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The web of empire : English cosmopolitans in an age of expansion 1560-1660

Author: Alison Games
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How did England go from a position of inferiority to the powerful Spanish empire to achieve global pre-eminence? In this important work, Alison Games explores the period when England challenged  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Games
ISBN: 9780195335545 0195335546 9780199733385 0199733384
OCLC Number: 779898557
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: 2008.
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2009 Roland H. Bainton Book Prize for History.
Description: ix, 381 pages : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction ; 1. Before the Grand Tour: The Domestication of Travel ; 2. The Mediterranean Origins of the British Empire ; 3. English Overseas Merchants in an Expanding World of Trade, 1590-1650 ; 4. Virginia, 1607-1622 ; 5. All the King's Men: Governors, Consuls, and Ambassadors, 1590-1650 ; 6. Madagascar, 1635-1650 ; 7. The Cosmopolitan Clergy, 1620-1660 ; 8. Ireland, 1649-1660 ; Conclusion
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