Rival Empires of Trade in the Orient, 1600-1800 - H. Furber

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Volume II: Europe and the world in the Age of Expansion.

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.

Auteur

: Holden Furber, retired professor of history at the Univerity of Pennsylvania in 1973

Artikelnummer 

: BF9041

Categorie(ën)

: Geschiedenis / Engelstalige boeken

Taal

: Engels

ISBN

: 0816607877 / 9780816607877

Uitgever

: Oxford University Press

Druk

: 1

Jaar

: 1976

Pagina's

: 20 + 408

Bindwijze

: Hardcover, met stofomslag

Afmetingen

: 15.5 x 23.5 x 4 cm.

Conditie

: Goed; de omslag heeft een verkleurde rug en is kaal aan de randen; het boek heeft roest op de bovenkant van het boekblok 

Verzending

: Pakketpost

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