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“A Sort of Republic for the Management of Trade”: The Jurisdiction of a Company-State

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/9780195393736.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the nature of the East India Company’s claim to authority over English affairs in Asia. Though often regarded as possessing a monopoly over the English trade to and from Asia, ... More


‘That Trade which their Charter reaches not’: Contesting the Company from the Restoration to the Glorious Revolution

Thomas Leng

in Fellowship and Freedom: The Merchant Adventurers and the Restructuring of English Commerce, 1582-1700

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198794479
eISBN:
9780191835995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794479.003.0009
Subject:
History, Economic History, European Early Modern History

The final chapter considers how the Merchant Adventurers came to lose its domestic privileges following the Glorious Revolution in a way that proved to be lasting. Although usually this has been seen ... More


Pirates, Merchants, Settlers, and Slaves: Colonial America and the Indo-Atlantic World

Kevin P. McDonald

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520282902
eISBN:
9780520958784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282902.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Over one thousand Atlantic-born pirates poured into the Indian Ocean in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, launching an informal global trade network that spanned the Atlantic and ... More


Conclusion: Specters of the Indo-Atlantic World

Kevin P. McDonald

in Pirates, Merchants, Settlers, and Slaves: Colonial America and the Indo-Atlantic World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520282902
eISBN:
9780520958784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282902.003.0006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The concluding chapter ties the preceding sections together and elaborates further upon the cyclical nature of piracy, especially the legal and political contexts, and the exponential growth of ... More


Introduction: The Indo-Atlantic World

Kevin P. McDonald

in Pirates, Merchants, Settlers, and Slaves: Colonial America and the Indo-Atlantic World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520282902
eISBN:
9780520958784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282902.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Beginning with an account of a public meeting between the pirate Thomas Tew and New York governor Benjamin Fletcher, the introduction details the close connections between pirates and the North ... More


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