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Building Colonial States in Africa

Leigh A. Gardner

in Taxing Colonial Africa: The Political Economy of British Imperialism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199661527
eISBN:
9780191744877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661527.003.0002
Subject:
History, Economic History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter places the financial management of the British Empire in historical perspective by examining how empires through history have weighted the desire to acquire new territory against the ... More


Setting the Scene: The Facilitative Failure of the Chartered Company

Doreen Lustig

in Veiled Power: International Law and the Private Corporation 1886-1981

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198822097
eISBN:
9780191861185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822097.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Private International Law

During the latter part of the nineteenth century, international lawyers begin to conceive themselves as part of a modern discipline of law. This chapter returns to the debate over the legitimacy of ... More


Convoys and Companies: Privatising Economic Warfare at Sea in the Dutch Republic, 1580–1800

Erik Odegard

in Economic Warfare and the Sea: Grand Strategies for Maritime Powers, c. 1600-1945

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789621594
eISBN:
9781800341166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621594.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

When the Dutch Republic and Habsburg Spain went to war again in 1621, the Dutch were confronted by a well-run campaign against its trade and fisheries mainly operating out of Dunkirk. This chapter ... More


The French Wars and the Refashioning of Empire

Jonathan Eacott

in Selling Empire: India in the Making of Britain and America, 1600-1830

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469622309
eISBN:
9781469623153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622309.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

During the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, British and American codependence in the India trade heightened, and so too did codependence in British industrial production and American cotton ... More


Conversions

Jonathan Eacott

in Selling Empire: India in the Making of Britain and America, 1600-1830

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469622309
eISBN:
9781469623153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622309.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

The changes to the Company charter in 1813 were not confined to the Company’s trade; they reflected the rise not only of British cotton manufacturing but of Company rule and of evangelical sentiment. ... More


The Institutions of Trade and the Reduction of Market Risk: The Convoy System

Jeremy Baskes

in Staying Afloat: Risk and Uncertainty in Spanish Atlantic World Trade, 1760-1820

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804785426
eISBN:
9780804786355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785426.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter presents a revisionist explanation for the Spanish flota (carrera de indias) universally depicted by historians as a monopolistic trade system that generated excessive profits to the ... More


The Dutch Seaborne Empire: Qua Patet Orbis

Leonard Blussé

in The Oxford World History of Empire: Volume Two: The History of Empires

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780197532768
eISBN:
9780197532799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197532768.003.0031
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

In the course of the seventeenth century Dutch merchants created a seaborne empire that provided them with the primacy in world trade. This chapter focuses on the defining traits of the Verenigde ... More


Veiled Power: International Law and the Private Corporation 1886-1981

Doreen Lustig

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198822097
eISBN:
9780191861185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822097.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Private International Law

This book presents a historical study of the international law of the private business corporation. The literature on corporations and international law typically concentrates on the failure to ... More


The Heroic Phase (1): Corporate Redefinition and Controversy, 1810–20

Bob Tennant

in Corporate Holiness: Pulpit Preaching and the Church of England Missionary Societies, 1760-1870

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199567850
eISBN:
9780191747366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567850.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter gives an account of the stabilizing of the CMS as a force in the Church of England’s religious and social mission and its relationship with existing and developing organizations within ... More


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