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Conclusion: “A Great and Famous Superstructure”

Philip J. Stern

in The Company-State: Corporate Sovereignty and the Early Modern Foundations of the British Empire in India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195393736
eISBN:
9780199896837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393736.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book concludes by reflecting upon the connections between the Company’s seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century history and its expansion after the battle of Plassey in 1757 and the assumption ... More


A British Empire by Treaty in Eighteenth-Century India

Robert Travers

in Empire by Treaty: Negotiating European Expansion, 1600-1900

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199391783
eISBN:
9780190213213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391783.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, Social History

From the middle of the eighteenth century the British in India used treaties with South Asian rulers to give legal form and sanction to their growing military and territorial power. While the British ... More


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