Professor Hayden J. Bellenoit, D.Phil.

Professor Hayden J. Bellenoit
  • U.S. Naval Academy
  • Oxford University
The human experience is inevitably complex and defies any simple question, category, solution, theory, or understanding.

Hayden J. Bellenoit is an Associate Professor of History at the U.S. Naval Academy. After graduating summa cum laude in History and Economics from Wheaton College, he attended Oxford University, where he completed his master of studies in Historical Research and his doctor of philosophy in Modern History, focusing on late colonial India. While studying at Oxford, Dr. Bellenoit spent a year in India conducting research in Delhi, Lucknow, and Allahabad.

At the Naval Academy, Dr. Bellenoit offered the academy’s first courses on the history of India from 1700 to the present, the history of Islam and the origins of jihad in South Asia, the history of Pakistan, the premodern history of Asia, and the history of the Mughal Empire.

Dr. Bellenoit has researched and published extensively on modern Indian religious, social, and cultural history. His first book was Missionary Education and Empire in Late Colonial India, 1860–1920. He also has had peer-reviewed articles published in journals and edited volumes, including “Education, Missionaries and the Indian Nation, c. 1880–1920” and “Missionary Education, Religion and Knowledge in India, c. 1880–1915.” Dr. Bellenoit’s second book is The Formation of the Colonial State in India: Scribes, Paper and Taxes, 1760–1860. He is also a life member of Cambridge University’s Clare Hall.

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  1. A History of British India Sale

    A History of British India

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    The 200 years of Britain’s colonial rule of India was a time of seminal transformation and change—for India, for Britain, and for the world. In A History of British India, explore how the British took power in India, built a massive economic machine, and ruled until India’s 1947 independence. You’ll relive a crucial era in international relations, one with deep and lasting implications for our contemporary...
  2. (Set) A History of British India & Foundations of Eastern Civilization Set on sale

    (Set) A History of British India & Foundations of Eastern Civilization

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    Look at a transformative and world-changing era in politics and culture with this two-course set. Start with two centuries of British rule and the forging of modern India and Pakistan in A History of British India. Then step back to look at the bigger picture with a grand journey to explore the big accomplishments of Eastern civilization in Foundations of Eastern Civilization
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    (Set) A History of British India & A History of India

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    This two-course set takes you an unforgettable journey through one of the most fascinating regions in the world: India. Start with a panoramic excursion into the history of British rule of the subcontinent with A History of British India. Then, step back to take a bigger look at the region as a whole with a breathtaking survey of South Asia from its earliest societies in A History of India.
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    (Set) A History of British India & The Industrial Revolution

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    Delve into major turning points in history with this two-course set. Start by tracing the economic motives that brought the British and other Europeans to India—and discover the world-changing ramifications in A History of British India. Then, explore the extraordinary events of The Industrial Revolution, and meet the inventors, businessmen, and workers behind it.
  5. (Set) A History of British India & Rise and Fall of the British Empire Set on sale

    (Set) A History of British India & Rise and Fall of the British Empire

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    Relive the British empire with this two-course set. Start with the storied era of British-ruled India, the dissolution of Britain's empire, and the forging of independent India and Pakistan in A History of British India. Then, step back to see the bigger picture of British rule with the Rise and Fall of the British Empire.
  6. (Set) America in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era & A History of British India Set on sale

    (Set) America in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era & A History of British India

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    Delve into major turning points in history with this two-course set. Start by taking a step back in time with America in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era covering over six innovative decades marked by economic, political, social, and technological upheavals, in the U.S. Then explore 200 years of Britain’s colonial rule of India in A History of British India in which you will relive a crucial era in international...
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    (Set) A History of British India & Understanding Japan

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    Travel around the world and through time to look at the rise of two of the greatest nations in the world. Start by discovering a transformative and world-changing legacy with A History of British India. Then, take unforgettable tour of Japanese life and culture with Understanding Japan: A Cultural History.