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The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume II: The Eighteenth Century

P. J. Marshall and Alaine Low


This book is volume II of a series detailing the history of the British Empire and it examines the history of British worldwide expansion from the Glorious Revolution of 1689 to the end of the Napoleonic Wars, a crucial phase in the creation of the modern British Empire. This is the age of General Wolfe, Clive of India, and Captain Cook. Chapters trace and analyse the development and expansion of the British Empire over more than a century. They show how trade, warfare, and migration created an Empire, at first overwhelmingly in the Americas but later increasingly in Asia. Although the Empire ... More

Keywords: British Empire, Glorious Revolution, Napoleonic Wars, General Wolfe, Clive of India, Captain Cook, American Revolution, Americas, Asia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198205630
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205630.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

P. J. Marshall, editor
University of London

Alaine Low, editor

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1 Introduction

P. J. Marshall

6 Religious Faith and Commercial Empire

Boyd Stanley Schlenther

11 Knowledge and Empire

Richard Drayton

End Matter