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Empires of the Atlantic World: Britain and Spain in America 1492-1830

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This epic history compares the empires built by Spain and Britain in the Americas, from Columbus's arrival in the New World to the end of Spanish colonial rule in the early nineteenth century. J. H. Elliott, one of the most distinguished and versatile historians working today, offers us history on a grand scale, contrasting the worlds built by Britain and by Spain on the ruins of the civilizations they encountered and destroyed in North and South America.

Elliott identifies and explains both the similarities and differences in the two empires' processes of colonization, the character of their colonial societies, their distinctive styles of imperial government, and the independence movements mounted against them. Based on wide reading in the history of the two great Atlantic civilizations, the book sets the Spanish and British colonial empires in the context of their own times and offers us insights into aspects of this dual history that still influence the Americas.

About the Author

J. H. Elliott is Regius Professor Emeritus of Modern History, University of Oxford. His previous books include The Count-Duke of Olivares, A Palace for a King (with Jonathan Brown), and Spain and Its World, 1500-1700, all published by Yale University Press. Among the many honors he has received are the Wolfson Prize for History, the Prince of Asturias Prize for the Social Sciences, and the Balzan Prize for History.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300123999
Author:
Elliott, J. H.
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Author:
Elliott, John Huxtable
Author:
Elliott, John H.
Subject:
Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Subject:
World - Colonial Studies
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States History.
Subject:
Great Britain Colonies America History.
Subject:
World History-1650 to Present
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
43 b/w illus.
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
9.63 x 6.75 in 2.15 lb

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