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Captives

Author: Linda Colley
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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This book combines the large-scale, panoramic and global, with the small-scale, the individual, and the particular. At one level, it is a macro-narrative of some of the constraints and crises that Britain confronted during the quarter millennium that made it the world's foremost power, and what followed from there both as regards its own peoples, and for other peoples. At another level, this book is an exploration  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Colley
OCLC Number: 52890067
Notes: Originally published: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2002. 1st American ed.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Mediterranean, captives and constraints: Tangier; Crescent and the sea; Telling the tale; Confronting Islam --
America, captives and embarrassments: Different Americans, different Britons; War and a new world; Revolutions --
India, captives and conquest: Another passage to India; Tiger and the sword; Captives in uniform; Epilogue, to Afghanistan and beyond --
Appendix: Captivity archive.
Responsibility: Linda Colley.

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This book combines the large-scale, panoramic and global, with the small-scale, the individual, and the particular. At one level, it is a macro-narrative of some of the constraints and crises that Britain confronted during the quarter millennium that made it the world's foremost power, and what followed from there both as regards its own peoples, and for other peoples. At another level, this book is an exploration of micro-narratives produced by just some of the very many English, Welsh, Scottish, and Irish men and women who got caught and caught out because of this power's amalgam of incessant extroversion and aggression.-Introd.

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