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Locating the English Diaspora, 1500-2010$
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Tanja Bueltmann, David T. Gleeson, and Don MacRaild

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781846318191

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317712

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Mythologies of Empire and the Earliest English Diasporas

Mythologies of Empire and the Earliest English Diasporas

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(p.15) Chapter 1 Mythologies of Empire and the Earliest English Diasporas
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Locating the English Diaspora, 1500-2010
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Glyn Parry

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317712.002

This chapter examines the mythologies of the British Empire and some of the earliest known English Diasporas. It analyses the influence of the prophetic sense of the future on early ideas of empire and migration and describes a pre–Enlightenment society and political culture where only opinion of the few mattered. This chapter also considers the earliest meanings of English, the origins of the English Empire and the role of John Dee in the conception of English Diaspora.

Keywords:   British Empire, English Diasporas, migration, pre–Enlightenment society, political culture, John Dee

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