Battlefield Diplomacy and Empire-building in the Indo-Pacific World during the Seven Years’ War

  title={Battlefield Diplomacy and Empire-building in the Indo-Pacific World during the Seven Years’ War},
  author={Kristie Patricia Flannery},
  pages={467 - 488}
  • K. Flannery
  • Published 1 December 2016
  • History, Political Science
  • Itinerario
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