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Captives : Britain, Empire and the world, 1600-1850

Author: Linda Colley
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Re-examines the history of the British empire from the perspective of those held captive, exploring the dynamics between invader and invaded, the character of cross-cultural conflicts, and the meaning of empire.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Colley
ISBN: 0385721463 9780385721462
OCLC Number: 54099646
Description: 438 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 20 cm
Contents: Tangier --
The crescent and the sea --
Telling the tale --
Confronting Islam --
Different Americans, different Britons --
War and a new world --
Revolutions --
Another passage to India --
The tiger and the sword --
Captives in uniform --
Epilogue: to Afghanistan and beyond.
Responsibility: Linda Colley.

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Re-examines the history of the British empire from the perspective of those held captive, exploring the dynamics between invader and invaded, the character of cross-cultural conflicts, and the meaning of empire.

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