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Indian ink : script and print in the making of the English East India Company

Author: Miles Ogborn
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007.
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A commercial company established in 1600 to monopolize trade between England and the Far East, the East India Company grew to govern an Indian empire. Exploring the relationship between power and knowledge in European engagement with Asia, Indian Ink examines the Company at work and reveals how writing and print shaped authority on a global scale in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Tracing the history of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ogborn, Miles.
Indian ink.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007
(DLC) 2006032457
(OCoLC)71812828
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Miles Ogborn
ISBN: 9780226620428 0226620425
OCLC Number: 309861730
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 318 p.) : ill., maps.
Contents: Figures; Abbreviations; Acknowledgments; Preface; 1 The Written World; 2 Writing Travels: Royal Letters and the Mercantile Encounter; 3 Streynsham Master's Office: Accounting for Collectivity, Order, and Authority at Fort St. George; 4 The Discourse of Trade: Print, Politics, and the Company in England; 5 Stock Jobbing: Print and Prices on Exchange Alley; 6 The Work of Empire in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction; Postscript; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Miles Ogborn.

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A commercial company established in 1600 to monopolize trade between England and the Far East, the East India Company grew to govern an Indian empire. Exploring the relationship between power and knowledge in European engagement with Asia, Indian Ink examines the Company at work and reveals how writing and print shaped authority on a global scale in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Tracing the history of the Company from its first tentative trading voyages in the early seventeenth century to the foundation of an empire in Bengal in the late eighteenth century, Miles Ogborn takes reader.

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