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Origins of the First British Empire

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Nicholas Canny is a professor of history and the director of the Center for the Study of Human Settlement and Historical Change at the National University of Ireland, Galway. His most recent book is Making Ireland British (Oxford University Press, 2001). He is also the editor of Volume I of the Oxford History of the British Empire, which explores why England, and later Britain, became involved with transoceanic navigation, trade, and settlement during the 16th and 17th centuries. He offers an overview of that volume's topic as part of an “Ireland and the British Empire” lecture series.

Canny is introduced by Rob Savage, codirector of the Irish Studies program and a history professor at Boston College.

Format: Lecture followed by Q&A
Length: 58

Presenter(s): Nicholas Canny

Date: September 23, 2004

Location: Connolly House, Boston College

Sponsor(s): Irish Studies

URL: http://frontrow.bc.edu/program/canny/

The information on this page is accurate as of September 2004