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The Falkenberg Comedy

Jeff Mielke

in Homer Lea: American Soldier of Fortune

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126166
eISBN:
9780813135632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126166.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

Homer Lea's belief in his careful maneuvering and triumph with his reform career made way for further unhindered expansion. Richard Falkenberg challenged him for control of the army. As a result, Lea ... More


Imperial Man and the Space of Difference

Catherine Hall

in Macaulay and Son

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300160239
eISBN:
9780300189186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300160239.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on Tom Macaulay's view of empire. Tom lived with particular ideas of the empire and its peoples, enslaved and free from childhood. The idea of ethnic and racial difference was ... More


The Age of Imperial Reform, c. 1486–1521

Duncan Hardy

in Associative Political Culture in the Holy Roman Empire: Upper Germany, 1346-1521

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198827252
eISBN:
9780191866180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827252.003.0013
Subject:
History, Political History, European Early Modern History

This final case study in associative political culture’s shaping of the evolving Holy Roman Empire examines the new legislation passed during the reign of King/Emperor Maximilian, which modern ... More


New Cures: The Caracas Company, the Crown, and Commercial Control

Jesse Cromwell

in The Smugglers' World: Illicit Trade and Atlantic Communities in Eighteenth-Century Venezuela

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469636887
eISBN:
9781469636948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636887.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Chapter 3 examines the creation and administration of the Caracas Company as an organization designed to increase trade to Venezuela but also to police its coastline. Although realizations of Spanish ... More


Apotheosis

Perry Gauci

in William Beckford: First Prime Minister of the London Empire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300166750
eISBN:
9780300195163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300166750.003.0008
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter describes the last two years of Beckford's life, which saw his British and imperial interests intertwined as never before. The intense divisions revealed by the Middlesex election and ... More


Where Caciques and Mapmakers Met: Border Making in Eighteenth-Century South America

Jeffrey Alan Jr. Erbig

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655048
eISBN:
9781469655062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655048.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

During the late eighteenth century, Portugal and Spain sent joint mapping expeditions to draw a nearly 10,000-mile border between Brazil and Spanish South America. These boundary commissions were the ... More


From Allies to Invaders: Sri Lanka at the Crossroads of Global Iberian Imperialism

Zoltán Biedermann

in (Dis)connected Empires: Imperial Portugal, Sri Lankan Diplomacy, and the Making of a Habsburg Conquest in Asia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198823391
eISBN:
9780191862106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823391.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

The clash of legal and political cultures that unfolded as the idea of conquest began to materialize is the subject of Chapter 7. The main question addressed is whether the new policy of conquest ... More


Introduction: Adventure Capitalists

Andrew D. M. Beaumont

in Colonial America and the Earl of Halifax, 1748–1761

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198723974
eISBN:
9780191791277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723974.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Political History

This chapter introduces the central themes of the book. It establishes Halifax’s importance as a figure worthy of historical examination. It acknowledges the historiographical problems associated ... More


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