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Empires and Colonialism By Andreas Sofroniou
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An empire is the absolute dynasty of a group of countries under the rule of one sovereign State. It can be an extensive territory, an aggregate of many States, all under the ultimate authority of one... More > person, an emperor or empress. It may also be a ruling of people reluctant to give up carefully nurtured empires, which are governed by supreme and extensive political dominion, with absolute control and paramount influence. In years bygone, this was mainly the position or dignity of an emperor, now very rare. In a few cases, throughout history, an empire-builder (a person who added to a territory) sought to increase his or her country’s authority. A good example would be that of the British Empire who often employed a British overseas administrator, whose responsibility would be to sustain the governed areas and to handle the activities regarding the building of the worldwide empire. According to scripted historical events, there were many empires in the world, where some are still taught in schools.< Less
Empires and Colonialism By Andreas Sofroniou
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An empire is the absolute dynasty of a group of countries under the rule of one sovereign State. It can be an extensive territory, an aggregate of many States, all under the ultimate authority of one... More > person, an emperor or empress. It may also be a ruling of people reluctant to give up carefully nurtured empires, which are governed by supreme and extensive political dominion, with absolute control and paramount influence. In years bygone, this was mainly the position or dignity of an emperor, now very rare. In a few cases, throughout history, an empire-builder (a person who added to a territory) sought to increase his or her country’s authority. A good example would be that of the British Empire who often employed a British overseas administrator, whose responsibility would be to sustain the governed areas and to handle the activities regarding the building of the worldwide empire. According to scripted historical events, there were many empires in the world, where some are still taught in schools.< Less
British Empire Medals - A Military History By W. Augustus Steward
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This military history of the British Empire successfully chronicles significant battles and campaigns on land and sea through a single, common thread: their medals. Each battle's account is... More > accompanied by a complete list of regiments serving, while casualties sustained and inflicted by the British side detailed. Combative manoeuvres, advances, retreats, setbacks and routs are mentioned in a lively but factual style, followed up by the mentions of the accolades and behaviours of the major commanders. Significant battles, such as Waterloo, The Charge of the Light Brigade, and Rorke's Drift, receive good examination and account, with all corresponding medals likewise described. We also receive generous and meaningful coverage of naval engagements with European rivals. With these as concluding parts, we may call this book a comprehensive military history approached in a stimulating and novel fashion: simply put, British Empire Medals - A Military History is a more than worthwhile purchase.< Less
COLONIAL BOY Second Edition By Denis Montgomery
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These memoirs describe the life of the author from 1934 to 1954, during WWII and the pre-apartheid period, when the Union of South Africa was an honoured and much valued member of the British... More > Commonwealth. The detailed and intimate stories include much background to life in those years which have now become history. There are brief notes on his subsequent career in the 'wider world'.< Less
British-India Maps By The Indiaman Magazine
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Digitally restored maps of British-India towns and railway routes of the individual railway companies such as the East Indian Railways, the Great Indian Peninsular Railways, the Bombay, Baroda and... More > Central India Railways plus many more dating from 1897. Locate the British churches, cemeteries, schools, British cantonments and railway stations where your family lived in 19th century British-India.< Less
British Memorial Inscriptions in India By The Indiaman Magazine
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A poignant record of almost 1,000 individual memorial inscriptions about the people who served in British-India and Southern Asia! A fascinating and comprehensive record of individuals lives who... More > served in India and Southern Asia taken from their tombstones. Within this book are 114 pages containing almost 1,000 memorial inscriptions which record the names and details of several thousand people! These records are a mine of information for any genealogist who wants to learn more about their family. Details of service in India and family relationships were carved on these tombstones for eternity, and are recorded here giving you a wealth of family information that can help you to uncover more details about your own family.< Less
British India 1900-47 By Robert J. Carr
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A students' guide to British India - the Raj. This is a Himalayan University publication designed to engage with students and enable the processing of historical information. It is suitable for both... More > college and university learners.< Less
Letters, Journals, & Diaries of ye Colonial America By Don Corbly
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These 93 stories provide a unique insight into the lives of mostly ordinary colonial people who lived in extraordinary times. Read the first description of the New World in the exploring ship... More > captain’s logbook, a letter from the first indentured servant, and the trial of Bridget Bishop, the first person hung for witchcraft in Salem. Compare the diary of the richest man in Virginia to poor Mary Cooper’s diary. Read 16-year-old George Washington’s Rules of Civility, the pathetic letter from near-destitute indentured Elizabeth Sprig, Benjamin Franklin’s account of Grime’s confession and hanging, John Adams’ defense of British soldiers in the Boston Massacre, and the first prayer given in the First Continental Congress. Read 16-year-old Sally Wister’s diary of the battle of Germantown, a journal of the participants in the Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere’s account of his Midnight Ride, and newspaper accounts of President Washington’s death and funeral. This book is purchased at the lowest cost through Lulu.com.< Less
Sacred Dialogues: Christianity and Native Religions in the Colonial Americas 1492-1700 By Nicholas Griffiths
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A Spanish conquistador who posed as a sorcerer and cured native Americans as he trekked across an unknown wilderness; a French Jesuit who conjured rain clouds in order to impress his indigenous flock... More > with the potency of Christian magic; a Puritan minister who healed a native chief in order to win him for God; a Mexican noble who was burned at the stake for resisting the gentle Franciscan friars; an Andean chief who was haunted by nightmares in which his native gods did battle with the Christian Father; a Huron magician who vied with French missionaries over spirits of the night in a shaking tent ceremony. These are a few of the individuals whose struggles are brought to life in the pages of this book. Their experiences, among others, reveal what happened when Christianity came into contact with Native American religions in three distinct regions of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century colonial America: Spanish, French and British.< Less
Sacred Dialogues: Christianity And Native Religions In The Colonial Americas 1492-1700 By Nicholas Griffiths
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A Spanish conquistador who posed as a sorcerer and cured native Americans as he trekked across an unknown wilderness; a French Jesuit who conjured rain clouds in order to impress his indigenous flock... More > with the potency of Christian magic; a Puritan minister who healed a native chief in order to win him for God; a Mexican noble who was burned at the stake for resisting the gentle Franciscan friars; an Andean chief who was haunted by nightmares in which his native gods did battle with the Christian Father; a Huron magician who vied with French missionaries over spirits of the night in a shaking tent ceremony. These are a few of the individuals whose struggles are brought to life in the pages of this book. Their experiences, among others, reveal what happened when Christianity came into contact with Native American religions in three distinct regions of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century colonial America: Spanish, French and British.< Less