England's colonial wars, 1550-1688 : conflicts, empire and national identity

Bruce P. Lenman

Bruce Lenman's hugely ambitious study explores three interacting themes: the growth of England's sprawling colonial empire; its military dimension; and the impact of colonial warfare on national identity. He starts in Ireland, with the renewed assault of English settlers on the Irish Gaeltacht. Under the (Scottish) Stuarts, England then began a dramatic expansion across the North Atlantic. In America, the 'Indian Wars', fought with minimal Crown support, helped forge an independent military capability among the colonists; while, in the West Indies, slave numbers and French intervention forced English settlers into a new dependency on the Crown. In India, the East India Company achieved ascendancy by sepoy armies under British control. These were very different kinds of empire; and a showdown became inevitable. The climactic conflict, the American Revolution, would not only dictate the future shape of colonial expansion, but also decisively reshaped the identities of all the participants.

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書名 England's colonial wars, 1550-1688 : conflicts, empire and national identity
著作者等 Lenman, Bruce
シリーズ名 Modern wars in perspective
出版元 Longman, an imprint of Pearson Education
刊行年月 2001
ページ数 x, 310 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0582062969
NCID BA52070410
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス