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Gold for secrets: the Hartlib Circle and the early English empire, 1630-1660

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In this thesis I place the intellectual and practical work of Samuel Hartlib and his associates in its appropriate imperial and global settings, notably in the Atlantic World of mid-seventeenth-century English colonialism. I argue that the participation of the Hartlib Circle in the improvement programme that contributed to the construction of English colonies has been insufficiently recognised, either in scholarship on the Hartlibians or in the general literature on early modern English co...

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HUMS
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History Faculty
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0000-0003-3164-3888
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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