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The honourable company : a history of the English East India Company

Author: John Keay
Publisher: New York : Macmillan Publishing Co ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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A history of the company from its beginnings as an association of Elizabethan tradesmen to its becoming one of the most powerful forces in the world.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Keay
ISBN: 9780025564695 0025564692
OCLC Number: 29026253
Description: xxii, 474 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: PART 1. A QUIET TRADE 1600-1640: 1. Islands of Spicerie: the voyages of James Lancaster ; 2. This frothy nation: the spice race ; 3. Pleasant and fruitful lands: Japan, Siam, and the Coast ; 4. Brabbles and Jarres: The Arabian Sea ; 5. The Keye of all India: The Cape, Surat, and Persia --
PART 2. FLUCTUATING FORTUNES 1640-1710: 6. These frowning times: Recession, famine, and war ; 7. A seat of power and trade: Bombay and Surat ; 8. Fierce engageings: Calcutta and Bengal ; 9. Renegades and rivals: Pirates, interlopers, and competitors ; 10. Eastern approaches: Madras, Siam, and China --
PART 3. A TERRITORIAL POWER 1710-1760: 11. The dark age: Bengal and the Farman ; 12. Outposts of effrontery: the lesser settlements ; 13. One man's pirate: Bombay and the Angreys ; 14. The germ of an Army: Madras and Dupleix ; 15. The famous two hundred days: Revolution in Bengal --
PART 4. A PARTING OF THE WAYS 1760-1820: 16. Looking Eastward to the sea: Southeast Asia and the China trade ; 17. The transfer of power: London and Bengal ; 18. Too loyal, too faithful: Hasting's India ; 19. Tea trade versus free trade: the Far East and the Pacific ; 20. Epilogue.
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A history of the company from its beginnings as an association of Elizabethan tradesmen to its becoming one of the most powerful forces in the world.

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