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The Worlds of the East India Company - H. V. Bowen

The Worlds of the East India Company

By: H. V. Bowen (Editor), Margarette Lincoln (Editor), Nigel Rigby (Editor)

Paperback Published: 19th February 2015
ISBN: 9781843830733
Number Of Pages: 272

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Throws light on significant aspects of the Company's history. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MARITIME HISTORY The English East India Company was one of the most powerful commercial companies ever to have existed. It laid the foundations of the British Empire in South Asia and thus lies at the very heart of the interlinked histories of Britain and Asia. This first multi-disciplinary history of the Company to be published commemorates the four-hundredth anniversary of the founding of this unique and extraordinary institution. Historians of art, culture, cartography, empire, politics, the sea, and trade, explore the origins, operation, and influence of the Company as an organisation that remained firmly engaged in maritime commercial activity in many different spheres, even as it acted as a powerful agent of territorial expansion on the Indian subcontinent. H.V. BOWEN is senior lecturer in economic and social history at the University of Leicester; NIGEL RIGBY and MARGARETTE LINCOLN work in the research department of the National Maritime Museum, London.

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Everyone with scholarly interests in trading companies will enjoy the contents. JOURNAL OF MODERN HISTORY A useful reference book (that) reveals the richness and breadth of Indian studies. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF HISTORYHandsomely produced.(with) a number of superb black-and-white and colour reproductions of contemporary prints and ships models. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NAUTICAL ARCHAEOLOGY Throws light on significant aspects of the Company's history. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MARITIME HISTORYThe essays are fresh, rich with data, thoughtfully and dynamically argued, engrossing. JOURNAL of the AMERICAN ORIENTAL SOCIETY

List of Illustrations
Foreword
Contributors
Abbreviations
Introduction
The English East India Company and Indiap. 1
'No Longer Mere Traders': Continuities and Change in the Metropolitan Development of the East India Company, 1600-1834p. 19
East India Company Agency Work in the British Isles, 1700-1800p. 33
War, Competition and Collaboration: Relations Between the English and Dutch East India Companies in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuriesp. 49
Frank Submissions: The Company and the Mughals Between Sir Thomas Roe and Sir William Norrisp. 69
The East India Company and the Trade in Non-Metallic Precious Materials from Sir Thomas Roe to Diamond Pittp. 97
Bengkulu: An Anglo-Chinese Partnershipp. 111
Establishing the Sea Routes to India and China: Stages in the Development of Hydrographical Knowledgep. 119
Strategy, Policy and Shipbuilding: The Bombay Dockyard, the Indian Navy and Imperial Security in Eastern Seas, 1784-1869p. 137
'An Undiscovered Ocean of Commerce Laid Open': India, Wine and the Emerging Atlantic Economy, 1703-1813p. 153
Contested Relations: The East India Company and Lascars in Londonp. 169
Signs of Commerce: The East India Company and the Patronage of Eighteenth-Century British Artp. 183
India and the East India Company in the Public Sphere of Eighteenth-Century Britainp. 201
Afterword: The Legacies of Two Hundred Years of Contactp. 223
Indexp. 239
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ISBN: 9781843830733
ISBN-10: 1843830736
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 19th February 2015
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Type: New edition

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