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Gun, the Ship & the Pen, The: Warfare, constitutions & the making of the modern world

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Gun, the Ship & the Pen, The: Warfare, constitutions & the making of the modern world

SKU: 9781846684975 Category: Product ID: 168236

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Title: Gun, the Ship & the Pen, The: Warfare, constitutions & the making of the modern world
Author: COLLEY LINDA
Format: HARDCOVER
Publication date: 04/05/2021
Imprint: PROFILE BOOKS (UK)
Price: $39.99
Publishing status: NOT YET PUBLISHED

Starting not with the United States, but with the Corsican constitution of 1755, The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen moves through every continent, disrupting accepted narratives. Both monarchs and radicals play a role, from Catherine the Great of Russia, with her remarkable Nakaz, to Sierra Leone’s James Africanus Horton, to Tunisia’s Khayr-al-Din, a creator of the first modern Islamic constitution. Throughout, Colley demonstrates how constitutions evolved in tandem with warfare, and how they have functioned to advance empire as well as promote nations, and worked to exclude as well as liberate.

Whether reinterpreting Japan’s momentous 1889 constitution, or exploring the significance of the first constitution to enfranchise all adult women on Pitcairn Island in the Pacific in 1838, this is one of the most original global histories in decades.

ISBN: 9781846684975
Dimension: 234mm X 153mm
Pages: 512

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Dimensions 234 × 153 mm