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'A Free though Conquering People': Eighteenth-Century Britain and its Empire

'A Free though Conquering People': Eighteenth-Century Britain and its Empire (Hardback, New edition)

By Marshall, Prof. P. J., FBA CBE

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This collection brings together a series of studies by Peter Marshall on British imperial expansion in the later 18th century. Some essays focus on the 13 North American colonies, the West Indies and British contact with China; those dealing specifically with India have appeared ...in the author's Trade and Conquest: Studies on the Rise of British Domination in India . The majority, culminating in the four addresses on Britain and the World in the Eighteenth Century delivered as President of the Royal Historical Society, deal with the processes and dynamics of empire-building and aim to bring together the history of Asia and the Atlantic. The themes investigated include the pressures that induced Britain to pursue new imperial strategies from the mid-18th century, Britain's contrasting fortunes in India and North America, and the way in which the British adjusted their conceptions of empire from one based on freedom and the domination of the seas, to one which involved the exercise of autocratic rule over millions of people and great expanses of territory.
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ISBN 9780860789130
Released NZ 1 Mar 2006
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback, New edition
Series Variorum Collected Studies (part: CS767)
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ISBN-13 9780860789130
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Variorum
Released 1 Mar 2006
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Marshall, Prof. P. J., FBA CBE
Series Variorum Collected Studies (part: CS767)
Category World History: C 1750 To C 1900
British & Irish History
Imperialism
Colonization & Independence
Number of Pages 316
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 224mm
Dewey Code 941.07
Weight 454g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Great Britain - Colonies - History - 18th century, Great Britain - Politics and government - 18th century, Great Britain - Foreign relations - 18th century
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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