The English Conquest of Jamaica

Author: Carla Gardina Pestana
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674737318
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Long before sugar and slaves made Jamaica Britain’s most valuable colony, its conquest sparked conflicts with European powers and opened vast tropical spaces to English exploitation. Carla Gardina Pestana captures the moment when Cromwell’s plan to take Spain’s American empire altered his revolutionary state’s engagement with the wider world.

The English Conquest of Jamaica

Author: Carla Gardina Pestana
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674978714
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Long before sugar and slaves made Jamaica Britain’s most valuable colony, its conquest sparked conflicts with European powers and opened vast tropical spaces to English exploitation. Carla Gardina Pestana captures the moment when Cromwell’s plan to take Spain’s American empire altered his revolutionary state’s engagement with the wider world.

Architecture and Empire in Jamaica

Author: Louis Nelson
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300211007
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Through Creole houses and merchant stores to sugar fields and boiling houses, Jamaica played a leading role in the formation of both the early modern Atlantic world and the British Empire. Architecture and Empire in Jamaica offers the first scholarly analysis of Jamaican architecture in the long 18th century, spanning roughly from the Port Royal earthquake of 1692 to Emancipation in 1838. In this richly illustrated study, which includes hundreds of the author's own photographs and drawings, Louis P. Nelson examines surviving buildings and archival records to write a social history of architecture. Nelson begins with an overview of the architecture of the West African slave trade then moves to chapters framed around types of buildings and landscapes, including the Jamaican plantation landscape and fortified houses to the architecture of free blacks. He concludes with a consideration of Jamaican architecture in Britain. By connecting the architecture of the Caribbean first to West Africa and then to Britain, Nelson traces the flow of capital and makes explicit the material, economic, and political networks around the Atlantic.

The Maroons of Jamaica 1655 1796

Author: Mavis Christine Campbell
Publisher: J F Bergin & Garvey
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"A careful and thorough study of the Jamaican Maroons from the British conquest to the late 18th century." Choice "This richly textured study of the struggles of the Maroons of Jamaica against the British colonial authorities, their subsequent collaboration with and betrayal by them, will be of great interest to historians of Africa. . . . Elegantly written . . . the author . . . makes her own contribution to current debates on resistance and collaboration." Michael Crowder, Institute of Commonwealth Studies

God s Instruments

Author: Blair Worden
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199570493
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A detailed study of the religious and political character of the most revolutionary decade of English history, from the execution of Charles I in 1649 to the return of his son in 1660. Explores the minds and conduct of the dominant figure of the era, Oliver Cromwell, and his friends and enemies.

The Buried Mirror

Author: Carlos Fuentes
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395924990
Format: PDF
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An exploration of Spanish culture in Spain and the Americas traces the social, political, and economic forces that created that culture

Culture and Conquest in Mongol Eurasia

Author: Thomas T. Allsen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521602709
Format: PDF
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In the thirteenth century, the Mongols created a vast transcontinental empire that functioned as a cultural 'clearing house' for the Old World. Under Mongol auspices various commodities, ideologies and technologies were disseminated across Eurasia. The focus of this path-breaking study is the extensive exchanges between Iran and China. The Mongol rulers of these two ancient civilizations 'shared' the cultural resources of their realms with one another. The result was a lively traffic in specialist personnel and scholarly literature between East and West. These exchanges ranged from cartography to printing, from agriculture to astronomy. The book concludes by asking why the Mongols made such heavy use of sedentary scholars and specialists in the elaboration of their court culture and why they initiated so many exchanges across Eurasia. This is a work of great erudition which crosses new scholarly boundaries in its analysis of communication and culture in the Mongol empire.

The English in the West Indies

Author: James Anthony Froude
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108023703
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An eminent Victorian historian makes observations on the British West Indies, and comments on their peoples and government.