Empires of the Atlantic World: Britain and Spain in America 1492-1830

Empires of the Atlantic World: Britain and Spain in America 1492-1830

John H. Elliott


This epic background compares the empires equipped through Spain and Britain within the Americas, from Columbus’s arrival within the New international to the tip of Spanish colonial rule within the early 19th century. J. H. Elliott, probably the most extraordinary and flexible historians operating this day, bargains us background on a grand scale, contrasting the worlds outfitted via Britain and via Spain at the ruins of the civilizations they encountered and destroyed in North and South America.
Elliott identifies and explains either the similarities and adjustments within the empires’ procedures of colonization, the nature in their colonial societies, their exact types of imperial executive, and the independence routine fixed opposed to them. in keeping with extensive studying within the historical past of the 2 nice Atlantic civilizations, the e-book units the Spanish and British colonial empires within the context in their personal occasions and gives us insights into features of this twin heritage that also impact the Americas.

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