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Aldrich, Robert 1954-

Works: 73 works in 448 publications in 6 languages and 15,926 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Reference works  Directories  Biography‡vDictionaries  Personal narratives  Fiction  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Other, Redactor, Restager , Director
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Most widely held works by Robert Aldrich
France's overseas frontier : Départements et territoires d'outre-mer by Robert Aldrich( )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and French and held by 1,904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a full-length study in English of the 'confetti of empire', the former French colonies which have not gained their independence but remain part of France as the departements et territoires d'outre-mer (DOM-TOMs). More recent French governments have shown a determination to retain these possessions, despite independence movements and international criticism
The seduction of the Mediterranean : writing, art, and homosexual fantasy by Robert Aldrich( )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 1,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings together for the first time a study of seminal figures in homosexual culture and explains the link - fascination with the Mediterranean - which bound them together
Gay life and culture : a world history by Robert Aldrich( Book )

24 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the years since Stonewall, the world has witnessed an outpouring of research, critical inquiry, and re-interpretation of gay life and culture. This book draws on new material to present a comprehensive survey of all things gay, stretching back to ancient Sumeria and ranging to the present day. The authors juxtapose thought provoking essays with an extensive selection of images, many never before seen. This combination reveals the story behind gay culture from the industrialized world to the remotest corners of tribal New Guinea. The book covers such topics as the Old Testament relationship between Jonathan and David, the Age of Confucius, Native American berdaches, Polynesian mahus, Berlin in the '20s, Stonewall and the disco-flavored hedonism that followed, and the advent of AIDS, Act Up, and Angels in America. This book makes a contribution to understanding what makes gay life and culture universal throughout human culture and across time
Colonialism and homosexuality by Robert Aldrich( )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Colonialism and Homosexuality is a thorough investigation of the connections between homosexuality and imperialism from the late 1800s - the era of 'new imperialism' - until the period of decolonisation. Aldrich reconstructs liaisons, including those of famous men such as Cecil Rhodes, E.M. Forster and Andre Gide, and their historical contexts. Each of the case studies is a micro-history of a particular colonial situation, a sexual encounter and its wider implications for cultural and political life."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Who's who in gay and lesbian history : from antiquity to World War II by Robert Aldrich( )

38 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

500 entries from more than 100 contributors, profiling gay and lesbians throughout history, ranging from Sappho to Andre Gide; most entries are accompanied by a bibliography
France and the South Pacific since 1940 by Robert Aldrich( )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For some, Tahiti, New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna are idyllic tropical islands with a French flavour, while for others they represent continuing French colonialism, thwarted independence movements and nuclear-testing. This book looks at the realities of the French territories in Oceania, and the former Franco-British condominium of the New Hebrides (now Vanuatu), as well as changing French policy in the region. This study is based on published sources as well as archival material and interviews, and is a sequel to the highly praised The French Presence in the South Pacific, 1842-1940
The age of empires by Robert Aldrich( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For more than five hundred years, from the Renaissance until the present, empires in one form or another have been a feature of the political landscape. They evoke the most potent of images: Stanley, Livingstone and the colonial gallery of great explorers; the Spanish Conquistadors' quest for gold and silver; and the Dutch heritage of trade in the East Indies." "For some countries - Germany and Italy - overseas dreams were short-lived; for others - the United States and the Soviet Union - imperialist activity existed but was never accepted as an official state policy; and the disappearance of the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires has obscured some of the imperial dimensions of these states. But a generation or more after the final collapse of most of the European Empires, the subject is still a major issue for historians." "This intriguing account incorporates new research from across the globe and a profusion of vivid illustrations to tell a story full of conflict, cruelty, heroism, great journeys and extraordinary feats of endurance. It also shows how the maps of explorations, the chronologies of conquests, the records of settlers and administrators, the balance sheets of commerce and all else that made up the Age of Empires playa key role in explaining the global civilization of today."--Jacket
Greater France : a history of French overseas expansion by Robert Aldrich( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on the most up-to-date research and theories, Greater France provides a comprehensive and lively account of France's imperial adventure, from the sands of the Sahara to the jungles of equatorial Africa, from the lush rice paddies of Indochina to the legendary isles of Polynesia. The book examines the French men and women involved in the enterprise - explorers, sailors, soldiers, priests and nuns, administrators and businessmen. It looks at the ideology of colonialism, assesses the uses and abuses to which the colonies were put, and surveys the place of the overseas empire in French political, economic and cultural life. The effects of French rule on the lives of indigenous populations receive due attention, and the growth of colonial nationalism and decolonisation form another chapter in the saga. The study concludes with an overview of the links which have remained between France and its former colonies
Vestiges of the colonial empire in France : monuments, museums, and colonial memories by Robert Aldrich( )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study examines sites in Paris and the provinces from old statues of colonial worthies to a new memorial to soldiers killed in Algeria. It argues that monuments and museums, initially intended to mark the country with colonialist fervour, now testify to ambivalent French views of colonialism and show painful sometimes reluctant and often ambiguous attempts to come to terms with the colonial past. Vestiges of imperialism are thus linked to collective memory and to contemporary issues of national identity."--Jacket
An economic and social history of Europe, 1890-1939 by Frank B Tipton( Book )

33 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gay lives by Robert Aldrich( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A comprehensive biographical survey from ancient Chinese courtiers to pioneers of gay liberation in the twenty-first century, from the unknowable relationships of the distant past to the frankest affirmations of modern sexual identity"--Publisher description
An economic and social history of Europe from 1939 to the present by Frank B Tipton( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who's who in contemporary gay and lesbian history : from World War II to the present day by Garry Wotherspoon( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Who's Who in Contemporary Gay and Lesbian History: From World War II to the Present Day provides a comprehensive modern biographical survey of figures significant to the history of homosexuality in the Western world. Entries cover a huge range of figures, including cult and less well-known icons: from gay and lesbian activists to homophobes; from classical composers to rock musicians; from novelists and poets to queer theorists; and from Nobel Prize winners to Olympic athletes."--BOOK JACKET
The last colonies by Robert Aldrich( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive and authoritative book is about the last colonies, those remaining territories formally dependent on metropolitan powers. It discusses the surprisingly large number of these territories, mainly small isolated islands with limited resources. Yet these places are not as obscure as might be expected. They may be major tourist destinations, military bases, satellite tracking stations, tax havens or desolate, underpopulated spots that can become international flashpoints, such as the Falklands. The authors find that at a time of escalating nationalism and globalization, these remnants of empire provide insights into the meanings of political, economic, legal and cultural independence, as well as sovereignty and nationhood. This book provides a broad-based and provocative discussion of colonialism and interdependence in the modern world, from a unique perspective
The French presence in the South Pacific, 1842-1940 by Robert Aldrich( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of France's presence in the South Pacific after the takeover of Tahiti. It places the South Pacific in the context of overall French expansion and current theories of colonialism and imperialism and evaluates the French impact on Oceania
France in world politics( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economy and society in Burgundy since 1850 by Robert Aldrich( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gay life stories : with 128 illustrations, 56 in colour by Robert Aldrich( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Robert Aldrich presents a ... portrait of gay men and women throughout history that reveals the full diversity of gay lives as lived in their times. ..."--Jacket
The Routledge history of Western empires by Robert Aldrich( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Routledge History of Western Empires is an all new volume focusing on the history of Western Empires in a comparative and thematic perspective. Comprising of thirty-three original chapters arranged in eight thematic sections, the book explores European overseas expansion from the Age of Discovery to the Age of Decolonisation. Studies by both well-known historians and new scholars offer fresh, accessible perspectives on a multitude of themes ranging from colonialism in the Arctic to the scramble for the coral sea, from attitudes to
Crowns and colonies : European monarchies and overseas empires by Andrew Thompson( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen Victoria, who also bore the title of Empress of India, had a real and abiding interest in the British Empire, but other European monarchs also ruled over possessions 'beyond the seas'. This collection of original essays explores the connections between monarchy and colonialism, from the old regime empires down to the Commonwealth of today. With case studies drawn from Britain, France, the Netherlands, Germany and Italy, the chapters analyse constitutional questions about the role of the crown in overseas empires, the pomp and pageantry of the monarchy as it transferred to the colonies, and the fate of indigenous sovereigns under European colonial control. The volume, with chapters on North America, Asia, Africa and Australasia, provides new perspectives on colonial history, the governance of empire, and the transnational history of monarchies in modern Europe
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The seduction of the Mediterranean : writing, art, and homosexual fantasy
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Aldrich, Robert 1954-...

Aldrich, Robert Joseph 1954-

Robert Aldrich australischer Historiker und Hochschullehrer

Robert Aldrich (historiador)

Robert Aldrich historicus uit Australië

Роберт Олдрич

رابرت آلدریچ تاریخ‌نگار استرالیایی

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English (320)

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The seduction of the Mediterranean : writing, art, and homosexual fantasyGay life and culture : a world historyColonialism and homosexualityWho's who in gay and lesbian history : from antiquity to World War IIThe age of empiresGreater France : a history of French overseas expansionVestiges of the colonial empire in France : monuments, museums, and colonial memoriesWho's who in contemporary gay and lesbian history : from World War II to the present dayThe last colonies