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    Insularity and empire in the late Nineteenth Century

    Rueger, Jan (2013) Insularity and empire in the late Nineteenth Century. In: Taylor, M. (ed.) The Victorian Empire and Britain's Maritime World, 1837-1901: The Sea and Global History. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 149-166. ISBN 9780230303881.

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    'We are fish' observed Lord Salisbury of Britain's global interests at the height of the 19th century pax Britannica. Yet the relationship between the sea and Britain's empire during the Victorian era has rarely been treated in a single volume. The essays in this book do just that. Through a series of case-studies these cutting edge contributions survey the work of the Royal Navy as the policeman of imperial interests: combating piracy and the slave trade. In examining the battle for technological supremacy at sea, the role of the large shipping companies in emigration and migration, and the shipping of British culture overseas via the circulation of knowledge and artefacts, this volume gives an insight into the Victorians' understanding of their own destiny as a sea-faring island.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
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    Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2013 10:17
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:07


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