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The company-state : corporate sovereignty and the early modern foundations of the British Empire in India

Author: Philip J Stern
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st issued as an Oxford Univ. Press paperbackView all editions and formats
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The Company-State offers a political and intellectual history of the English East India Company in the century before its acquisition of territorial power. It argues the Company was no mere  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip J Stern
ISBN: 0195393732 0199930368 9780195393736 9780199930364
OCLC Number: 1040797758
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Morris D. Forkosch Prize of the American Historical Association Honorable mention, Ralph Gomory Prize of the Business History Conference.
Description: XIII, 300 p. : ill.
Contents: Introduction: "A State in the Disguise of a Merchant" ; Part I: Foundations ; Chapter 1 "Planning & Peopling Your Colony": Building a Company-State ; Chapter 2 "A Sort of Republic for the Management of Trade": The Jurisdiction of a Company-State ; Chapter 3 "A Politie of Civill and Military Power": Diplomacy, War, and Expansion ; Chapter 4 "Politicall Science and Martiall Prudence": Political Thought and Political Economy ; Chapter 5 "The Most Sure and Profitable Sort of Merchandice": Protestantism and Piety ; Part II: Transformations ; Chapter 6 "Great Warrs Leave Behind them Long Tales": Crisis and Response in Asia after 1688 ; Chapter 7 Auspicio Regis et Senatus Angliae": Crisis and Response in Britain after 1688 ; Chapter 8 "The Day of Small Things": Civic Governance in the New Century ; Chapter 9 "A Sword in One Hand & Money in the Other": Old Patterns, New Rivals ; Conclusion "A Great and Famous Superstructure" ; Abbreviations ; Glossary ; Notes ; Index
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