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Title The Dutch and English East India Companies : diplomacy, trade and violence in early modern Asia / edited by Adam Clulow and Tristan Mostert.

Publication Info. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2018]


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Description 1 online resource (262 pages ): illustrations, maps.
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Series Asian history
Asian history.
Note "This volume grew out of a 2015 conference held at the International Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg at the University of Heidelberg."--Page 11.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Description based on print version record.
Contents Cover; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; The Companies in Asia; Adam Clulow and Tristan Mostert; Part 1. Diplomacy; 1. Scramble for the spices; Makassar's role in European and Asian Competition in the Eastern Archipelago up to 1616; Tristan Mostert; 2. Diplomacy in a provincial setting; The East India Companies in seventeenth-century Bengal and Orissa*; Guido van Meersbergen; 3. Contacting Japan; East India Company Letters to the Shogun; Fuyuko Matsukata; Part 2. Trade; 4. Surat and Bombay; Ivory and commercial networks in western India; Martha Chaiklin
5. The English and Dutch East India Companies and Indian merchants in Surat in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuriesInterdependence, competition and contestation; Ghulam A. Nadri; Part 3. Violence; 6. Empire by Treaty?; The role of written documents in European overseas expansion, 1500-1800; Martine van Ittersum; 7. 'Great help from Japan'; The Dutch East India Company's experiment with Japanese soldiers; Adam Clulow; 8. The East India Company and the foundation of Persian Naval Power in the Gulf under Nader Shah, 1734-47; Peter Good; Epilogue
9. The Dutch East India Company in global historyA historiographical reconnaissance; Tonio Andrade; Index
Summary The Dutch and English East India Companies were formidable organisations that were gifted with expansive powers that allowed them to conduct diplomacy, raise armies and seize territorial possessions. But they did not move into an empty arena in which they were free to deploy these powers without resistance. Early modern Asia stood at the center of the global economy and was home to powerful states and sprawling commercial networks. The companies may have been global enterprises but they operated in a globalised region in which they encountered a range of formidable competitors who frequently outmaneuvered or outfought their representatives. This groundbreaking collection of essays explores the place of the Dutch and English East India Companies in Asia and the nature of their interactions with Asian rulers, officials, merchants, soldiers, and brokers. With contributions from the most innovative historians in the field, this book presents new ways to understand these organisations by focusing on their diplomatic, commercial, and military interactions with Asia.
Language In English.
Subject Nederlandsche Oost-Indische Compagnie.
East India Company.
East India Company. (OCoLC)fst00537796
Nederlandsche Oost-Indische Compagnie. (OCoLC)fst00548217
British East India Company.
East India Company London
Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie
Colonial companies -- Asia -- History.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Exports & Imports.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Marketing.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Trade & Tariffs.
Colonial companies. (OCoLC)fst00868450
Asia. (OCoLC)fst01240495
HISTORY / General
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Clulow, Adam.
Mostert, Tristan.
Universitšt Heidelberg.
Internationales Wissenschaftsforum. Conference (2015 : University of Heidelberg). International Research Award in Global History.
Other Form: Print version: 9462983291 9789462983298 (OCoLC)1031458385
ISBN 9789048533381 (electronic bk.)
9048533384 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.1515/9789048533381 doi

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