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After the Imperial Turn After the Imperial Turn
Antoinette Burton (Editor)
Thinking with and through the Nation

From the Publisher
From a variety of historically grounded perspectives, After the Imperial Turn assesses the fare of the nation as a subject of disciplinary inquiry. In light of the turn toward scholarship focused on imperialism and postcolonialism, this provocative collection investigates whether the nation remains central, adequate, or even possible as an analytical category for studying history. These twenty essays, primarily by historians, exemplify cultural approaches to histories of nationalism and imperialism even as they critically examine the implications of such approaches. While most of the contributors discuss British imperialism and its repercussions, the volume also includes, as counterpoints, essays on the history and historiography of France, Germany, Spain, and the United States. Whether looking at the history of the passport or the teaching of history from a postnational perspective, this collection explores such vexed issues as how historians might resist the seduction of national narratives, what -- if anything -- might replace the nation's hegemony, and how even history writing that interrogates the idea of the nation remains ideologically and methodologically indebted to national narratives. Placing nation-based studies in international and interdisciplinary contexts, After the Imperial Turn points toward ways of writing history and analyzing culture attentive to both the inadequacies and the endurance of the nation as an organizing rubric.


$23.95

Architecture of Greece Architecture of Greece
Janina K. Darling


Book Description
From the Acropolis and the Temple of Zeus to the National Library and the University of Athens, this volume examines both the aesthetic design and cultural/social functions of 61 noted architectural landmarks throughout the nation of Greece. Art historian Janina K. Darling discusses how each structure or project was designed and built, and provides a detailed yet accessible description of architectural elements. Darling's entries combine an architectural reading with the larger context of the region's cultural history. An introductory essay, glossary, geographic index and subject index add to this vastly interesting volume. The Architecture of Greece is the first release from Greenwood's "Reference Guide to National Architecture" series.


$49.95


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