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The Resource Islands and the British Empire in the age of sail, edited by Douglas Hamilton and John McAleer, (electronic resource)

Islands and the British Empire in the age of sail, edited by Douglas Hamilton and John McAleer, (electronic resource)

Label
Islands and the British Empire in the age of sail
Title
Islands and the British Empire in the age of sail
Statement of responsibility
edited by Douglas Hamilton and John McAleer
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Islands are not just geographical units or physical facts; their importance and significance arise from the human activities associated with them. The maritime routes of sailing ships, the victualling requirements of their sailors, and the strategic demands of seaborne empires in the age of sail - as well as their intrinsic value as sources of rare commodities - meant that islands across the globe played prominent parts in imperial consolidation and expansion. This volume examines the various ways in which islands (and groups of islands) contributed to the establishment, extension, and maintenance of the British Empire in the age of sail. Thematically related chapters explore the geographical, topographical, economic, and social diversity of the islands that comprised a large component of the British Empire in an era of rapid and significant expansion.--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hamilton, Douglas J.
  • McAleer, John
Series statement
Oxford scholarship online.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Islands
  • Ocean travel
  • Great Britain
Label
Islands and the British Empire in the age of sail, edited by Douglas Hamilton and John McAleer, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198847229.001.0001
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
EDZ0002543965
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (240 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191882135
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (colour), maps (black and white).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1243262588
Label
Islands and the British Empire in the age of sail, edited by Douglas Hamilton and John McAleer, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198847229.001.0001
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
EDZ0002543965
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (240 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191882135
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (colour), maps (black and white).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1243262588

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