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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


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


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


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


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


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