The Ideological Origins of the British Empire / Edition 1

The Ideological Origins of the British Empire / Edition 1

by David Armitage
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521789788

ISBN-13: 9780521789783

Pub. Date: 09/28/2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

David Armitage presents the first comprehensive history of British conceptions of empire for half a century, tracing the emergence of British imperial identity from the mid-sixteenth to the mid-eighteenth centuries. This book sheds new light on major British political thinkers, from Sir Thomas Smith to David Hume, by providing novel accounts of the "British problem

Overview

David Armitage presents the first comprehensive history of British conceptions of empire for half a century, tracing the emergence of British imperial identity from the mid-sixteenth to the mid-eighteenth centuries. This book sheds new light on major British political thinkers, from Sir Thomas Smith to David Hume, by providing novel accounts of the "British problem" in the early modern period, of the relationship between Protestantism and empire, of theories of property, liberty and political economy in imperial perspective, and of the imperial contribution to the emergence of the British identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521789783
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Series:
Ideas in Context Series, #59
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
258
Sales rank:
788,977
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: state and empire in British history; 2. The empire of Great Britain: England, Scotland and Ireland, c. 1542–1612; 3. Protestantism and empire: Hakluyt, Purchas and property; 4. The empire of the seas, 1576–1689; 5. Liberty and empire; 6. The political economy of empire; 7. Empire and ideology in the Walpolean era.

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