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The Web of Empire

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Table of Contents

Introduction ; 1. Before the Grand Tour: The Domestication of Travel ; 2. The Mediterranean Origins of the British Empire ; 3. English Overseas Merchants in an Expanding World of Trade, 1590-1650 ; 4. Virginia, 1607-1622 ; 5. All the King's Men: Governors, Consuls, and Ambassadors, 1590-1650 ; 6. Madagascar, 1635-1650 ; 7. The Cosmopolitan Clergy, 1620-1660 ; 8. Ireland, 1649-1660 ; Conclusion

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Dorothy M. Brown Distinguished Professor of History, Georgetown University. Author of Migration and the Origins of the English Atlantic World (Harvard UP, 1999) and co-author of The Atlantic World: A History, 1400-1888 (Harlan Davidson, 2007).


from start to finish, this is an argumentative book written in accessible prose, which is certain to generate debate, stimulate challenges, and consolidate the reputation of Alison Games as one of the most accomplished scholars writing today on England's North American World within the context of its more general expansion overseas. * Nicholas Canny, English Historical Review * [Games'] provocative book should inspire future debate and stimulate additional scholarship on the extent to which human agency influenced early modern imperial expansion. * Christopher P. Magra, Northern Mariner * an interesting and well-researched book full of unique insights, engaging anecdotes, and interesting case studies. * Ronald J. Fritze, Sixteenth Century Journal * a masterful analysis of the early and often-overlooked history of the British empire * Roland H. Bainton Prize Committee * Remarkable.There is much about this book that asks us to rethink our orientations (and occidentations) in the early modern English world. * Huntington Library Quarterly * Like Games's earlier effort, The Web of Empire conveys the result of prodigious research; anyone who has attempted archival research of English activity in far-flung locations in this early period will be impressed by Games's energy and tenacity. * New England Quarterly * The Web of Empire: English Cosmopolitanism in an Age of Expansion offers a rather benign view of how global empire was built, with a dazzling array of explorers, travellers, merchants, clerics and even soldiers often more concerned to learn from exotic peoples than to impose on them. * The Independent *

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