Book Review- ‘The European Seaborne Empires: From the Thirty Year’s War to the Age of Revolutions’ by G. Pacquett

By Lambert, Andrew, published October 2020


While the title is a deliberate homage to well- known works by Charles Boxer and John Parry on the Dutch, Portuguese and Spanish seaborne empires from the late 1960s, Gabriel Pacquette has reworked the concept to address concerns that have emerged over the past 50 years, not least slavery, forced migration, the role of the ‘settler’ in creating new populations, spreading diseases and environmental degradation. This ambitious work of synthesis will be required reading for courses on imperialism, slavery and wars of independence. It builds on the author’s expertise in the eighteenth-century history of the Iberian empires…

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Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Twentieth Century
Subjects include: Strategy & Diplomacy

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