Описание: 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. Volume III covers the long nineteenth century, from the achievement of American independence in the 1780s to the eve of world war in 1914. This was the period of Britain`s greatest expansion as both empire-builder and dominant world power.
Автор: Leonard, Dick Название: Eighteenth-century british premiers ISBN: 0230284787 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780230284784 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 2804 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Following his earlier surveys of 19th and 20th Century British Prime Ministers, Dick Leonard turns his attention to their 18th Century predecessors, including such major figures as Robert Walpole, the Elder Pitt (Lord Chatham), Lord North and the Younger Pitt.
Описание: A magnificent new volume in the acclaimed Oxford History of the United States, written by the bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Gordon S. Wood.
Автор: Farr Martin Название: British Abroad Since the Eighteenth Century ISBN: 1137304170 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781137304179 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 7479 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This is a collection of twelve interdisciplinary essays from international scholars concerned with examining the British experience of Empire since the eighteenth century. It considers themes such as national identity, modernity, culture, social class, diplomacy, consumerism, gender, postcolonialism, and perceptions of Britain`s place in the world.
Описание: A fundamental component of Britain’s early success, naval impressment not only kept the Royal Navy afloat—it helped to make an empire. In total numbers, impressed seamen were second only to enslaved Africans as the largest group of forced labourers in the eighteenth century.<br><br>In <em>The Evil Necessity</em>, Denver Brunsman describes in vivid detail the experience of impressment for Atlantic seafarers and their families. Brunsman reveals how forced service robbed approximately 250,000 mariners of their livelihoods, and, not infrequently, their lives, while also devastating Atlantic seaport communities and the loved ones who were left behind. Press gangs, consisting of a navy officer backed by sailors and occasionally local toughs, often used violence or the threat of violence to supply the skilled manpower necessary to establish and maintain British naval supremacy. Moreover, impressments helped to unite Britain and its Atlantic coastal territories in a common system of maritime defence unmatched by any other European empire.<br><br>Drawing on ships’ logs, merchants’ papers, personal letters and diaries, as well as engravings, political texts, and sea ballads, Brunsman shows how ultimately the controversy over impressment contributed to the American Revolution and served as a leading cause of the War of 1812.
Описание: 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 16th and 17th centuries.
Описание: This volume, the third of five, covers the long 19th century, from the achievement of American independence in the 1780s to the eve of world war in 1914. This was the period of Britain`s greatest expansion as both empire-builder and dominant world power.
Автор: Farr Martin Название: British Abroad Since the Eighteenth Century ISBN: 1137304146 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781137304148 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 7479 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book considers the British travelling beyond their isles over the last three hundred years, and through a range of interdisciplinary perspectives reflects on their taste for discovery and self-discovery both through the exploration - and exploitation - of other lands and peoples.
Описание: 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. In this new volume on the last century of empire there are chapters on imperial centres, on the geographical `periphery` of empire, and on all its connecting mechanisms, including institutions and the flow of people, money, goods, and services. The volume also explores the experience of`imperial subjects` in terms of culture, politics, and economics; an experience which culminated in the growth of vibrant, often new, national identities and movements and, ultimately, new nation-states. It concludes with the processes of decolonization which reshaped the political map of the late twentieth-centuryworld.
Описание: This volume, the fourth of a five-volume series, considers the "imperial experience" in the final years of the British Empire, culminating in the mid-century`s rapid processes of decolonization. It seeks to understand the mechanisms of control that held the Empire together.
Описание: Examines the relationships between soldiers and their wives during the long eighteenth century in Britain, particularly focusing on the wives who stayed at home while their husbands went to war.
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