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The Oxford history of the British Empire. Vol. 1, The origins of empire

Author: Nicholas P Canny
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Volume I of 'The Oxford History of the British Empire' explores the origins of empire. It shows how and why England, and later Britain, became involved with transoceanic navigation, trade, and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas P Canny
ISBN: 0199246769 9780199246762
OCLC Number: 78197419
Notes: Originally published: 1998.
Description: 553 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Origins of Empire: An Introduction ; 2. The Struggle for Legitimacy and the Image of Empire in the Atlantic to c. 1700 ; 3. War, Politics, and Colonization 1558-1625 ; 4. Guns and Sails in the First Phase of English Colonization 1500-1650 ; 5. 'Civilizing of those Rude Partes': Colonization within Britain and Ireland 1580s-1640s ; 6. England's New Word and the Old 1480s-1630s ; 7. Tobacco Colonies: The Shaping of English Society in the Seventeenth-Century Chesapeake ; 8. New England in the Seventeenth Century ; 9. The Hub of Empire: The Caribbean and Britain the Seventeenth Century ; 10. The English in Western Africa to 1700 ; 11. The English in Asia to 1700 ; 12. Literature and Empire ; 13. The English Government, War, Trade, and Settlement 1625-1688 ; 14. New Opportunities for British Settlement: Ireland 1650-1700 ; 15. Native Americans and Europeans in English America 1500-1700 ; 16. The Middle Colonies: New Opportunities for Settlement 1660-1700 ; 17. 'Shaftesbury's Darling': British Settlement in the Carolinas at the Close of the Seventeenth Century ; 18. Overseas Expansion and Trade in the Seventeenth Century ; 19. The Emerging Emprire: The Continental Perspective 1650-1715 ; 20. The Glorious Revolution and America ; 21. Navy, State, Trade, and Empire
Responsibility: edited by Nicholas Canny.

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