Britain and the World, 1550 - 1800
By (author) Miles Ogborn
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Global Lives by Miles Ogborn
Book DescriptionThis is a fascinating and unique account of Britain's rise as a global imperial power told through the lives of over forty individuals from a huge range of backgrounds. Miles Ogborn relates and connects the stories of monarchs and merchants, planters and pirates, slaves and sailors, captives and captains, reactionaries and revolutionaries, artists and abolitionists from all corners of the globe. These dramatic stories give new life to the exploration of the history and geography of changing global relationships, including settlement in North America, the East India Company's trade and empire, transatlantic trade, the slave trade, the rise and fall of piracy, and scientific voyaging in the Pacific. Through these many biographies, including those of Anne Bonny, Captain Cook, Queen Elizabeth I, Pocahontas, and Walter Ralegh, early modern globalisation is presented as something through which different people lived in dramatically contrasting ways, but in which everyone played a part.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521607186
(247mm x 174mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Miles Ogborn
Geographies of the Book, Hardback (April 2010)
Divided into three main sections: Geographies of Production; Geographies of Circulation; Geographies of Reception, this title makes clear that the relationships between the making of books in certain geographical contexts, the movement of books (epistemologically as well as geographically) and the reception of and reaction to books are complex.
Indian Ink, Hardback (June 2007)
Exploring the relationship between power and knowledge in European engagement with Asia, this work examines the East India Company at work and reveals how writing and print shaped authority on a global scale in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It also uncovers the intellectual and political legacies of early modern trade and empire.
Georgian Geographies, Hardback (March 2004)
This text provides an interdisciplinary examination of the geographical nature of culture and society in 18th-century Britain and the British world. The book's introduction identifies the key areas of study as the geographical constitution of empire, the Enlightenment and the public sphere.
Cultural Geography in Practice, Paperback (October 2003)» View all books by Miles Ogborn
Written by an international team of prominent cultural geographers, this book is a fully-illustrated guide to methodological approaches in cultural geography. Boxed definitions of key concepts and descriptions of research projects by students who devised and undertook them are included.
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Author Biography - Miles Ogborn
Miles Ogborn is Professor of Geography at Queen Mary, University of London. His previous publications include Spaces of Modernity: London's Geographies, 1680-1780 (1998) and Indian Ink: Script and Print in the Making of the English East India Company (2007).
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