Martin Thomas

Martin Thomas martin-thomas-200-wide-croppedis Professor of Imperial History and Director of the Centre for the Study of War, State and Society at the University of Exeter. A specialist in the French Empire and the violence of contested decolonization, his books include Violence and Colonial Order: Police, Workers, and Protest in the European Empires, 1918-1940 (Cambridge University Press, 2012), Fight or Flight: Britain, France, and their Roads from Empire (Oxford University Press, 2014), and, as co-author with Richard Toye, Arguing About Empire: Imperial Rhetoric in Britain and France, 1882-1956 (Oxford University Press, 2017).