The Resource When the waves ruled Britannia : geography and political identities, 1500-1800, Jonathan Scott

When the waves ruled Britannia : geography and political identities, 1500-1800, Jonathan Scott

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When the waves ruled Britannia : geography and political identities, 1500-1800
Title
When the waves ruled Britannia
Title remainder
geography and political identities, 1500-1800
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Scott
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How did a rural and agrarian English society transform itself into a mercantile and maritime state? What role was played by war and the need for military security? How did geographical ideas inform the construction of English - and then British - political identities? Focusing upon the deployment of geographical imagery and arguments for political purposes, Jonathan Scott's ambitious and interdisciplinary study traces development of the idea of Britain as an island nation, state and then empire from 1500 to 1800, through literature, philosophy, history, geography and travel writing. One argument advanced in the process concerns the maritime origins, nature and consequences of the English revolution. This is the first general study to examine changing geographical languages in early modern British politics, in an imperial, European and global context. Offering a new perspective on the nature of early modern Britain, it will be essential reading for students and scholars of the period"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scott, Jonathan
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DA355
LC item number
.S36 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National characteristics, British
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
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When the waves ruled Britannia : geography and political identities, 1500-1800, Jonathan Scott
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 200-221) and index
Contents
Introduction: Britain's island idea -- 1. Community of water -- 2. Queen of Sparta -- 3. The discipline of the sea -- 4. Ark of war -- 5. Blowing a dead coal -- 6. The British empire in Europe -- 7. The world in an island -- 8. Anti-continentalism -- 9. What continent? -- Conclusion: floating islands
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 227 p.
Isbn
9780521195911
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
20100518 80
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)694172158
  • (OCoLC)694172158
Label
When the waves ruled Britannia : geography and political identities, 1500-1800, Jonathan Scott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 200-221) and index
Contents
Introduction: Britain's island idea -- 1. Community of water -- 2. Queen of Sparta -- 3. The discipline of the sea -- 4. Ark of war -- 5. Blowing a dead coal -- 6. The British empire in Europe -- 7. The world in an island -- 8. Anti-continentalism -- 9. What continent? -- Conclusion: floating islands
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 227 p.
Isbn
9780521195911
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
20100518 80
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)694172158
  • (OCoLC)694172158

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