Tag Archives: Britain

The British Empire and the Chinese Empire: A Comparative Study

Whether it was a lack of relevant material, language barriers, a lack of interest or worse patronizing representations attributed to a Eurocentric mentality historians writing comparative histories of empires have faced issues when articulating their work. Revised ethno-histories of empires would not really take off until Edward Said, seeking to cull Eurocentric practices in the […]

Afghanistan: The Hopeless Military Adventure

Writing a reflective piece on Afghanistan is no easy task, it a contentious and controversial subject made only more so by almost weekly reports of western troops falling at the hands of the insurgency present in the country. However, because it is such a prominent current event with deep seated historical roots it requires some […]

Curtain Call for “The United Kingdom”?

We’re living through an interesting and potentially groundbreaking peroid of history at the moment with “The Arab Spring”, the very first African-American¬† President of the United States taking and retaining office, the economic balance of power shifting eastwards, and seeing the biggest challenge to Capitalism since the Bolshevik Revolution and “The Great Depression” of the […]