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The making of an imperial polity : civility and America in the Jacobean metropolis

Uniform Title
Savagery and the state
Title
The making of an imperial polity : civility and America in the Jacobean metropolis / Lauren Working.
ISBN
9781108494069
1108494064
9781108625227
Publication
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2020.
Physical Description
xiv, 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Notes
Revision of author's thesis (doctoral)--Durham University, 2015, titled Savagery and the state : incivility and America in Jacobean political discourse.
Summary
"The networks and spaces of information-exchange that fostered expansion come to life in Robert Cecil's testimony at Walter Ralegh's trial for treason in 1603. The jury accused Ralegh of possessing a seditious book written against the sovereignty of kings, one that had been kept from public view in the private study of the late lord treasurer William Cecil, Lord Burghley. Burghley's son Robert, James' secretary of state, suggested Ralegh may have stolen the book when visiting Burghley's study to consult his cosmographical works. Ralegh often visited their residence on the Strand, Cecil acknowledged. 'Sir Walter desired to search for some Cosmographycall descriptions of the West-Indies which he thought were in his study, and were not to be had in print, which he [Cecil] granted'. Before 'the bonds of his affection had been crackt', Cecil admitted, he had admired Ralegh, and supported his ventures to North America and Guiana"-- Provided by publisher.
Other formats
Online version: Working, Lauren, 1985- Savagery and the state The making of an imperial polity. Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2020
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
June 15, 2020
Series
Cambridge studies in early modern British history.
Cambridge studies in early modern British history
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Cultivation and the American project
Colony as microcosm : Virginia and the metropolis
Cannibalism and the politics of bloodshed
Tobacco, consumption, and imperial intent
Wit, sociability, and empire.
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