Elites, Enterprise and the Making of the British Overseas Empire, 1688-1775 (Innbundet)

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 1996
Antall sider: 270
Forlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780333622087
Omtale: Elites, Enterprise and the Making of the British Overseas Empire, 1688-1775
This book examines the cultural, economic, and social forces that shaped the development of the British empire in the eighteenth century. The empire is placed in a broad historiographical context informed by important recent work on the 'fiscal-military state', and 'gentlemanly capitalism'. This allows the empire to be seen not as a series of discrete, unconnected geographical regions scattered across the world, but as a commercial, cultural, and social body with its roots very firmly planted in metropolitan society.

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