David Armitage (NHC Fellow, 1996–97)
The Ideological Origins of the British Empire
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Fellowship Work Summary, 1996–97
David Armitage drafted six chapters of The Ideological Origins of the British Empire, under contract with Cambridge University Press; edited and wrote the introduction for Theories of Empire, 1450-1800 (Variorum Press, 1998), and proofed and indexed another volume he is editing—Bolingbroke: Political Writings (Cambridge University Press, 1997). He worked on four essays: "A Patriot for Whom? The Afterlives of Bolingbroke's Patriot King" for Journal of British Studies (1997); "Making the Empire British: Scotland in the Atlantic World 1542—1707" for Past and Present (May 1997); "Literature and Empire" for The Oxford History of the British Empire, vol. I, The Origins of Empire to 1689, edited by Nicholas Canny (Oxford University Press, 1998); and "Atlantic History in British Perspective" for a forthcoming issue of the American Historical Review.