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Alison Games

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195335545

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335545.001.0001

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The Mediterranean Origins of the British Empire

The Mediterranean Origins of the British Empire

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(p.47) 2 THE MEDITERRANEAN ORIGINS OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE
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The Web of Empire
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Alison Games (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335545.003.0003

This chapter introduces the Mediterranean as the origins of the British Empire. There, the English were weak and vulnerable, and they learned a model of cultural interaction defined by dissimulation and accommodation. This new geographic starting point for English ventures around the globe places English adaptability at the center of the story.

Keywords:   English, Mediterranean, cultural interaction, dissimulation, accommodation

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