Making the British Empire, 1660-1800

Making the British Empire, 1660-1800 - Studies in Imperialism

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This collection offers a timely reappraisal of the origins and nature of the first British empire, in response to the 'cultural turn' in historical scholarship and the 'new imperial history'. It addresses topics that have been neglected in recent literature, providing a series of political and institutional perspective; at the same time it recognises the importance of developments across the empire, not least in terms of how they affected imperial 'policy' and its implementation. It analyses a range of contemporary debates and ideas - political and intellectual as well as religious and administrative - relating to political economy, legal geography and sovereignty, as well as the messy realities of the imperial project, including the costs and losses of empire, collectively and individually.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780719088568
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
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Number of pages: 240
Weight: -1g
Height: 234mm
Width: 156mm