Trade and conquest : studies on the rise of British dominance in India /
P.J. Marshall.
Aldershot, Hampshire ; Brookfield : Variorum, c1993.
ix, [275] p. : 1 map, 1 port. ; 24 cm.
0860783731 (alk paper) :
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Aldershot, Hampshire ; Brookfield : Variorum, c1993.
0860783731 (alk paper) :
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Includes index.
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During the eighteenth century the British presence in India changed dramatically. Trading enclaves on the coast conquered major provinces and for the first time large sections of the Indian population came under British rule. The essays in this volume focus on this great transformation and offer new interpretations of it. They explore the link between commercial expansion and military conquest, between the policies of the East India Company and the personal interests of its servants, and between Englishmen and the Indians who did business with them or offered their services as administrators. Bengal was the first great prize of British territorial expansion, and Bengal and Calcutta feature prominently in this collection.La présence britannique en Inde s'est dramatiquement transformée au cours du 18e siècle, les enclaves commerciales des régions côtières ont conquis un nombre de provinces majeures et, pour la première fois, d'importantes sections de la population indienne se sont retrouvées sous l'égide britannique. Les essais contenus dans ce volume se concentrent sur cette transformation et en proposent de nouvelles interprétations. Les rapports entre l'expansion commerciale et la conquête militaire, entre la politique de la Compagnie de l'Inde Orientale et les intérêts personnels de ses serviteurs, ainsi que ceux existant entre les Anglais et les Indiens, qui faisaient affaire avec eux, ou leur offraient leurs services en tant qu'administrateurs, y sont tour à tour explorés. Le Bengale a été le premier grand prix de l'expansion territoriale britannique et, avec Calcutta, est un des thèmes prédominant cette collection.
Table of Contents
'Nobkissen versus Hastings'
The personal fortune of Warren Hastings
The personal fortune of Warren Hastings: Hastings in retirement
The private fortune of Marian Hastings
Indian officials under the East India Company in 18th-century Bengal
Private British investment in 18th-century Bengal
British expansion in India in the 18th-century: a historical revision
Economic and political expansion: the case of Oudh
Masters and banians in 18th-century Calcutta
Western arms in maritime Asia in the early phases of expansion
18th-century Calcutta
The Company and the coolies: labour in early Calcutta
Private British trade in the Indian Ocean before 1800
'Cornwallis triumphant': war in India and the British public in the late 18th-century
The whites of British India, 1780-1830: a failed colonial society
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