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Introduction

Emily Erikson

in Between Monopoly and Free Trade: The English East India Company, 1600-1757

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159065
eISBN:
9781400850334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159065.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter presents the volume's main argument: that a decentralized organizational structure—constructed through the combination of private and Company trade—was the central pillar of the English ... More


The Discourse of Trade: Print, Politics, and the Company in England

in Indian Ink: Script and Print in the Making of the English East India Company

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226620411
eISBN:
9780226620428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620428.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter shows that the early seventeenth-century English East India Company was often a reluctant entrant to the world of print. The printing press was one political resource among many, and a ... More


A Union for Empire? Scotland, the English East India Company and the British Union

Stewart J. Brown and Christopher A. Whatley

in The Union of 1707: New Dimensions: Scottish Historical Review Supplementary Issue

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638024
eISBN:
9780748672295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638024.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

On December 18, 1707, in the first session of the newly created British Parliament, a customs bill received royal assent. Innocuously entitled an ‘Act for better Securing the Duties of East India ... More


Conclusion

Emily Erikson

in Between Monopoly and Free Trade: The English East India Company, 1600-1757

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159065
eISBN:
9781400850334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159065.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter uses the case of the English East India Company to reflect on existing knowledge about overseas trade expansion, decentralization within organizations, the importance of context in the ... More


Between Monopoly and Free Trade: The English East India Company, 1600-1757

Emily Erikson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159065
eISBN:
9781400850334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159065.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

The English East India Company was one of the most powerful and enduring organizations in history. This book locates the source of that success in the innovative policy by which the Company's Court ... More


Locality, Nation, and Empire: Scots and the Empire in Asia, c.1695–c.1813

Andrew Mackillop

in Scotland and the British Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199573240
eISBN:
9780191731310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573240.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The participation of Scots in the commercial and territorial empire of the English East India Company over the course of the long eighteenth century remains one of the most understudied aspects of ... More


Writing Travels: Royal Letters and the Mercantile Encounter

in Indian Ink: Script and Print in the Making of the English East India Company

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226620411
eISBN:
9780226620428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620428.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

In March 1608, shortly before he sailed in the Ascension, a bundle of documents in different hands and distinct styles, on diverse kinds of paper and parchment, and appended with various seals and ... More


Streynsham Master's Office: Accounting for Collectivity, Order, and Authority at Fort St. George

in Indian Ink: Script and Print in the Making of the English East India Company

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226620411
eISBN:
9780226620428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620428.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

By the second half of the seventeenth century, the English East India Company had begun to concentrate its efforts on trading cloth and other products from the Indian subcontinent. This produced a ... More


From Hold to Foredeck: Slave Professions in the Maritime World of the East India Company, c. 1660-1720

Anna Winterbottom

in Maritime History as Global History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780986497339
eISBN:
9781786944511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497339.003.0005
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter analyses slave professions in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in the Indian Ocean. It explores the activities of the English East India Company in the Indian Ocean and the ... More


Stock Jobbing: Print and Prices on Exchange Alley

in Indian Ink: Script and Print in the Making of the English East India Company

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226620411
eISBN:
9780226620428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620428.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

In the summer of 1682 Robert Boyle received a series of letters from the depths of rural Somerset. They were sent by the Reverend John Beale, an active member of the Royal Society and a long-term ... More


The Setting: Littoral Society in Transition

Lakshmi Subramanian

in The Sovereign and the Pirate: Ordering Maritime Subjects in India's Western Littoral

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199467044
eISBN:
9780199087082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467044.003.0002
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter sets out the historical geography of the northwestern littoral and provides a description of it’s geo-physical features, social configurations, and political history from about the ... More


Postscript

in Indian Ink: Script and Print in the Making of the English East India Company

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226620411
eISBN:
9780226620428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620428.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book has explored the engagement between Europe and Asia through trade and empire using the lens offered by the history of writing, or the history of the book. In various ways it has ... More


British Private Traders between India and China

Jessica Hanser

in The Private Side of the Canton Trade, 1700-1840: Beyond the Companies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9789888390939
eISBN:
9789888455171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390939.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

During the eighteenth century, China was by no means part of the emerging British empire, formal or informal, but it was on the borderlands of that empire. Within a rapidly changing commercial and ... More


European Merchant Tribute in Yemen

Nancy Um

in Shipped but Not Sold: Material Culture and the Social Protocols of Trade during Yemen's Age of Coffee

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824866402
eISBN:
9780824875640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824866402.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

Drawing on the gift registers of the Dutch East India Company and the English East India Company, this chapter shows that the gifts bestowed by European merchants in Yemen may not be collapsed ... More


The Written World

in Indian Ink: Script and Print in the Making of the English East India Company

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226620411
eISBN:
9780226620428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620428.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The development of various forms of postcolonial theory, drawing most prominently on the work of Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida, has provoked a strenuous debate across a broad interdisciplinary ... More


Everyday Objects and Tools of the Trade

Nancy Um

in Shipped but Not Sold: Material Culture and the Social Protocols of Trade during Yemen's Age of Coffee

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824866402
eISBN:
9780824875640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824866402.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

Drawing on company inventories and request lists, this chapter delves into the relatively mundane objects that English and Dutch merchants imported from Bombay and Batavia, but also London and ... More


Revolution, Evolution, or Devolution: The Military and the Making of Colonial India

Douglas M. Peers

in Empires and Indigenes: Intercultural Alliance, Imperial Expansion, and Warfare in the Early Modern World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814753088
eISBN:
9780814765272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814753088.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter highlights the orientalist roots of assumptions about European military superiority in South Asia and questions the extent to which Europeans in fact enjoyed any decisive technological ... More


Delhi in Transition, 1821 and Beyond: Mirza Sangin Beg's Sair-ul Manazil

Shama Mitra Chenoy (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199477739
eISBN:
9780199090907
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199477739.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

Commissioned by the English East India Company to write about contemporary nineteenth-century Delhi, Mirza Sangin Beg walked around the city to capture its highly fascinating urban and suburban ... More


Conclusion: The Graffiti Under the Throne

A. Azfar Moin

in The Millennial Sovereign: Sacred Kingship and Sainthood in Islam

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160377
eISBN:
9780231504713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160377.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter concludes that although the disintegration of the Mughal imperial center began soon after Aurangzeb in the early eighteenth century, the institutional shell of Mughal kingship survived ... More


The Making of a Munshī

Muzaffar Alam and Sanjay Subrahmanyam

in Writing the Mughal World: Studies on Culture and Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158114
eISBN:
9780231527903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158114.003.0008
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter deals with the short (but extremely rich) autobiography of a Hindu (likely Kayastha) munshī named Nek Rai from the second half of the seventeenth century. First-person narrative texts ... More


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