The business of empire : the East India Company and imperial Britain, 1756-1833 /

The first detailed study of what happened in Britain when the East India Company acquired a vast territorial empire in South Asia. It offers a reconstruction of the inner workings of the Company as it made the remarkable transition from business to empire during the late-eighteenth century.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Bowen, H. V.
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Tables; Preface; Notes on the text; Abbreviations and short titles; Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Relationships: city, state, and empire; Chapter 3 Relationships: government and the Company; Chapter 4 People: investors in empire; Chapter 5 People: Company men; Chapter 6 Methods: an empire in writing; Chapter 7 Methods: the government of empire; Chapter 8 Methods: the management of trade; Chapter 9 Influences: the Company and the British economy; Afterword; Index.