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Natural science and the origins of the British Empire

Author: Sarah Irving
Publisher: London : Pickering & Chatto, 2008.
Series: Empires in perspective, no. 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Represents a history of the British Empire that takes account of the sense of empire as intellectual as well as geographic dominion: the historiography of the British Empire, with its preoccupation  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Irving, Sarah (Sarah Louise).
Natural science and the origins of the British Empire.
London : Pickering & Chatto, 2008
(OCoLC)606162557
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Irving
ISBN: 9781851968893 185196889X
OCLC Number: 171109788
Awards: Winner of The Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Awards for Non-Fiction 2008
Description: xiii, 183 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: 'In a pure soil': Francis Bacon's empire of knowledge --
Restoring Eden in America: the Hartlib Circle's pansophical empire --
Robert Boyle's Protestant colonial project --
The Royal Society and the Atlantic world --
John Locke's language of empire --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Empires in perspective, no. 5.
Responsibility: by Sarah Irving.

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