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The British Atlantic World, 1500-1800

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This text was the first edited collection on the burgeoning history of the early modern Atlantic world and has had a huge impact on the many fields of Atlantic Studies. This second edition features two new essays on science and global history respectively, as well as a revised Introduction and updated guides to further reading.
Paperback, Second Edition, 384 pages
Published January 15th 2009 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published November 9th 2002)
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Cal Murgu
Good collection of essays which tries to (re)frame historiographical approaches to early and modern Britain. The discussions on "Greater Britain" as a category of analysis, and cis- and trans-Atlanticism were very well received.
One of the most succinct (re)interpretations of Atlantic theory available. Though it is lamentable that the concept of cis-Atlanticism is used as a catch all for all other forms of Atlantic activity that fall without the confines of circum and trans-Atlanticism.
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