Released on 2017-02-14Categories History

The East India Company, 1600–1858

The East India Company, 1600–1858

Author: Ian Barrow

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781624665981

Category: History

Page: 208

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In existence for 258 years, the English East India Company ran a complex, highly integrated global trading network. It supplied the tea for the Boston Tea Party, the cotton textiles used to purchase slaves in Africa, and the opium for China’s nineteenth-century addiction. In India it expanded from a few small coastal settlements to govern territories that far exceeded the British Isles in extent and population. It minted coins in its name, established law courts and prisons, and prosecuted wars with one of the world’s largest armies. Over time, the Company developed a pronounced and aggressive colonialism that laid the foundation for Britain’s Eastern empire. A study of the Company, therefore, is a study of the rise of the modern world. In clear, engaging prose, Ian Barrow sets the rise and fall of the Company into political, economic, and cultural contexts and explains how and why the Company was transformed from a maritime trading entity into a territorial colonial state. Excerpts from eighteen primary documents illustrate the main themes and ideas discussed in the text. Maps, illustrations, a glossary, and a chronology are also included.
Released on 2021-12-17Categories History

East India Company V2

East India Company V2

Author: Patrick Truck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000560114

Category: History

Page: 240

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First published in 2004. The purpose of this reference work is to offer a range of materials covering the history of the East India Company during the two and a half centuries of its existence.Volume II, Peter Marshall's Problems of Empire. Britain and India, 1757-1813 surveys, partly through the medium of original documents, the Company's complex transformation from a trading concern to an imperial power.