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Opium Empire and the Global Political Economy.

Author: Carl Trocki
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012.
Series: Asia's transformations.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drug epidemics are clearly not just a peculiar feature of modern life; the opium trade in the nineteenth century tells us a great deal about Asian herion traffic today. In an age when we are increasingly aware of large scale drug use, this book takes a long look at the history of our relationship with mind-altering substances. Engagingly written, with lay readers as much as specialists in mind, this book will be  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Trocki, Carl.
Opium Empire and the Global Political Economy.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Trocki
ISBN: 9781135118921 1135118922
OCLC Number: 821175171
Description: 1 online resource (225 pages).
Contents: Weights and measures x --
1 The dream of empire 1 --
2 All the drowsy syrups of the world 13 --
3 Cleverer than alchemists 33 --
4 In compassion to mankind 58 --
5 The most gentlemanlike speculation 88 --
6 In the hands of Jews and Armenians 109 --
7 A matter of considerably greater solicitude 137 --
8 The most long-continued and systematic international crime 160 --
Appendix 1 The literature of the opium trade 174 --
Appendix 2 A comment on the Jardine Matheson "Opium Circulars" 179 --
Appendix 3 Englebert Kaempfer's comments on opium from his "Amoenitatum Exoticarum" 181 --
Appendix 4 The economics of Malwa opium cultivation 183.
Series Title: Asia's transformations.

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The drug trade was a significant element underpinning the whole of colonial market expansion/ British imperial economy. This work explores in detail the growth and development of the opium trade in  Read more...

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