Britain's Maritime Empire

Britain's Maritime Empire

Southern Africa, the South Atlantic and the Indian Ocean, 1763-1820

McAleer, John (University of Southampton)

Cambridge University Press

12/2016

292

Dura

Inglês

9781107100725

15 a 20 dias

Analyses the critical role played by the maritime gateway to Asia around the Cape of Good Hope in the development of the British Empire. Focusing on a region that connected the Atlantic and Indian oceans at the centre of a vital maritime chain linking Europe with Asia, the book re-examines and reappraises Britain's oceanic empire.
1. Introduction: the master link of connection; 2. The key to India: consolidating the gateway to the East; 3. A sword in the hands: European rivals, imperial designs, colonial problems; 4. A constant and unreserved correspondence: networks of knowledge exchange; 5. The great outwork and bulwark of India: troops, military manoeuvres and defending the eastern empire; 6. Conclusions: the connection between the settlements becomes more intimate; Bibliography; Index.
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