The Twilight of the East India Company: The Evolution of Anglo-Asian Commerce and Politics, 1790-1860 - Worlds of the East India Company (Paperback)Anthony Webster (author)
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Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 328 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 12 mm
A fascinating business history replete with larger than life characters who make Bill Gates, Henry Ford, Steve Jobs, Sergey Brin and their ilk look puny. * AUSMARINE *
[An] excellent new book. [...] Many historians will find valuable new insights in these pages. * ASIAN AFFAIRS *
Makes an important contribution to our understanding, not only of British imperialism in general, but also of the way in which the transition between mercantilism and liberalism actually took place and the nature of the challenges that the free market economy created. * INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MARITIME HISTORY *
Mines new territory by delving into the sparsely explored role played by British commercial and industrial pressure groups in Manchester, Glasgow and Liverpool in challenging the East India Company's monopoly in Asian trade. [...] This well researched and written book adds an important bookend to the history of the East India Company's demise. Highly Recommended. * CHOICE *
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