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    Siege Mentalities: Objects in Motion, British Imperial Expansion, and the Pacific Turn


    Mancini, J.M. (2011) Siege Mentalities: Objects in Motion, British Imperial Expansion, and the Pacific Turn. Winterthur Portfolio, 45 (2/3). pp. 125-140. ISSN 0084-0416

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    Abstract

    Focusing on the period between George Anson’s circumnavigation in the 1740s and the joint British seizure of the Spanish cities of Manila and Havana in 1762, this article argues that the taking and making of objects in motion provided an important point of intersection between the British prosecution of empire in the Atlantic and in the Pacific in the eighteenth century. It has two central aims: first, to highlight the interconnectedness of the Atlantic to wider global contexts and, second, to emphasize the key role of military conflict and other processes beyond commerce in the generation and circulation of objects.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Siege Mentalities; Objects in Motion; British Imperial Expansion; Pacific Turn;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > History
    Item ID: 2780
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1086/661556
    Depositing User: Dr. Joanne Mancini
    Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2011 09:44
    Journal or Publication Title: Winterthur Portfolio
    Publisher: The University of Chicago Press on behalf of the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Inc.
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: Royal Irish Academy British Academy Exchange Grant, Lilly Library, Indiana University (USA)
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