The Origins of Empire: British Overseas Enterprise to the Close of the Seventeenth Century

The Origins of Empire: British Overseas Enterprise to the Close of the Seventeenth Century

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The Origins of Empire: British Overseas Enterprise to the Close of the Seventeenth Century by Nicholas Canny, P. J. Marshall, William Roger Louis

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 settlement during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The chapters, by leading historians, both illustrate the interconnections between developments in Europe and overseas and offer specialist studies on every part of the world that was substantially affected by British colonial activity. As late as 1630, involvement with regions beyond the traditional confines of Europe was still tentative; by 1690 it had

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ISBN-13: 9780198205623
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 05/28/1998
Series: Oxford History of the British Empire Series , #1
Pages: 560
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Nicholas Canny is Professor of History and Academic Director of the Centre for the Study of Human Settlement and Historical Change at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

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