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The anarchy : the relentless rise of the East India Company

By: Dalrymple, William

1408864398 / 9781408864395
Paperback
954.031
28/05/2020
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England
20 cm xli, 522 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (
General (US: Trade)  Learn More Professional & Vocational Tertiary Education (US: College)
Reprint. Originally published: 2019.

THE TOP 5 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S BEST BOOKS OF 2019THE TIMES HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEARFINALIST FOR THE CUNDILL HISTORY PRIZE 2020LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2019A FINANCIAL TIMES, OBSERVER, DAILY TELEGRAPH, WALL STREET JOURNAL AND TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR'Dalrymple is a superb historian with a visceral understanding of India ...

A book of beauty' - Gerard DeGroot, The TimesIn August 1765 the East India Company defeated the young Mughal emperor and forced him to establish a new administration in his richest provinces.

Run by English merchants who collected taxes using a ruthless private army, this new regime saw the East India Company transform itself from an international trading corporation into something much more unusual: an aggressive colonial power in the guise of a multinational business. William Dalrymple tells the remarkable story of the East India Company as it has never been told before, unfolding a timely cautionary tale of the first global corporate power.

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1FK Indian sub-continent, 1QSN Indian Ocean, BGB Biography: business & industry, HB History, HBLL Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, HBTQ Colonialism & imperialism, JW Warfare & defence, JWF Naval forces & warfare, KCLT International trade

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