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By John McAleer

a desirable new learn within which John McAleer explores the maritime gateway to Asia round the Cape of fine wish and its severe function within the institution, consolidation and upkeep of the British Empire within the overdue eighteenth and 19th centuries. positioned on the centre of a maritime chain that attached seas and continents, this gateway bridged the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, which, with its advertisement hyperlinks and strategic requisites, shaped an international net that mirrored the improvement of the British Empire within the interval. The publication examines how contemporaries perceived, understood and represented this region; the ways that it worked as another hub of empire, permitting the circulate of individuals, items, and ideas, in addition to facilitating info and intelligence exchanges; and the networks of management, safety and regulate that helped to cement British imperial power.

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