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Captives Britain, Empire and the world, 1600-1850 /

Re-examines the history of the British empire from the perspective of those held captive, exploring the dynamics between invader and invaded, the character of cross-cultural conflicts, and the meaning of empire.

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  • "Re-examines the history of the British empire from the perspective of those held captive, exploring the dynamics between invader and invaded, the character of cross-cultural conflicts, and the meaning of empire."
  • "Re-examines the history of the British empire from the perspective of those held captive, exploring the dynamics between invader and invaded, the character of cross-cultural conflicts, and the meaning of empire."@en
  • "In this path-breaking book Linda Colley reappraises the rise of the biggest empire in global history. Excavating the lives of some of the multitudes of Britons held captive in the lands their own rulers sought to conquer, Colley also offers an intimate understanding of the peoples and cultures of the Mediterranean, North America, India, and Afghanistan. Here are harrowing, sometimes poignant stories by soldiers and sailors and their womenfolk, by traders and con men and by white as well as black slaves. By exploring these forgotten captives ' and their captors ' Colley reveals how Britain's emerging empire was often tentative and subject to profound insecurities and limitations. She evokes how British empire was experienced by the mass of poor whites who created it. She shows how imperial racism coexisted with cross-cultural collaborations, and how the gulf between Protestantism and Islam, which some have viewed as central to this empire, was often smaller than expected. Brilliantly written and richly illustrated, Captives is an invitation to think again about a piece of history too often viewed in the same old way. It is also a powerful contribution to current debates about the meanings, persistence, and drawbacks of empire. From the Trade Paperback edition."@en

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  • "History."
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  • "Livres électroniques."

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  • "Captives Britain, Empire and the world, 1600-1850 /"
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  • "Captives Britain, empire, and the world, 1600-1850 /"
  • "Captives : Britain, Empire and the world, 1600-1850 /"
  • "Captives : Britain, Empire and the world, 1600-1850 /"@en
  • "Captives : Britain, Empire and the world 1600-1850 /"
  • "Captives : Britain, Empire, and the World, 1600-1850."
  • "Captives : Britain, Empire and the world, 1600 - 1850 /"
  • "Captives : [the story of Britain's pursuit of empire and how its soldiers and civilians were held captive by the dream of global supremacy, 1600-1850] /"
  • "Captives Britain, Empire, and the World, 1600-1850."@en
  • "Captives"
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  • "Captives : Britain, Empire, and the World, 1600-1850 /"
  • "Captives britain, empire, and the world, 1600-1850 /"@en
  • "Captives : [the story of Britain's pursuit of empire, and how its soldiers and civilians were held captive by the dream of global supremacy, 1600-1850] /"@en
  • "Captives: Britain, empire, and the world, 1600 - 1850 /"
  • "Captives : Britain, empire and the world, 1600-1850 /"
  • "Britain, Empire and the world, 1600-1850"@en
  • "Britain, Empire and the world, 1600-1850"
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  • "Captives : Britain, empire, and the world, 1600-1850 /"@en