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Britain's oceanic empire : Atlantic and Indian Ocean worlds, c. 1550-1850

Author: H V Bowen; Elizabeth Mancke; John G Reid
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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"This pioneering comparative study of British imperialism in the Atlantic and Indian Ocean worlds draws on the perspectives of British newcomers overseas and their native hosts, metropolitan officials and corporate enterprises, migrants and settlers. Leading scholars examine the divergences and commonalities in the legal and economic regimes that allowed Britain to project imperium across the globe. They explore the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: H V Bowen; Elizabeth Mancke; John G Reid
ISBN: 9781107020146 110702014X
OCLC Number: 786002578
Description: xix, 464 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Britain's oceanic empire / H.V. Bowen, Elizabeth Mancke and John G. Reid --
Geographies of the British Atlantic world / Stephen J. Hornsby --
Britain in the Indian Ocean region and beyond: contours, connections, and the creation of a global maritime empire / H.V. Bowen --
Imperial constitutions: sovereignty and law in the British Atlantic / Ken MacMillan --
Constitutions, contact zones, and imperial ricochets: sovereignty and law in British Asia / Robert Travers --
Company, state, and empire: governance and regulatory frameworks in Asia / Philip J. Stern --
The oriental Atlantic: governance and regulatory frameworks in the British Atlantic world / Jerry Bannister --
Subjects, clients, allies or mercenaries? The British use of Irish and Amerindian military power, 1500-1800 / Wayne E. Lee --
Diplomacy between Britons and Native Americans, c.1600-1830 / Eric Hinderaker --
Diplomacy in India, 1526-1858 / Michael H. Fisher --
Army discipline, military cultures, and state formation in colonial India, 1780-1860 / Douglas M. Peers --
Seths and sahibs: negotiated relationships between indigenous capital and the East India Company / Lakshmi Subramanian --
The commercial economy of eastern India under early British rule / Rajat Datta --
Anglo-Amerindian commercial relations / Paul Grant-Costa and Elizabeth Mancke --
Placing British settlement in the Americas in comparative perspective / Trevor Burnard --
Britain's oceanic empire: an afterword / H.V. Bowen, Elizabeth Mancke, and John G. Reid.
Responsibility: edited by H.V. Bowen, Elizabeth Mancke, and John G. Reid.
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A comparative study of how the British managed the expansion of empire in the Atlantic and Indian Ocean.  Read more...

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