The Origins of Empire

The Origins of Empire

British Overseas Enterprise to the Close of the Seventeenth Century

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Annotation Volume I of theOxford History of the British Empireexplores 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.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, Ă1998 (2001 [printing])
ISBN: 9780191591778
0191591777
9780199246762
0199246769
0199246769
9780199246762
Characteristics: 1 online resource : maps
Additional Contributors: Canny, Nicholas P.
Low, Alaine M.

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