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Maritime empires: British Imperial Maritime Trade in the Nineteenth Century


Year: 2004
Language: english
Author: 13 essays with different authors
Genre: Handbook
Publisher: The Boydell Press
Edition: 1st
ISBN: 1 84383 076 0
Format: PDF
Quality: eBook
Pages count: 243
Description: Britain’s overseas Empire pre-eminently involved the sea. Ships carried travellers and explorers, trade goods, migrants to new lands, soldiers to fight in wars and garrison distant colonies, and also ideas and plants that would find fertile minds and soils in far-off lands. It was a two-way process, from metropole to periphery and also from distant colonies to British shires. These essays, product of a stimulating conference at the National Maritime Museum, London, are by internationally known scholars who provide a wide-ranging but comprehensive picture of the activities of maritime empire. The essays discuss a variety of maritime trades – the brutal business of the transatlantic slave trade, Honduran mahogany shipped to Britain, the movement of horses across the vast reaches of Asia and the Indian Ocean, the impact of new technologies as Empire expanded in the nineteenth century, the sailors who manned the ships, the settlers who moved overseas, and the major ports of the Imperial world, plus the role of the Navy in hydrographic survey.

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