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Oxford History of the British Empire #01: The Origins of Empire: British Overseas Enterprise to the Close of the Seventeenth Century

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Volume I of the Oxford History of the British Empire explores 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 become a firm commitment.

About the Series:

The Oxford History of the British Empire is a major new assessment of the Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. It deals with the interaction of British and non-western societies from the Elizabethan era to the late twentieth century, provides a

balanced treatment of the ruled as well as the rulers, and takes into account the significance of the Empire for the peoples of the British Isles. All five of the volumes in this series fully explore economic and social as well as political trends.

Synopsis:

Volume I of the Oxford History of the British Empire explores 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

About the Author

Nicholas Canny is Professor of History and Academic Director of the Centre for the Study of Human Settlement and Historical Change at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors; List of Maps; List of Figures; List of Tables; Abbreviations

1. The Origins of Empire: An Introduction, Nicholas Canny

2. The Struggle for Legitimacy and the Image of Empire in the Atlantic to c.1700, Anthony Pagden

3. War, Politics, and Colonization 1558-1625, John Appleby

4. Guns and Sails in the First Phase of English Colonization 1500-1650, N. A. M. Rodger

5. `Civilizing of those Rude Partes': Colonization within Britain and Ireland 1580s-1640s, Jane Ohlmeyer

6. England's New Word and the Old 1480s-1630s, Nicholas Canny

7. Tobacco Colonies: The Shaping of English Society in the Seventeenth-Century Chesapeake, James Horn

8. New England in the Seventeenth Century, Virginia DeJohn Anderson

9. The Hub of Empire: The Caribbean and Britain in the Seventeenth Century, Hilary McD. Beckles

10. The English in Western Africa to 1700, P. E. H. Hair

11. The English in Asia to 1700, P. J. Marshall

12. Literature and Empire, David Armitage

13. The English Government, War, Trade, and Settlement 1625-1688, Michael Braddick

14. New Opportunities for British Settlement: Ireland 1650-1700, T. C. Barnard

15. Native Americans and Europeans in English America 1500-1700, Peter C. Mancall

16. The Middle Colonies: New Opportunities for Settlement 1660-1700, Ned Landsman

17. `Shaftesbury's Darling': British Settlement in the Carolinas at the Close of the Seventeenth Century, Robert Weir

18. Overseas Expansion and Trade in the Seventeenth Century, Nuala Zahedieh

19. The Emerging Emprire: The Continental Perspective 1650-1715, Jonathan I. Israel

20. The Glorious Revolution and America, Richard S. Dunn

21. Navy, State, Trade, and Empire, G. E. Aylmer

Chronology; Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199246762
Editor:
Canny, Nicholas
Editor:
Low, Alaine
Foreword by:
Louis, William Roger
Foreword:
Louis, Wm Roger
Foreword:
Louis, William Roger
Editor:
Canny, Nicholas
Editor:
Low, Alaine
Author:
Canny, Nicholas
Author:
null, Nicholas
Foreword:
Louis, Wm Roger
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History
Subject:
Modern - 17th Century
Subject:
Imperialism
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
History, World | British | 17th C
Subject:
World History-1650 to Present
Series:
Oxford History of the British Empire
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20010931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 maps, 1 line illus
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
5.9 x 8.9 x 1.2 in 1.869 lb

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