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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 (263 pages)
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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.
Contents Frontmatter -- Table of Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction The Companies in Asia / Clulow, Adam / Mostert, Tristan -- Part 1 Diplomacy -- 1. Scramble for the spices / Mostert, Tristan -- 2. Diplomacy in a provincial setting / Meersbergen, Guido van -- 3. Contacting Japan / Matsukata, Fuyuko -- Part 2 Trade -- 4. Surat and Bombay / Chaiklin, Martha -- 5. The English and Dutch East India Companies and Indian merchants in Surat in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries / Nadri, Ghulam A. -- Part 3 Violence -- 6. Empire by Treaty? / Ittersum, Martine van -- 7. 'Great help from Japan' / Clulow, Adam -- 8. The East India Company and the foundation of Persian Naval Power in the Gulf under Nader Shah, 1734-47 / Good, Peter -- Epilog. 9. The Dutch East India Company in global history / Andrade, Tonio -- 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.
Note Print version record.
Language In English.
Note This work is licensed under a Creative Commons license
Subject Nederlandsche Oost-Indische Compagnie.
East India Company.
East India Company. (OCoLC)fst00537796
Nederlandsche Oost-Indische Compagnie. (OCoLC)fst00548217
East India Company London
Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie
Handel, ...
Colonial companies -- Asia -- History.
Colonial companies -- History.
Economic history.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Exports & Imports.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- International -- General.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- International -- Marketing.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- Trade & Tariffs.
HISTORY -- General.
Colonial companies. (OCoLC)fst00868450
Asia. (OCoLC)fst01240495
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Clulow, Adam, editor.
Mostert, Tristan, editor.
Other Form: Print version: 9462983291
ISBN 9048533384
9789462983298 (electronic bk.)
9462983291 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.1515/9789048533381 doi
AU@ 000065916515
AU@ 000066532949

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