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By H. V. Bowen,Elizabeth Mancke,John G. Reid

ISBN-10: 110702014X

ISBN-13: 9781107020146

ISBN-10: 1107515521

ISBN-13: 9781107515529

This pioneering comparative research of British imperialism within the Atlantic and Indian Ocean worlds attracts at the views of British novices abroad and their local hosts, metropolitan officers and company firms, migrants and settlers. prime students study the divergences and commonalities within the felony and monetary regimes that allowed Britain to venture imperium around the globe. They discover the character of sovereignty and legislation, governance and rules, international relations, army kin and trade, laying off new mild at the methods of enlargement that prompted the making of empire. whereas acknowledging the differences and divergences in imperial endeavours in Asia and the Americas - now not least by way of the scale of indigenous populations, technical and cultural alterations, and techniques to indigenous polities - this publication argues that those variations needs to be noticeable within the context of what Britons in a foreign country shared, together with constitutional rules, claims of sovereignty, disciplinary regimes and armed forces attitudes.

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