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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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Captives: Britain, Empire, and the World, 1600-1850

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In this path-breaking book Linda Colley reappraises the rise of the biggest empire in global history. Excavating the lives of some of the multitudes of Britons held captive in the lands their own rulers sought to conquer, Colley also offers an intimate understanding of the peoples and cultures of the Mediterranean, North America, India, and Afghanistan.

Here are harrowing, sometimes poignant stories by soldiers and sailors and their womenfolk, by traders and con men and by white as well as black slaves. By exploring these forgotten captives - and their captors - Colley reveals how Britains emerging empire was often tentative and subject to profound insecurities and limitations. She evokes how British empire was experienced by the mass of poor whites who created it. She shows how imperial racism coexisted with cross-cultural collaborations, and how the gulf between Protestantism and Islam, which some have viewed as central to this empire, was often smaller than expected. Brilliantly written and richly illustrated, Captives is an invitation to think again about a piece of history too often viewed in the same old way. It is also a powerful contribution to current debates about the meanings, persistence, and drawbacks of empire.

About the Author

Born in Britain, Linda Colley has taught and written on history and current events on both sides of the Atlantic. Previously at Cambridge, Yale, and the London School of Economics, she is now Shelby M.C. Davis 1958 Professor of History at Princeton University. Her previous books include In Defiance of Oligarchy: The Tory Party, 1714-1760, Namier, and Britons: Forging the Nation, 1707-1837, for which she won the Wolfson Prize.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385721462
Author:
Colley, Linda
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
British
Subject:
Imperialism
Subject:
Captivity narratives
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Imperialism -- History.
Subject:
British - Foreign countries - History
Subject:
World History-England General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 1998/242
Publication Date:
20040131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
74 ILLUSTRATIONS IN TEXT
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x 0.9 in 0.45 lb

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