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Trade, Plunder and Settlement: Maritime Enterprise and the Genesis of the British Empire, 1480-1630

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Not since 1945 has a general account of the origins of the British Empire been published, as if the demise of the empire freed us from our imperial past and historians from any obligation to digest it. Of course, it has done nothing of the kind, but it does enable the historian today to approach that past in a more critical spirit and to attempt a deeper and more detached analysis than could have been expected a generation ago. The purpose of this work is therefore not merely to recount but to explain the course of English overseas expansion and the beginning of the overseas empire; a prolonged pregnancy, culminating in a difficult birth and sickly infancy. The introductory essay discusses the forces and motives involved in the expansion movement, which is seen as being part of a wider European movement and derivative in many ways from it. The author considers the attitude and conduct of the Tudors and early Stuarts towards this fundamentally commercial movement and examines the nature and importance of sea power, the contribution of different social groups, and the relevance of religious and economic ideals as well as nationalistic sentiment. These various themes are taken up again in the narrative chapters which follow, dealing with the enterprises of exploration, trade, plunder and colonisation successively through from the early Bristol quest for 'Brasil' to the diverse ventures of the 1620s.

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Explains the course of English overseas expansion and the beginning of the overseas empire.

Synopsis:

In his book, Kenneth Andrews aims not merely to recount the origins of the British Empire, but to explain the course of English overseas expansion and the beginning of the overseas empire. The introductory essay discusses the forces and motives involved in the expansion movement which is seen as being part of a wider European movement.

Synopsis:

Traces the maritime expansion of England through descriptions of a multitude of sea voyages from 1480 through 1630. Analyzes exploration, trading enterprise ventures and piracy and reveals how the attempts to create British settlements overseas resulted in the founding of the first New World colonies.

Synopsis:

Explains the course of English overseas expansion and the beginning of the overseas empire.

Table of Contents

1. Early ventures 1480-1550; 2. The northeast; 3. From Muscovy to Persia; 4. The Levant; 5. Western Africa; 6. The Caribbean; 7. Beyond the equinoctial; 8. Northwest with Frobisher and Davis; 9. Gilbert's ventures; 10. Roanoke; 11. The sea-war 1585-1603; 12. The East India Company; 13. The West Indies 1585-1630; 14. North America 1591-1630; 15. North and Northwest 1602-32; 16. Reflections; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521276986
Preface:
Andrews, Kenneth R.
Author:
Andrews, Kenneth R.
Preface by:
Andrews, Kenneth R.
Preface:
Andrews, Kenneth R.
Author:
Andrews, Kenneth R.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge Cambridgeshire ;
Subject:
Discovery and exploration
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History
Subject:
Commerce
Subject:
Maritime History
Subject:
Economic History
Subject:
Great Britain Commerce History.
Subject:
Colonial companies.
Subject:
Great Britain Colonies History.
Subject:
Great Britain History Modern period, 1485-
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
Great Britain--Commerce--History Great Britai
Subject:
Great Britain - History - 1485-
Subject:
Nautical-Ships and Ship History
Subject:
World History-England General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 5
Publication Date:
19850131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
404
Dimensions:
8.95x5.98x.84 in. 1.27 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Explains the course of English overseas expansion and the beginning of the overseas empire.
"Synopsis" by , In his book, Kenneth Andrews aims not merely to recount the origins of the British Empire, but to explain the course of English overseas expansion and the beginning of the overseas empire. The introductory essay discusses the forces and motives involved in the expansion movement which is seen as being part of a wider European movement.
"Synopsis" by , Traces the maritime expansion of England through descriptions of a multitude of sea voyages from 1480 through 1630. Analyzes exploration, trading enterprise ventures and piracy and reveals how the attempts to create British settlements overseas resulted in the founding of the first New World colonies.
"Synopsis" by , Explains the course of English overseas expansion and the beginning of the overseas empire.
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