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Origins of Empire

ISBN-10: 0199246769
ISBN-13: 9780199246762
Edition: 2001
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Description: Volume I of the Oxford History of the British Empire explores the origins of empire. It shows how and why England, and later Britain, became involved with transoceanic navigation, trade, and settlement during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.  More...

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Book details

List price: $60.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/20/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 553
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Volume I of the Oxford History of the British Empire explores the origins of empire. It shows how and why England, and later Britain, became involved with transoceanic navigation, trade, and settlement during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The chapters, by leading historians, both illustrate the interconnections between developments in Europe and overseas and offer specialist studies on every part of the world that was substantially affected by British colonial activity. As late as 1630, involvement with regions beyond the traditional confines of Europe was still tentative; by 1690 it had

At the time of writing, Alaine Low was an associate lecturer at the Open University and the associate editor of the five-volume Oxford History of the British Empire

List of Maps
List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Contributors
Abbreviations and Location of Manuscript Sources
The Origins of Empire: An Introduction
The Struggle for Legitimacy and the Image of Empire in the Atlantic to c.1700
War, Politics, and Colonization, 1558-1625
Guns and Sails in the First Phase of English Colonization, 1500-1650
Literature and Empire
'Civilizinge of those rude partes': Colonization within Britain and Ireland, 1580s-1640s
England's New World and the Old, 1480s-1630s
Tobacco Colonies: The Shaping of English Society in the Seventeenth-Century Chesapeake
New England in the Seventeenth Century
The 'Hub of Empire': the Caribbean and Britain in the Seventeenth Century
The English in Western Africa to 1700
The English in Asia to 1700
The English Government, War, Trade, and Settlement, 1625-1688
New Opportunities for British Settlement: Ireland, 1650-1700
Native Americans and Europeans in English America, 1500-1700
The Middle Colonies: New Opportunities for Settlement, 1660-1700
'Shaftesbury's Darling': British Settlement in the Carolinas at the Close of the Seventeenth Century
Overseas Expansion and Trade in the Seventeenth Century
The Emerging Empire: The Continental Perspective, 1650-1713
The Glorious Revolution and America
Navy, State, Trade, and Empire
Chronology
Index

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