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North America, 1513–1830

W. Barksdale Maynard

W. Barksdale Maynard is a lecturer in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University, New Jersey, USA, and author of six books on American history and architecture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...After touching land in Florida in 1513, Spain seemed likely to conquer North America, but instead other major European powers jockeyed for control of the continent, with Britain taking the lead by the late seventeenth century. France came...

British Isles, 1500–1830

Steven Brindle

Steven Brindle is a senior properties historian at English Heritage, UK, and has published numerous books and essays on the history of British architecture and engineering. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...In 1500, the British Isles were of marginal significance. England, which had loomed large in European politics from the twelfth to mid-fifteenth centuries, shrank with the loss of its French possessions and years of civil war. Its trading...

Southeast Asia, Australia and the Pacific, 1780–1914

Amanda Achmadi

Amanda Achmadi is Senior Lecturer in Architectural Design (Asian Architecture and Urbanism) at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Walker

Paul Walker is Professor of Architecture at the University of Melbourne, and has written extensively on the architectural history of Australia and New Zealand. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...In mainland Southeast Asia, consolidation occurred through the centralization of power in three indigenous kingdoms: Burma, Siam (Thailand) and Vietnam. Siam emerged as the strongest. However, European expansion early in the nineteenth...