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.
  • ISBN13: 9780333622087
  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Pubilcation Year: 1996
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 00257
Publication DateJuly 24, 1996
Primary CategoryHistory/World - General

Elites, Enterprise and the Making of the British Overseas Empire1688-1775

H Bowen

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