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Robert Montgomery Martin and the origins of ‘Greater Britain’

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The idea of ‘Greater Britain’ has been associated mainly with the later Victorian era, but it was anticipated in most important particulars. This article examines perhaps the most ambitious single text on the British empire produced during the first half of the nineteenth century: Robert Montgomery Martin’s five-volume, 3,000 page History of the British Colonies. Published in 1834-5, in the midst of seminal debates over imperial administrative and commercial policy, Martin’s opus offered the ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1080/03086534.2021.1892376

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
St Hugh's College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-7969-1059
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History More from this journal
Volume:
49
Issue:
5
Pages:
833-865
Publication date:
2021-02-25
Acceptance date:
2021-02-01
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EISSN:
1743-9329
ISSN:
0308-6534
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1170875
Local pid:
pubs:1170875
Deposit date:
2023-03-27

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