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Royle, Stephen A. (Stephen Arthur)

Overview
Works: 58 works in 129 publications in 3 languages and 3,858 library holdings
Genres: Maps  History  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Stephen A Royle
Company, crown and colony : the Hudson's Bay Company and territorial endeavour in western Canada by Stephen A Royle( )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trading companies played a vital role in colonial endeavour. The great English, Dutch and French merchant companies took the risks of trade and travel in a dangerous world, opening up trading routes to the Farthest corners of the globe. The Hudson's Bay Company was just such an enterprise. Established under a charter granted by Charles II in 1670, with Prince Rupert, the king's cousin, as one of its directors, the company was granted 4m square kilometres of what was to become Canada, over which huge territory they were given sole trading rights
The company's island : St Helena, company colonies and the colonial endeavour by Stephen A Royle( )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Company's Island provides the first extended account of the role of company colonies and the difficulties they faced in meeting the requirements of the Crown whilst simultaneously attempting to run a harmonious and successful community. Focusing on the island of St Helena and the colony which sprung from the presence of the East India Company there, Stephen Royle charts the growth of a society from scratch and explores the tensions which ensued - between soldiers and settlers, whites and blacks, company interests and the interests of the Crown. A rebellion by the civilian population, a mutiny in the garrison and a political assassination tell only part of the island's history as a company colony. Drawing on a wealth of archival material, this book sheds new light on an important yet little known aspect of the colonial endeavour. The result is a vivid and compelling tale involving issues of race, morality, gender, trade and war within the context of Empire which will appeal to historians and geographers and to all those with an interest in colonialism, travel, trade and globalisation
A geography of islands : small island insularity by Stephen A Royle( )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book gives a comprehensive survey of 'islandness' and its defining features. It considers how islands' small scale, isolation and often lack of resources have affected them in the present day and in the past
Islands by Stephen A Royle( )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islands are contradictory places: they can be remote, mysterious spots, or lively centres of holiday revelry; they are associated alternately with escape, imprisonment, holiday and exile. For people seeking beautiful landscapes, solitude, or exciting adventure, islands are arguably the most popular tourism spots in the world. Filled with illustrations, 'Islands' guides readers through the cultural and scientific history of these diverse environments
North America : a geographical mosaic( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The multi-layered, complex geography which characterizes the diverse continent of North America has been forged by the interaction between people, past and present, and their physical environment. This book captures the essence of such human and physical diversity in a collection of edited essays; drawing upon themes and case-studies to provide an holistic approach to the geography of Canada and the United States."--BOOK JACKET
Anglo-Korean relations and the Port Hamilton Affair,1885-1887 by Stephen A Royle( )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In April 1885 the British navy seized the small archipelago of Port Hamilton (now Geomundo) off Korea, an incident dubbed the Port Hamilton Affair. This was part of a larger story of Empire and East Asian geopolitics involving China, Japan, Korea and Russia. At the time Britain and Russia seemed close to war over Afghanistan, and taking the islands, with their sheltered anchorage, would deny them to Russia while they might be useful in any blockade of the Russian fleet in Vladivostok. However, even in this imperial era, there were qualms about seizing inhabited territory belonging to a friendly nation, if only through the precedent it may set for others - particularly Russia - to do the same. Thus, Britain stressed that occupation was temporary and attempted to gain legitimate control anyway through issuing leases. During the event, after much political posturing from East Asian nations, given that the geopolitical situation improved and there was no war with Russia, the British, after assurances that Russia would not take Port Hamilton, slipped away in February 1887. Geomundo returned to obscurity. This book, the first full-length study of the Port Hamilton Affair, is based around contemporary material varying from printed dispatches and government reports to original archival manuscripts. This enables the book's scope to range from setting the Port Hamilton Affair into its context within the high geopolitics of East Asia through study of the life of the garrison stationed on the islands to relations between the powerless indigenous islanders and their British occupiers
Doing development differently : regional development on the Atlantic periphery( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There is longstanding public, academic and governmental recognition that regionalism is important in defining a nation and there is an awareness that socio-economically healthy regions are vital to the national well-being of the broader state. Yet all countries possess regional socio-economic disparities of greater or lesser degrees." "This collection of 17 articles by scholars and practitioners from Ireland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, documents interventions that address regional disparity by challenging established patterns and seeking to build community capacity. Participatory democracy, the values of localism, small group dynamics, co-operativism, grass-roots activism and decision-making that flows "bottom-up," are slowly informing public policy initiatives on both sides of Atlantic."--Jacket
Portrait of an industrial city : "clanging Belfast", 1750-1914 by Stephen A Royle( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hammer's clanging" was the sound that the great ninetheenth century novelist Wililam Makepeace Thackeray associated with Belfast when he visited in 1842. Eventually Belfast outstripped Dublin as the largest city on the island of Ireland, and ranked third in the British empire, while still echoing to the sound of those clanging hammers. Industry lay at the heart of the city's manufacturing prowess with shipyards, textile mills and other industrial ventures. The constant movement of workers and goods, the smells and sounds of constant industrial activity, and the distinctive clang of metal on metal dominated the city's daily life. Throughout the book the use of primary sources documents and illuminates the story of Belfast
Enduring city : Belfast in the twentieth century( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A geography of islands : small island insularity by Stephen A Royle( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book gives a comprehensive survey of 'islandness' and its defining features. It considers how islands' small scale, isolation and often lack of resources have affected them in the present day and in the past
Belfast by Raymond Gillespie( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belfast, part II, 1840-1900 by Stephen A Royle( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belfast c. 1600 to c. 1900 : the making of the modern city by Raymond Gillespie( )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 222 sites portrayed on the map form a composite picture of Belfast from 1600-1900. Features and sites are therefore not always contemporary with each other, and only known sites are shown
Napoléon à Sainte-Hélène : la conquête de la mémoire( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conquérant, il a été comparé à Alexandre et à César. Chef d'Etat, il a marqué d'une empreinte durable les villes, les lois, les religions. Souverain, il a possédé quarante-sept palais et allié les siens aux plus grandes familles d'Europe. Le voici prisonnier sur une île de 122 kilomètres carrés au milieu de l'Atlantique. Pour territoire, un plateau nuageux enserré par un cordon de fantassins britanniques. Pour demeure, une maison humide et infestée de rats. Pour cour, une quinzaine de fidèles et de serviteurs désemparés. Et l'oblitération de son nom, partout où la renommée, autrefois, l'avait fait résonner. Voilà le théâtre de son dernier combat. Malgré l'adversité et la précarité, contre les petitesses de l'exil, contre l'oubli, Napoléon, bien que vaincu, remporte à Sainte-Hélène sa dernière victoire, celle de la mémoire. Cet ouvrage met en contexte les objets humbles ou glorieux - souvent inédits - qui ont entouré l'Empereur dans ses derniers moments, ainsi que les récits et les images qui ont façonné la légende
Belfast c. 1600 to c. 1900 by Raymond Gillespie( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belfast : Part 1, to 1840 by Raymond Gillespie( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Issues in ethnic diversity by Stephen A Royle( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Functional divergence: urban development in eighteenth and nineteenth century Leicestershire by Stephen A Royle( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Insecurity in Canada's past : James Douglas keeps the peaceon Vancouver Island by Stephen A Royle( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shima no chirigaku : chiisana shimajima no tōshosei by Stephen A Royle( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A geography of islands : small island insularity
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The company's island : St Helena, company colonies and the colonial endeavourA geography of islands : small island insularityNorth America : a geographical mosaicEnduring city : Belfast in the twentieth centuryA geography of islands : small island insularityBelfast, part II, 1840-1900Belfast c. 1600 to c. 1900 : the making of the modern cityBelfast c. 1600 to c. 1900
Alternative Names
Royle, S. A.

Royle, S. A. (Stephen Arthur)

Royle, Stephen A.

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