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The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume I: The Origins of Empire: British Overseas Enterprise to the Close of the Seventeenth Century

Nicholas Canny

Abstract

This book, the first volume of the Oxford History of the British Empire series, 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 ... More

Keywords: British Empire, transoceanic navigation, trade, settlement, colonial activity, sixteenth century, seventeenth century

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198205623
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205623.001.0001

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Nicholas Canny, editor
National University of Ireland, Galway
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5 Literature and Empire

David Armitage

9 New England in the Seventeenth Century

Virginia Dejohn Anderson

11 The English in Western Africa to 1700

P. E. H. Hair, and Robin Law

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