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Three victories and a defeat : the rise and fall of the first British Empire, 1714-1783

Author: Brendan Simms
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [2008], ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Here is revisionist history at its bracing best - conceived on an epic scale and achieving originality and analytical rigor without foregoing the pleasures of narrative."--Christopher Clark.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Simms, Brendan.
Three victories and a defeat.
New York : Basic Books, [2008], ©2007
(DLC) 2008930854
(OCoLC)276917388
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brendan Simms
ISBN: 9780786727223 0786727225
OCLC Number: 301958560
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, [12], 801 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: List of Illustrations; List of Maps; Note on Dating and Quotations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; I. IMPERIAL APPRENTICESHIP; 1. A Part of the Main: England in Europe, 1558-1697; 2. Marlborough Country: Britain and the Empire, 1697-1714; II IMPERIAL OPPORTUNITIES; 3. Imperial Restoration, 1714-1715; 4. Britain's New European Empire, 1716-1717; 5. Preventive War in the Mediterranean and the Baltic, 1718-1719; III IMPERIAL CHALLENGES; 6. A Protestant Empire, 1721-1724; 7. The Return of Charles V, 1725-1726; 8. The Resurgence of France, 1727-1732; IV. IMPERIAL VISIONS.
Responsibility: Brendan Simms.

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