions and tensions in creating and ...

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Before Middle Passage: Translated Portuguese Manuscripts of Atlantic Slave Trading From West Africa to Iberian Territories, 1513–26
Edited by Trevor P. Hall

Before Middle Passage: Translated Portuguese Manuscripts of Atlantic Slave Trading From West Africa to Iberian Territories, 1513–26

On the 20th of January 1526, the Santiago left Lisbon bound for Africa with a cargo of iron and cloth; by early October the ship was back in Portugal with a very different cargo, 108 enslaved Africans. This volume consists of a translation into English of the receipt book from the customs office of the Cape Verde Islands. In it, Portuguese customs agents recorded import duties on over 3,000 slaves transported from nearby West Africa in 36 ships. The ...

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D. H. Lawrence's Australia
David Game

D. H. Lawrence's Australia

Anxiety at the Edge of Empire

In this first full-length account of D. H. Lawrence’s rich engagement with a country he found both fascinating and frustrating, Game examines how Australia informed the utopian and regenerative visions that characterize so much of Lawrence’s work. He sheds new light on Lawrence’s attitudes towards Australian Aborigines, women and colonialism ...

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English Colonial Texts on Tangier, 1661–1684
Karim Bejjit

English Colonial Texts on Tangier, 1661–1684

Imperialism and the Politics of Resistance

This critical edition presents a remarkable collection of 18 Restoration pamphlets dealing with the English occupation of Tangier. In an extensive original introduction, Karim Bejjit narrates the various stages of the colonial venture in Tangier, and critically analyses both the British historiography and current scholarship on the subject ...

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