The Worlds of the East India Company

The Worlds of the East India Company

Edited by H.V. Bowen, Margarette Lincoln, Nigel Rigby

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Historians explore the origins, operation, and influence of the Company in many different spheres, but especially on the Indian subcontinent.
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.

Published in association with the National Maritime Museum.

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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9 colour, 6 black and white illustrations
268 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Hardback, 9780851158778, March 2003
Paperback, 9781843830733, November 2006
Boydell Press
BIC HBJD1, 2AB, 3JF
BISAC HIS037040, HIS017000
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Table of Contents

The English East India Company and India - Om Prakash
'No Longer Mere Traders': Continuities and Change in the Metropolitan Development of the East India Company 1600-1834 -
East India Company Agency Work in the British Isles, 1700-1800 - James H Thomas
War, Competition and Collaboration: Relations Between the English and Dutch Companies in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries - Femme Gaastra
Frank Submissions: the Company and the Mughals Between Sir Thomas Roe and Sir William Norris - Sanjay Subrahmanyam
The East India Company and the Trade in Non-Metallic Precious Materials from Sir Thomas Roe to Diamond Pitt - Bruce Lenman
Bengkulu: an Anglo-Chinese Partnership - Anthony Farrington
Establishing the Sea Routes to India and China: Stages in the Development of Hydrographical Knowledge - Andrew Cook
Strategy, Policy and Shipbuilding: the Bombay Dockyard, the Indian Navy and Imperial Security in Eastern Seas, 1784-1869 - Andrew Lambert
'An Undiscovered Ocean of Commerce Laid Open': India, Wine and the Emerging Atlantic Economy, 1703-1813 - David Hancock
Contested Relations: the East India Company and its Lascars - Shompa Lahiri
Signs of Commerce: the East India Company and the Patronage of Eighteenth-Century British Art - Geoff Quilley
India and the East India Company in the Public Sphere of Eighteenth-Century Britain - Jeremy Osborn
Afterword: the Legacies of Two Hundred Years of Contact - Peter Marshall

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