The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History

This journal has established itself as an internationally respected forum for the presentation and discussion of recent research in the history of the British Empire and Commonwealth and in comparative European colonial experiences. Particular attention is given to imperial policy and rivalries; colonial rule and local response; the rise of nationalism; the process of decolonization and the transfer of power and institutions; the evolution of the Imperial and Commonwealth association in general; and the expansion and transformation of British culture. The journal also features a substantial review section of recent literature.

Five issues a year.

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Latest articles

Volume 44 (2)

Neurasthenia at Mengo Hospital, Uganda: A case study in psychiatry and a diagnosis, 1906–50
vol. 44 (2): 241-262
Britain's Decision to Withdraw from the Persian Gulf: A Pattern Not a Puzzle
vol. 44 (2): 328-351

Volume 44 (1)

Discipline, Self-discipline and Legacy: Military and Regimental Savings Banks in India
vol. 44 (1): 1-22
Colonising Italians: Italian Imperialism and Agricultural ‘Colonies’ in Australia, 1881–1914
vol. 44 (1): 23-47
The Partisan Nature of Race and Imperialism: Dadabhai Naoroji, M. M. Bhownaggree and the Late Nineteenth-Century British Politics of Indian Nationalism
vol. 44 (1): 48-69
The ‘Other’ on the Other Side of the Ditch? The Conception of New Zealand's Disassociation from Australia
vol. 44 (1): 70-94
‘A Bed of Procrustes’: The Aden Protectorate and the Forward Policy 1934–44
vol. 44 (1): 95-120
‘Masters in Their Own House’: Britain, the Dominions and the 1946 Ex-Service Free Passage Scheme
vol. 44 (1): 121-139
‘Shrouded in Some Mystery’: The Governor General's Invitation and the 1983 Grenada Intervention
vol. 44 (1): 140-162
The Semantics of Corruption: Political Science Perspectives on Imperial and Post-Imperial Methods of State-Building
vol. 44 (1): 163-194

Volume 43 (5)

Editorial Board
vol. 43 (5): 0-0
Caught between Realities: The American Revolution, the Continental Congress and Political Turmoil in the Bahama Islands
vol. 43 (5): 747-769
His Majesty's Agents: The British Consul at Tripoli, 1795–1832
vol. 43 (5): 770-786
‘The Laws of his Own Country’: Defamation, Banishment and the Problem of Legal Pluralism in the 1820s Cape Colony
vol. 43 (5): 787-806
Orientalism at Work? Dundee's Response to Competition from Calcutta, circa 1870–1914
vol. 43 (5): 807-830
The Scramble for East Africa: British Motives Reconsidered, 1884–95
vol. 43 (5): 831-860
‘A book is a book, all the world over’: New Zealand and the Colonial Writing World 1890–1945
vol. 43 (5): 861-881
A British Strike in an African Port: The Mercantile Marine and Dominion Politics in Durban, 1925
vol. 43 (5): 882-902
The British Commonwealth Air Training Plan and the Shaping of National Identities in the Second World War
vol. 43 (5): 903-926

Volume 43 (4)

Hostages on the Indo-Afghan Border in the Later Nineteenth Century
vol. 43 (4): 557-569