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The Larrinaga family: from Mundaka to Liverpool

This post introduces the second of the Anglo-Basque merchant families whose trans-imperial networks are at the heart of the Imperial Entanglements project: the Larrinaga family of Mundaka and Liverpool. Early in 1861, a young Basque couple arrived at Ann Jones’s boarding house in Liverpool’s St Paul’s Square. Ramón de Larrinaga, aged 28, was a master … Continue reading The Larrinaga family: from Mundaka to Liverpool

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CFP: ‘Co-dependent Empires’: 2nd Annual Conference of Imperial Entanglements: Trans-Oceanic Basque Networks in British and Spanish Colonialism and their Legacy

13-14 July 2018, Museo Histórico de Acapulco 'Fuerte de San Diego', Acapulco, Mexico  Conference Theme: The historiography on empires and imperial rivalries is abundant. The stories of the rise and fall of Rome, Carthage, Persia, Byzantium, Portugal, Spain, France, Britain, etc., are all well worn territory for a variety of historians. Empires have been compared … Continue reading CFP: ‘Co-dependent Empires’: 2nd Annual Conference of Imperial Entanglements: Trans-Oceanic Basque Networks in British and Spanish Colonialism and their Legacy

A Very Long Entanglement: Prize Courts and Anglo-Spanish Encounters. Part 3

Editor's Note: This is the last installment of a three part post. Please see the previous two posts for parts one and two. Installment One ; Installment Two   The End of the Trial By the time the Court of Prize Appeal met on 20 November, the commission that had been sent to Spain on … Continue reading A Very Long Entanglement: Prize Courts and Anglo-Spanish Encounters. Part 3

A Very Long Entanglement: Prize Courts and Anglo-Spanish Encounters. Part 2

Editor's Note: This is the second part of a three part post. Please see the previous post for the first installment.   The Jesús, Maria, y José in the Court of Prize Appeal The records of the Court of Prize Appeal do not stipulate why it took approximately one year and three months for José … Continue reading A Very Long Entanglement: Prize Courts and Anglo-Spanish Encounters. Part 2

A Very Long Entanglement: Prize Courts and Anglo-Spanish Encounters. Part 1

Editors Note: Most of the posts on this blog so far have focused on Anglo-Spanish entanglements which took place either in the Americas or through correspondence. The following three posts change that focus to encounters that occurred either in Britain or Spain as a consequence of legal cases within the British prize court system during … Continue reading A Very Long Entanglement: Prize Courts and Anglo-Spanish Encounters. Part 1

The Basque Enlightenment, Cuba, and Slavery: for a Genealogy of Imperial Entanglement (II)

Editor's note: This is the second of three adapted parts of the paper given at this summer's project workshop by co-investigator Joseba Gabilondo (Michigan State University). At the end of the previous post, we had arrived at the question of how long the British Zuluetas had been connected with the slave trade. In order to … Continue reading The Basque Enlightenment, Cuba, and Slavery: for a Genealogy of Imperial Entanglement (II)

The Basque Enlightenment, Cuba, and Slavery: for a Genealogy of Imperial Entanglement (I)

Publication Note: This is the first of three adapted parts of the paper given at this summer's project workshop by co-investigator Joseba Gabilondo (Michigan State University). My research centers on a Basque trading family that expanded on both sides of the Atlantic:  Cuba, England, and Spain. The importance of this research emerges from the most … Continue reading The Basque Enlightenment, Cuba, and Slavery: for a Genealogy of Imperial Entanglement (I)

Book Review: Beyond the Walled City: Colonial Exclusion in Havana by Guadalupe García

[Author's note: This is the first of what we hope will be many book reviews on Imperial Entanglements. The book reviews on this blog are meant to help readers get a sense of whether the book under review would be helpful to their own research or a book which they would wish to explore further. … Continue reading Book Review: Beyond the Walled City: Colonial Exclusion in Havana by Guadalupe García

“The Room Where it Happens” Enforcing Neutrality in the West Indies During the American War of Independence

This is the last in our cross posting week with Defence-in-Depth, the blog of the Defence Studies Department at King's College London. International agreements are often touted as great achievements of a nation’s foreign policy and are usually accompanied by great fanfare. Peace treaties, meant to offer some form of conflict resolution, and treaties which … Continue reading “The Room Where it Happens” Enforcing Neutrality in the West Indies During the American War of Independence

From the Archives: Versions of History in Two Collections: Assessing the Purpose and Conclusions of Compilers

This post is part of a week of cross posting between Imperial Entanglements and Defence-In-Depth, the blog of the Defence Studies Department at King’s College London There are few moments more satisfying, or tantalizing, for an historian than looking through the catalogue of an archive and discovering that it holds vast repositories of material relevant … Continue reading From the Archives: Versions of History in Two Collections: Assessing the Purpose and Conclusions of Compilers