The Resource Rival empires of trade in the Orient, 1600-1800, by Holden Furber

Rival empires of trade in the Orient, 1600-1800, by Holden Furber

Label
Rival empires of trade in the Orient, 1600-1800
Title
Rival empires of trade in the Orient, 1600-1800
Statement of responsibility
by Holden Furber
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Rival Empires of Trade in the Orient, 1600-1800 was first published in 1976. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. This volume presents an account of European expansion in Asia through the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries - the story of the rivalries of the East India companies and the growth of British maritime dominance which forged the Pax Britannica destined to keep Asia under European control until 1941. The author explains that it is called Rival Empires of Trade in the Orient because the few thousands of Europeans who built these empires thought of themselves primarily as merchants rather than as rulers. The book consists of two parts, the first, narrative, the second, interpretive. The story of European commercial activity in the East is told in three chapters, the first ending with the Dutch conquest of Ceylon in 1656 and the reorganization and revival of the English East India Company as a permanent joint stock company under Oliver Cromwell's charter of 1657. The second chapter ends with the European peace settlement at Utrecht in 1713, and the third with the establishment of British preponderance in the East India trade at the close of the eighteenth century. In the second part the author discusses the organization and structure of East India companies, the commodities in East India trade, the nature, growth, and development of the "country trade," and the relations between Europeans and Asians with some reference to the growth of European knowledge of Asia and the influence of the European presence in Asia on social history in both Asia and Europe
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Cataloging source
ACLSE
Dewey number
382/.094/05
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HF481
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Europe and the world in the Age of Expansion
Series volume
v. 2
Label
Rival empires of trade in the Orient, 1600-1800, by Holden Furber
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn857143489
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 408 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816608515
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9780816608515
Other physical details
illustrations
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.b36867548
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)857143489
  • acls0816607877

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