The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume I: The Origins of Empire

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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 sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. As late as 1630 involvement with regions beyond the traditional confines of Europe was still tentative; by 1690 it had become a firm commitment. The Origins of Empire explains how commercial and, eventually, territorial expansion brought about fundamental change, not only in ...

The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume I: The Origins of Empire 2001, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199246762

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