Britain and the World: Historical Journal of The British Scholar Society

Britain and the World: Historical Journal of The British Scholar Society is a journal of 'British world' history. The editors invite research articles, review essays, and book reviews from historians of all ranks on the ways in which Britain has interacted with other societies since the seventeenth century.  The journal is sponsored by The British Scholar Society.

Britain and the World focuses on Britain’s global history in the modern era, which is defined as beginning with the changes ushered in by the seventeenth century as these set Britain on a course towards world power status. The focus on the history of the 'British world' is unique amongst all journals concerned with British history.

Published March & September

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Latest articles

Volume 7 (2)

Conspiracy Theory and its Discontents
Gregory A. Barton, vol. 7 (2): 169-173
Anglo-American Inter-Imperialism: US Expansion and the British World, c.1865–1914
Stephen Tuffnell, vol. 7 (2): 174-195
Excessive Americanisms: Hollywood in the British Empire, 1918–1930
James Burns, vol. 7 (2): 196-211
To Be or Not to Be? The North Korean Challenge to British Foreign Policy, 1971–1976
Tae Joon Won, vol. 7 (2): 212-237
To Issue ‘Stand Down’ or Not…: Britain and Kashmir, 1947–49
Rakesh Ankit, vol. 7 (2): 238-260
Collaborations in Space: Memories of British Space Science, 1960–1980
Peter Sanford, vol. 7 (2): 261-269
Visions of Empire: Patriotism, Popular Culture and the City, 1870–1939 Brad Beaven, Manchester: University Press, 2012. 234 pp. $105 (hardback)
John Griffiths, vol. 7 (2): 270-274
‘Orientalist Jones’: Sir William Jones, Poet, Lawyer, and Linguist, 1746–1794; Michael J. Franklin. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. 408 pp. £35 (hardback).
Filomena Viviana Tagliaferri, vol. 7 (2): 283-285
Wellington's Wars: The Making of a Military Genius; Huw Davies. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012. 336 pp. US $38.00 (hardback).
Jeremy Black, vol. 7 (2): 285-286
The Crimean War: British Grand Strategy against Russia, 1853–56; Andrew Lambert. Farnham: Ashgate, 2011, 2nd edition. xvi + 380 pp. £72 (hardback).
Jeremy Black, vol. 7 (2): 286-287
A Merciless Place: The Lost Story of Britain's Convict Disaster in Africa and How it Led to the Settlement of Australia; Emma Christopher. Sydney, NSW: Allen and Unwin, 2010. 440 pp. AUS $35 (paperback).
David Andrew Roberts, vol. 7 (2): 287-289
Strong, Beautiful and Modern: National Fitness in Britain, New Zealand, Australia and Canada, 1935–1960; Charlotte Macdonald. Wellington: Bridget Williams Books Limited, 2011. 240 pp. NZ $49.99 (paperback).
Katie Pickles, vol. 7 (2): 289-291
The Origins of Sex: A History of the First Sexual Revolution; Faramerz Dabhoiwala. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. 483 pp. US $34.95 (hardback).
Satu Lidman, vol. 7 (2): 291-293
The Shaping of Scottish Identities: Family, Nation and the Worlds Beyond; Jodi A. Campbell, Elizabeth Ewan and Heather Parker, eds. Guelph Series in Scottish Studies: University of Guelph, Ontario, 2011. 263 pp. £25 (hardback).
Lesley Orr, vol. 7 (2): 293-295
New Zealand's London: A Colony and its Metropolis; Felicity Barnes. Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2012. 280 pp. NZ $49.99 (paperback).
Geoff Watson, vol. 7 (2): 296-298
Racial Crossings: Race, Intermarriage and the British Empire; Damon Ieremia Salesa. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. 308 pp. US $45 (paperback).
Lachy Paterson, vol. 7 (2): 298-300

Volume 7 (1)

Is Meritocracy History?
vol. 7 (1): 1-5
An ‘imperial hangover’? Royal Honours in Australia, Canada and New Zealand, 1917–2009
vol. 7 (1): 6-27
Exporting the Westminster model: MPs and Colonial Governance in the Victorian era
vol. 7 (1): 28-55
The Branch Life of Empire: Imperial Loyalty Leagues in Antipodean Cities – Comparisons and Contrasts with the British Model
vol. 7 (1): 56-84