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Major Works: Imperial & Colonial History

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 20 new and published major works in the subject of Imperial & Colonial History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time.

Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

New and Published Books

  1. Slavery

    Edited by Gad Heuman, Trevor Burnard

    Series: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

    Serious research in and around the history—and contemporary reality—of slavery is very wide-ranging, and flourishes as never before. This new four-volume collection from Routledge’s acclaimed series, Critical Concepts in Historical Studies, meets the need for a reference work to help users make...

    Published September 27th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Women in Colonial India: Historical Documents and Sources

    Edited by Pramod K. Nayar

    Co-published by Routledge and Edition Synapse, this new title makes key archival source material readily available to scholars, researchers, and students of Indian imperial history. The collection will be particularly welcomed by those working in women’s and gender studies, and in women’s history,...

    Published September 12th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Imperial Japan and the World, 1931-1945

    Edited by Antony Best

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    The transformation of Japan in the years between 1931 and 1945 into an expansionist and potentially hegemonic power that threatened the stability of the international order in East Asia is a topic that is central to any understanding of the region’s history in the twentieth century. This new...

    Published November 16th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Women and Empire, 1750–1939

    Primary Sources on Gender and Anglo-Imperialism

    Edited by Susan K. Martin, Caroline Daley, Elizabeth Dimock, Cheryl Cassidy, Cecily Devereux

    Series: History of Feminism

    Women and Empire, 1750–1939: Primary Sources on Gender and Anglo-Imperialism functions to extend significantly the range of the History of Feminism series (co-published by Routledge and Edition Synapse), bringing together the histories of British and American women’s emancipation, represented in...

    Published January 26th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Today and Tomorrow 103 Titles Bound in 25 Volumes

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions

    This series, originally published in the 1920s and 1930s, includes work by some of the twentieth century’s most well-known thinkers, scientists, philosophers, doctors, critics and artists. When first published it was immediately recognized as a noteworthy event. Written from various points of...

    Published April 11th 2008 by Routledge

  6. Great Britain, The Empire and America: Mini-set K Today & Tomorrow 2 vols

    Today and Tomorrow

    By Various

    The volumes in this mini-set discuss Britain and its relationship with its colonies, Irish and Scottish national identity and the relationship between the UK, USA and Canada. Authors included are C H Bretherton, J F C Fuller, George Godwin, C M Grieve, W Eric Harris, R J Minney, F C S Schiller,...

    Published March 1st 2008 by Routledge

  7. Britain and Russia in Central Asia 1880–1907

    Edited by Martin Ewans

    Britain and Russia in Central Asia, 1880–1907 is the third in a series of collections of books and documents on the relationship between Britain and Russia in Central Asia during the nineteenth century. The previous sets have covered the periods 1800–42 (The Great Game: Britain and Russia in...

    Published December 19th 2007 by Routledge

  8. Colonial Urban Development

    Culture, Social Power and Environment

    By Anthony D. King

    The Study focuses on the social and, more especially, the cultural processes governing colonial urban development and develops a theory and methodology to do this. The author demonstrates how the physical and spatial arrangements characterizing urban development are unique products of a particular...

    Published December 21st 2006 by Routledge

  9. A Philosophical and Political History of the Settlements and Trade of the Europeans in the East and West Indies

    By Abbe Raynal

    Abbé Raynal’s A Philosophical and Political History of the Settlements and Trade of the Europeans in the East and West Indies is one of the great eighteenth-century histories. It attempts no less than an assessment of European settlement and colonization. The ideas contained within the work, and...

    Published November 30th 2006 by Routledge

  10. Women's Travel Writing, 1750-1850

    Edited by Caroline Franklin

    Series: History of Feminism

    The Romantic Period saw a massive advance in British colonial expansion, which was accompanied by a corresponding expansion in travel writings. These published letters, journals and books provided British readers with detailed accounts of new and exotic locations and thus engaged the reading public...

    Published May 12th 2006 by Routledge