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The Mughal Empire

The Mughal Empire

Author: John F Richards
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Series: New Cambridge history of India, I, 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The Mughal empire was one of the largest centralized states known in pre-modern world history. It was founded in the early 1500s and by the end of the following century the Mughal emperor ruled almost the entire Indian subcontinent with a population of between 100 and 150 millions. As well as military success, the Mughal emperors displayed immense wealth and the ceremonies, etiquette, music, poetry, and exquisitely  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John F Richards
ISBN: 0521251192 9780521251198 9780521566032 0521566037
OCLC Number: 25246187
Description: xvi, 320 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Conquest and stability --
The new empire --
Autocratic centralists --
Land revenue and rural society --
Jahangir 1605-1627 --
Shah Jahan 1628-1658 --
The war of succession --
Imperial expansion under Aurangzeb 1658-1689 --
The economy, societal change, and international trade --
Maratha insurgency and Mughal conquest in the Deccan --
The Deccan years --
Imperial decline and collapse, 1707-1720 --
Conclusion --
Glossary --
Bibliographic essay.
Series Title: New Cambridge history of India, I, 5.
Responsibility: John F. Richards.
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The Mughal empire was one of the largest centralised states in the pre-modern world and this new volume traces the history of this magnificent empire from its creation in 1526 to its breakup in 1720.  Read more...


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