Oracles of Empire : poetry, politics, and commerce in Britisch America 1690-1750.
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Chicago : University of Chicago Press,1990. Orig. cloth binding. Dustjacket. xiv,295p. Index. Condition : very good. ISBN 0226752984[KEYWORDS: HISTORY, *. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 114538
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British America's poetry of empire was dominated by three issues: mercantilism's promise that civilization and wealth would be transmitted from London to the provinces; the debate over the extent of metropolitan prerogatives in law and commerce when they obtruded upon provincial rights and interests; and the argument that Britain's imperium pelagi was an ethical empire, because it depended upon the morality of trade, while the empires of Spain and France were immoral empires because they were grounded upon conquest. In discussing these issues, Shields provides a virtual anthology of poems long lost to students of American literature.
Über den Autor: David S. Shields is associate professor of English at the Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina.
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