Britain's maritime empire : Southern Africa, the South Atlantic and the Indian Ocean, 1763-1820 / John McAleer (University of Southampton).Material type: TextLanguage: English Publication details: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2017.Description: xi, 277 pages : map ; 24 cmISBN:
- Europe / Great Britain - History
- -- South Africa -- Cape of Good Hope
- Cape of Good Hope (South Africa) -- History -- 1795-1872
- Cape of Good Hope (South Africa) -- Politics and government -- 1795-1872
- Great Britain -- Colonies -- Africa -- History
- Great Britain -- Colonies -- Asia -- History
- Great Britain -- Colonies -- Administration -- History
- Great Britain -- Foreign relations
- 909.097 23 MCA
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Introduction : the master link of connection -- The key to India : consolidating the gateway to the East -- A sword in the hands : European rivals, imperial designs, colonial problems -- A constant and unreserved correspondence : networks of knowledge exchange -- The great outwork and bulwark of India : troops, military manoeuvres and defending the eastern empire -- Conclusions : the connection between the settlements becomes more intimate.
"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 the British 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"--
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-269) and index.
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