The European seaborne empires : from the Thirty Years' War to the age of revolutions / Gabriel Paquette
- Paquette, Gabriel B., 1977-
- New Haven : Yale University Press, 
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- Physical Description:
- viii, 298 pages : illustrations, maps, facsimiles ; 25 cm
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Definitions of "Empire" and Approaches to the Study of Its History -- 2.Western Europe in a World of Empires -- 3.The First Seaborne Empires: Portugal, Spain, and the Wider World before 1600 -- 4.The Challenge to Iberian Dominance: The Rise of Britain, France, and the Dutch Republic as Competitor Imperial States after 1600 -- 5.Consolidation, Conflict, and Reform in the Long Eighteenth Century -- 6.Law, Governance, and Institutional Frameworks -- 7.The Political Economy of Empire and Its Consequences -- 8.Imperial Migrations: Coerced, Forced, and "Free" -- 9.Labor Regimes -- 10.Creole Societies, Mestizaje, and the Regulation of Hybridity -- 11.Collaboration, Resistance, and the Fortunes of Empire -- 12.The Age of Revolutions.
- In this thematic survey, Gabriel Paquette focuses on the development of the Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, and Dutch overseas empires in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He draws on recent advances in the field to re-examine their development, from efficacious forms of governance and finance to coercive violence. Beginning with a narrative overview of imperial expansion that incorporates recent critiques of older scholarly approaches, Paquette then analyzes the significance of these empires, including their political, economic, and social consequences and legacies. He makes the multifaceted history of Europe's globe-spanning empires in this crucial period accessible to new readers.
- 0300205155 hardcover
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- Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-283) and index.
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