A very warm congratulations to Jane Burbank and Frederick Cooper, authors of Empires in World History: Power and the Politics of Difference, which won the 2011 World History Association Book Prize. Empires in World History offers a fresh approach to understanding the impact of empires on the past and present. The book was praised as “exemplary work, clearly laid out and fluently written, a must for every undergraduate library, though more advanced scholars will also find much in it,” by Choice – among many other favorable reviews.
According to the WHA website, “The World History Association (WHA) Book Prize recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of world history. The prize is $500. Formal bestowal of the check is made at the WHA annual meeting, normally held in June. If the author cannot attend, the WHA Executive Director or Treasurer will mail him/her the check following the annual meeting. A one year membership in the WHA will also be included with each prize.”
The official award will be made in July at the Business Meeting of the WHA’s 2011 annual conference at Capital Normal University in Beijing.
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