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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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: DOI: 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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