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Published: 07 September 2017

344 Pages | 17 hts


ISBN: 9780190465810

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Subjects and Sovereign

Bonds of Belonging in the Eighteenth-Century British Empire

Hannah Weiss Muller

  • Argues for the centrality of the traditional relationship between subjects and sovereign in the second half of the eighteenth century as opposed to rights-bearing citizens.
  • Argues for subjecthood as an organizing principlesof the British Empire, contrasting with literature on economic, political, and intellectual networks as those most useful to unifying empires.
  • Juxtaposes more familiar colonial territories (Quebec, Bengal) with less familiar ones (Grenada, Minorca, Gibraltar) .