Trade and Dominion

Trade and Dominion : European Overseas Empires in the 18th Century

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Between the mid-15th and mid-19th centuries every European state which possessed an Atlantic seaboard (and some did not) acquired territory overseas. Five countries stood out above all others in the race for colonies: Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, France and England. But the world grew too small for these competing adventurers, which led in turn to conquest and international war. This, then, was a stage of expanded operations, of collisions, mutinies and alterations of course. As the centuries progressed, governments became more interested in efficient and rational administration and a more responsible attitute to subject races emerged. Professor Parry points out the factors that contributed to the expansion of European commercial and political influence outside Europe; and describes the consequences of this for Europeans themselves and for the peoples of the areas where they operated.
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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 156 x 234mm | 300g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Weidenfeld & Nicolson History
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 64pp b&w illustrations
  • 0753808293
  • 9780753808290

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