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Title The origins of empire : British overseas enterprise to the close of the seventeenth century / Nicholas Canny, editor ; Alaine Low, assistant editor.

Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©1998 (2001 [printing])


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Physical description 1 online resource : maps
Series The Oxford history of the British Empire ; v. 1
Oxford history of the British Empire ; v. 1.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover -- Preliminaries -- Foreword -- Preface -- Contents -- List of Maps -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- List of Contributors -- Abbreviations and Location of Manuscript Sources -- 1. The Origins of Empire: An Introduction -- 2. The Struggle for Legitimacy and the Image of Empire in the Atlantic to c.1700 -- 3. War, Politics, and Colonization, 1558-1625 -- 4. Guns and Sails in the First Phase of English Colonization, 1500-1650 -- 5. Literature and Empire -- 6. 'Civilizinge of those rude partes': Colonization within Britain and Ireland, 1580s -1640s.
7. England's New World and the Old, 1480s-1630s -- 8. Tobacco Colonies: The Shaping of English Society in the Seventeenth-Century Chesapeake -- 9. New England in the Seventeenth Century -- 10. The 'Hub of Empire': the Caribbean and Britain in the Seventeenth Century -- 11. The English in Western Africa to 1700 -- 12. The English in Asia to 1700 -- 13. The English Government, War, Trade, and Settlement, 1625-1688 -- 14. New Opportunities for British Settlement: Ireland, 1650-1700 -- 15. Native Americans and Europeans in English America, 1500-1700.
16. The Middle Colonies: New Opportunities for Settlement, 1660-1700 -- 17.'Shaftesbury's Darling': British Settlement in the Carolinas at the Close of the Seventeenth Century -- 18. Overseas Expansion and Trade in the Seventeenth Century -- 19. The Emerging Empire: The Continental Perspective, 1650-1713 -- 20. The Glorious Revolution and America -- 21. Navy, State, Trade, and Empire -- Chronology -- Index.
Summary Annotation Volume I of theOxford History of the British Empireexplores 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.
Other author Canny, Nicholas, 1944-
Low, Alaine M.
Subject Imperialism -- History.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- History.
ISBN 9780191591778 (electronic bk.)
0191591777 (electronic bk.)
Standard Number 9780199246762

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