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 8 (1)

History and Audience
vol. 8 (1): 1-4
Striking the Balance: Intervention versus Non-intervention in Britain's Oil Policy, 1957–1970
vol. 8 (1): 5-26
Competing Visions of Empire in the Colonial Built Environment: Sir Bradford Leslie and the Building of New Delhi
vol. 8 (1): 27-50
‘Some Abstract Socialistic Ideal or Principle’: British Reactions to New Zealand's 1938 Social Security Act
vol. 8 (1): 51-75
A Tonic to the Empire?: The 1951 Festival of Britain and the Empire-Commonwealth
vol. 8 (1): 76-99
Trying to Refashion the Unfashionable – An Activist Life for the Commonwealth
vol. 8 (1): 100-106
Death from the Skies: How the British and Germans Survived Bombing in World War II Dietmar Süss, Oxford: OUP, 2014.
vol. 8 (1): 107-109
vol. 8 (1): 110-112
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vol. 8 (1): 115-118
Statistics and the Public Sphere: Numbers and the People in Modern Britain, c. 1800–2000 T. Crook and G. O'Hara, eds. Abingdon: Routledge, 2011. 276 pp. $140 (hardback).
vol. 8 (1): 119-121
Roads to power: Britain invents the infrastructure state Jo Guldi. Cambridge, MA and London: Harvard University Press, 2012. 320 pp. $42 (hardback)
vol. 8 (1): 121-123
Castlereagh: Enlightenment, War and Tyranny John Bew. London: Quercus, 2011. 582 pp. £25 (Hardback)
vol. 8 (1): 124-126
Scholars at War: Australasian Social Scientists, 1939–45 Geoffrey Gray, Doug Munro and Christine Winter, eds. Canberra: Australian National University e-press, 2012. 285 pp. AUD$24.95 (paperback)
vol. 8 (1): 126-129
Irish classrooms and British Empire: imperial contexts in the origins of modern education David Dickson, Justyna Pyz & Christopher Shepard, eds. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2012. 239pp. €55.00 (hardcover).
vol. 8 (1): 129-131
Britain and the Islamic World, 1558–1713 Gerald M. MacLean and Nabil I. Matar. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. 335 pp. £65 (hardcover).
vol. 8 (1): 131-134
Macaulay and Son. Architects of Imperial Britain Catherine Hall. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2012. 419 pp. £35 (hardback)
vol. 8 (1): 134-135
Rhodesia's Unilateral Declaration of Independence: An International History Carl Peter Watts. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. 326 pp. £55 (hardback)
vol. 8 (1): 136-137
The Wind of Change: Harold Macmillan and British Decolonization L.J. Butler and Sarah Stockwell, eds. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. 296 pp. £60.00. (hardback)
vol. 8 (1): 137-140
Making Toleration: The Repealers and the Glorious Revolution Scott Sowerby. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2013. 404pp. $49.95 (hardback).
vol. 8 (1): 140-142