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Cambridge Library Collection - South Asian History : Trade in the Eastern Seas 1793-1813 - Cyril Northcote Parkinson

Cambridge Library Collection - South Asian History

Trade in the Eastern Seas 1793-1813

Paperback Published: 10th June 2010
ISBN: 9781108012294
Number Of Pages: 472

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This 1937 work is framed as a maritime history as distinct from an economic history, and was highly acclaimed on first publication. Parkinson's focus is the activities of the East India Company in India and the East Indies between 1793 and 1815. Although a scholarly work, firmly founded on primary sources, it presents a potentially dry subject in a vivid and lively way which is extremely readable. Rather than narrating the history of the East India Company, Parkinson provides a series of descriptions of how it operated, the goods it traded, and the experiences of employees or passengers who sailed east. He reminds the modern reader of how fundamental the prevailing winds were to the trade routes, and the great discomforts of long sea voyages. This is a fascinating story of the realities of British economic involvement in India and the Far East during a key period of consolidation.

Preface; 1. The India House; 2. British India; 3. Trade to the east; 4. The eastern seas; 5. East Indiamen; 6. The shipping interest; 7. The maritime service; 8. The voyage; 9. Passengers; 10. Naval protection; 11. The country trade; 12. The end of monopoly; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

ISBN: 9781108012294
ISBN-10: 1108012299
Series: Cambridge Library Collection: History (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 472
Published: 10th June 2010
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.67
Weight (kg): 0.59