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The Resource Britain's maritime empire : Southern Africa, the South Atlantic and the Indian Ocean, 1763-1820, John McAleer, (electronic resource)

Britain's maritime empire : Southern Africa, the South Atlantic and the Indian Ocean, 1763-1820, John McAleer, (electronic resource)

Label
Britain's maritime empire : Southern Africa, the South Atlantic and the Indian Ocean, 1763-1820
Title
Britain's maritime empire
Title remainder
Southern Africa, the South Atlantic and the Indian Ocean, 1763-1820
Statement of responsibility
John McAleer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A fascinating new study in which John McAleer explores the maritime gateway to Asia around the Cape of Good Hope and its critical role in the establishment, consolidation and maintenance of the British Empire in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Situated at the centre of a maritime chain that connected seas and continents, this gateway bridged the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, which, with its commercial links and strategic requirements, formed a global web that reflected the development of the British Empire in the period. The book examines how contemporaries perceived, understood and represented this area; the ways in which it worked as an alternative hub of empire, enabling the movement of people, goods, and ideas, as well as facilitating information and intelligence exchanges; and the networks of administration, security and control that helped to cement British imperial power.--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McAleer, John
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • British
  • Cape of Good Hope (South Africa)
  • Cape of Good Hope (South Africa)
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Britain's maritime empire : Southern Africa, the South Atlantic and the Indian Ocean, 1763-1820, John McAleer, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316181362
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the master link of connection -- The key to India : consolidating the gateway to the East -- A sword in the hands : European rivals, imperial designs, colonial problems -- A constant and unreserved correspondence : networks of knowledge exchange -- The great outwork and bulwark of India : troops, military manoeuvres and defending the eastern empire -- Conclusions : the connection between the settlements becomes more intimate
Control code
CR9781316181362
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 277 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107100725
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)968309946
Label
Britain's maritime empire : Southern Africa, the South Atlantic and the Indian Ocean, 1763-1820, John McAleer, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316181362
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the master link of connection -- The key to India : consolidating the gateway to the East -- A sword in the hands : European rivals, imperial designs, colonial problems -- A constant and unreserved correspondence : networks of knowledge exchange -- The great outwork and bulwark of India : troops, military manoeuvres and defending the eastern empire -- Conclusions : the connection between the settlements becomes more intimate
Control code
CR9781316181362
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 277 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107100725
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)968309946

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