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Britain's Maritime Empire : Southern Africa, the South Atlantic and the Indian Ocean, 1763-1820

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"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 theBritish 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"--
Number of Pages: 277
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: History, Africa, Administration
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
Author: John McAleer
Language: English
Street Date: December 7, 2016
TCIN: 50645891
UPC: 9781107100725
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-0142
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