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The French overseas empire

Author: Frederick Quinn
Publisher: Westport, CT : Praeger, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [New ed.]View all editions and formats

This volume tells the story of the French overseas empire, assembled as much by chance as by sytematic design. It was an imperial presence that brought commerce, technolgy and culture to indigenous  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick Quinn
ISBN: 0275975436 9780275975432
OCLC Number: 917749576
Description: XX, 292 Seiten : Illustrationen, Karten
Contents: Introduction The 16th Century: The Fishermen's and Sailors' Empire The 17th Century: The Traders' Empire The 18th Century: The Settlers' Empire The 19th Century: The Military's and Missionaries' Empire (Part I) The 19th Century: The Military's and Missionaries' Empire (Part II) The 20th Century: The Expanding Empire The 20th Century: The Receding Empire Index
Responsibility: Frederick Quinn.


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