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Elphinstone, Mountstuart 1779-1859

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Works: 151 works in 485 publications in 6 languages and 3,311 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Fiction  Biography 
Roles: Author, Former owner, Correspondent
Classifications: DS352, 954
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The history of India: the Hindu and Mahometan periods by Mountstuart Elphinstone( Book )

73 editions published between 1841 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appointed through family influence to the East India Company, Mountstuart Elphinstone (1779-1859) arrived on the subcontinent in 1796, quickly learning Persian and developing an interest in Indian civilisation. After postings in Benares, Afghanistan and Poona, he became governor in 1819 of the recently acquired territory that became known as the Bombay Presidency, where he remained until his resignation in 1827. On his return to England, he devoted much of his time to writing and was a founder member of the Royal Geographical Society. This two-volume history, based on a range of Indian sources and first published in 1841, is infused with his lifelong understanding of Indian culture, science and philosophy. A scholarly refutation of James Mill's History, it was the most popular work of its kind among the early Victorian public. Volume 1 contains a topographical introduction and covers the history of the Indian subcontinent to the thirteenth century
An account of the Kingdom of Caubul and its dependencies in Persia, Tartary, and India, (comprising a view of the Afghaun nation, and a history of the Dooraunee monarchy) by Mountstuart Elphinstone( Book )

53 editions published between 1815 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mountstuart Elphinstone (1779-1859) was a Scottish diplomat and colonial administrator. After joining the civil service of the East India Company in 1796 he was appointed the first British envoy to the Court of Kabul in 1808. In 1819 he was appointed the Governor of Bombay, and after his retirement in 1827 he devoted his life to historical and literary studies. First published in 1815, this volume contains Elphinstone's detailed description of the Kingdom of Afghanistan. Elphinstone describes the geography, economy and political situation of the kingdom and provides a brief account of Afghan history. He also gives the first detailed ethnographic accounts of the various Afghan tribes and ethnic groups in the kingdom. This fascinating volume informed British military and diplomatic policy in the region until the 1840s, and remained the main source of information on the culture of the Afghan tribes for much of the nineteenth century
An account of the Kingdom of Caubul by Mountstuart Elphinstone( Book )

9 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the kingdom of Caubul, and its dependencies in Persia, Tartary, and India : comprising a view of the Afghaun nation and a history of the Dooraunee monarchy by Mountstuart Elphinstone( Book )

24 editions published between 1819 and 1842 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise of the British power in the East by Mountstuart Elphinstone( Book )

20 editions published between 1887 and 2010 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of India by Mountstuart Elphinstone( Book )

8 editions published in 1841 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from the minutes and other official writings of the Honourable Mountstuart Elphinstone, governor of Bombay. With an introductory memoir by Mountstuart Elphinstone( Book )

10 editions published between 1884 and 2015 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Territories conquered from the Paishwa; a report by Mountstuart Elphinstone( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise of British power in India by Mountstuart Elphinstone( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nur Jahan and Jahangir by Robert Caunter( Book )

4 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschichte der Englischen Gesandtschaft an den Hof von Kabul, im Jahre 1808 : nebst ausführlichen Nachrichten über das Königreich Kabul, den dazu gehörigen Ländern und Völkerschaften by Mountstuart Elphinstone( Book )

11 editions published between 1817 and 2000 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elphinstone correspondence, 1804-08 by Mountstuart Elphinstone( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aurangzeb by Mountstuart Elphinstone( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aurangzeb was the sixth and final effective Mughal emperor of India. He came to the throne in 1658 after having imprisoned his father, the Emperor Shah Jahan, and subdued, and killed, his brothers in a war of succession. During his fifty-year reign, Aurangzeb expanded the empire to its territorial zenith ..."--Back wrapper cover
The history of India by Mountstuart Elphinstone( Book )

2 editions published in 1843 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report on the territories conquered from the Paishwa by Mountstuart Elphinstone( Book )

12 editions published between 1821 and 2011 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mountstuart Elphinstone (1779-1859) was a colonial official who spent his career in India, eventually becoming governor of Bombay in 1819. Before that he was resident in Poona (Pune) during the final days of the Maratha empire. He was fluent in Persian and took an interest in the culture of the region. This report, however, published in 1821, is a political work. The report describes the western Indian territory that the British had acquired by 1818, and Elphinstone provides a geographical overview of the area and the people who lived there. He then gives a brief sketch of Maratha history before moving on to the crux of the work: how to administer the territory, with the question of how to raise more revenue being of especial importance. This report provides a first-hand example of the inner workings of the British Empire in India
Selected Minutes by the Honourable Mountstuart Elphinstone, in the Military Department. 1820-1827 by Mountstuart Elphinstone( Book )

4 editions published in 1867 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life of the Honourable Mountstuart Elphinstone by T. E Colebrooke( Book )

3 editions published in 1884 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of india volume 1 by Mountstuart Elphinstone( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Appointed through family influence to the East India Company, Mountstuart Elphinstone (1779-1859) arrived on the subcontinent in 1796, quickly learning Persian and developing an interest in Indian civilisation. After postings in Benares, Afghanistan and Poona, he became governor in 1819 of the recently acquired territory that became known as the Bombay Presidency, where he remained until his resignation in 1827. On his return to England, he devoted much of his time to writing and was a founder member of the Royal Geographical Society. This two-volume history, based on a range of Indian sources and first published in 1841, is infused with his lifelong understanding of Indian culture, science and philosophy. A scholarly refutation of James Mill's History, it was the most popular work of its kind among the early Victorian public. Volume 1 takes the history of the subcontinent up to the thirteenth century, while Volume 2 continues to the demise of the Mogul empire in the mid-eighteenth century." -Cambridge Library Collection
 
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Alternative Names
Alfīnstūn, Munt Istūārt 1779-1859

Elphinstone, M.

Elphinstone, M. 1779-1859

Elphinstone, M. (Mountstuart)

Elphinstone, M. (Mountstuart), 1779-1859

Elphinstone, Mount Stewart.

Elphinstone, Mount Stewart 1779-1859

Mauntstjuarts Elfinstons

Mountstuart Elphinstone Brits diplomaat (1779-1859)

Mountstuart Elphinstone schottischer Chronist

Эльфинстон, Маунтстюарт

مونټ سټوارټ الفنسټن

எல்பின்சுடோன்

ಮಾಂಟ್ ಸ್ಟ್ಯು ಅರ್ಟ್ ಎಲ್ಫಿನ್ ಸ್ಟನ್

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蒙特斯圖亞特·埃爾芬斯通

Languages
English (281)

German (27)

Persian (6)

Marathi (4)

Gujarati (2)

Urdu (1)

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The rise of the British power in the EastSelections from the minutes and other official writings of the Honourable Mountstuart Elphinstone, governor of Bombay. With an introductory memoirAurangzebReport on the territories conquered from the Paishwa