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

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

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Three victories and a defeat : the rise and fall of the first British Empire, 1714-1783
Title
Three victories and a defeat
Title remainder
the rise and fall of the first British Empire, 1714-1783
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Brendan Simms
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Language
eng
Summary
"In the eighteenth century Britain became the world's first superpower. Through a series of sensational military strikes and with amazing speed, it was transformed from a country without remotely the same power as France, Spain or Austria into a global colossus." "This dramatic story is told brilliantly by Brendan Simms in Three Victories and a Defeat. The stakes were extraordinarily high for the British politicians, soldiers and sailors who took on and destroyed the formidable coalitions arrayed against them. Traditionally, the Royal Navy has been seen as Britain's key weapon, but the argument of Three Victories and a Defeat is that we have misunderstood the nature of Britain's achievement. The empire carved out in America and Asia by the navy was indeed to become central to British power, but the core of the British Empire was in Europe and came from being ruled by German kings. It was control of Hanover and a complex, superbly managed series of alliances - most crucially with Frederick the Great's Prussia - that made Britain so successful."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
941.07
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DA16
LC item number
.S53 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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Three victories and a defeat : the rise and fall of the first British Empire, 1714-1783, Brendan Simms
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Three victories and a defeat : the rise and fall of the first British Empire, 1714-1783, Brendan Simms
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 685-725) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • I.
  • 7.
  • The Return of Charles V, 1725-1726
  • 8.
  • The Resurgence of France, 1727-1732
  • IV.
  • Imperial Visions
  • 9.
  • Imperial Retreat, 1733-1736
  • 10.
  • The Colonial Mirage, 1737-1739
  • Imperial Apprenticeship
  • 11.
  • Imperial Isolation, 1740-1742
  • V.
  • Imperial Recovery
  • 12.
  • The Empires Strike Back, 1742-1745
  • 13.
  • The American Empire Restores the Balance in the German Empire, 1745-1748
  • 14.
  • Imperial Pre-emptions, 1748-1752
  • 1.
  • VI.
  • Imperial Triumph
  • 15.
  • Transferring the Seat of Empire? 1753-1756
  • 16.
  • The Imperial Missions of William Pitt, 1757-1759
  • 17.
  • An Island Once Again, 1760-1763
  • VII.
  • Imperial Hubris
  • A Part of the Main: England in Europe, 1558-1697
  • 18.
  • Imperial Retrenchments, 1763-1765
  • 19.
  • Imperial Pre-emptions, 1765-1767
  • 20.
  • Empire Adrift, 1768-1772
  • VIII.
  • Imperial Nemesis
  • 21.
  • Fighting for Europe in America, 1773-1777
  • 2.
  • 22.
  • Losing America in Europe, 1778-1779
  • 23.
  • The Partition of Britain, 1780-1783
  • Marlborough Country: Britain and the Empire, 1697-1714
  • II.
  • Imperial Opportunities
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11567744
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25 cm.
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xvii, 801 pages
Isbn
9780713994261
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
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L4769903
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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  • (Sirsi) WAI135847
  • (OCoLC)163322994
  • 11567744
  • (BNAtoc)B9819879
  • (Nz)11567744

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