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Sir Joseph Banks's provincial turn

Hoppit, J; (2017) Sir Joseph Banks's provincial turn. Historical Journal 10.1017/S0018246X17000164. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

The rise of global history has been a major development in historical studies in recent years, with the history of globalization a central part of that. But did the global matter as much to people in the past as to historians now? This article addresses that question with reference to Britain as viewed through some neglected aspects of the life of the botanist Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820). He is usually remembered for his extensive global preoccupations. Yet his ability to be a citizen of the world, most famously on Cook’s first voyage of exploration, rested on his considerable landed wealth. Indeed as the years passed he became more interested in improving both his own estates and the wider region, especially his beloved county of Lincolnshire in England. There global pressures exerted some indirect influences, but local ones, especially environmental and legal, remained more important, often addressed by resort to parliamentary legislation.

Type: Article
Title: Sir Joseph Banks's provincial turn
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1017/S0018246X17000164
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1017/S0018246X17000164
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of History
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1571683
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