Lords of All the World: Ideologies of Empire in Spain, Britain, and France, c. 1500-c. 1800

  title={Lords of All the World: Ideologies of Empire in Spain, Britain, and France, c. 1500-c. 1800},
  author={Woodrow Borah},
  • W. Borah
  • Published 1 February 1997
  • History
  • Americas
This book, the first to compare theories of empire as they emerged in, and helped to define, the great colonial powers-Spain, Britain, and France-describes the different ways and arguments these countries used to legitimate the seizure and subjugation of aboriginal lands and peoples."Learned, wide-ranging and important...Pagden's willingness to examine the three empires in tandem is as rewarding as it is innovative."-Linda Colley, London Review of Books"An impressive book, erudite and lively… 

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  • S. Engerman
  • History, Economics
    Revista de Historia Económica / Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History
  • 1998
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