Trade and Dominion: European Overseas Empires in the 18th Century

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Between the mid-15th and mid-19th centuries every European state which possessed an Atlantic seaboard (and some did not) acquired territory overseas. Five countries stood out above all others in the race for colonies: Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, France and England. But the world grew too small for these competing adventurers, which led in turn to conquest and international war. This, then, was a stage of expanded operations, of collisions, mutinies and alterations of course. As the centuries progressed, governments ...

Trade and Dominion: European Overseas Empires in the 18th Century 1975, Cardinal Books, London

ISBN-13: 9780351177422

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