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The East India Company describes how "the Honourable Company" .
The East India Company describes how "the Honourable Company" created its extraordinary trading empire by introducing an exotic cache of tea, silks, porcelain, cashmere, and spices to a luxury-starved England. In his four previous books Wild, director and historian of the resurgent East India Company, concentrated on products from the company's glory days-coffee, tea, chocolate, and spices. This book goes one step further and serves as a reminder of the company's complex history. Chartered by Queen Elizabeth I in 1600, it rose to dominate world trade by the mid-18th century, then fell from grace and power following the India Mutiny of 1857.
The East India Company: Trade and Conquest from 1600 . Moreover, the selected primary sources provided at the end of the book represent an excellent entry into the study of the primary sources connected to contemporary English debates about the activities of the Company. Ian Barrow's slim volume uses the East India Company (or, as he refers to it throughout the book, simply the 'Company') as a case study through which to examine Britain's colonial journey.
The East India Company book. The East India Company: 1600-1858 (6 Volume Set). The East India Company: 1600 - The Mid-Nineteenth Century. The East India Company played a major part in the growth of Britain's empire. Its functions went beyond those of a trading concern and merged military force, government and colonization with economic expansion. 0415155177 (ISBN13: 9780415155175).
During 200 years the East India Company grew from a loose association of Elizabethan . This book looks at the history of the East India Company.
During 200 years the East India Company grew from a loose association of Elizabethan tradesmen into "the grandest society of merchants in the universe". As a commercial enterprise it came to control half the world's trade and as a political entity it administered an embryonic empire. Without it there would have been no British India and no British Empire. In a tapestry ranging from Southern Africa to north-west America, and from the reign of Elizabeth I to that of Victoria, bizarre locations and roguish personality abound.
The Government of India Act 1858 was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (21 & 22 Vict. c. 106) passed on August 2, 1858. Its provisions called for the liquidation of the British East India Company (who had up to this point been ruling British India under the auspices of Parliament) and the transference of its functions to the British Crown.
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The French East India Company (French: Compagnie française pour le commerce des Indes orientales) was a commercial Imperial enterprise, founded in 1664 to compete with the English (later British).
The French East India Company (French: Compagnie française pour le commerce des Indes orientales) was a commercial Imperial enterprise, founded in 1664 to compete with the English (later British) and Dutch East India companies in the East Indies. Planned by Jean-Baptiste Colbert, it was chartered by King Louis XIV for the purpose of trading in the Eastern Hemisphere.
The English East India had three methods to finance the trade, and the Anglo-Dutch merger improved the ability of the English to finance their risky ventures.
A testimony of their financial strength is the company’s return on investment. The Dutch East India Company returned on average almost twenty percent annually. The English East India had three methods to finance the trade, and the Anglo-Dutch merger improved the ability of the English to finance their risky ventures. Griffiths identifies those three key methods.
The East India Company and its Coins’ book by Peter Thompson. Contact Us. Press & News. The East India Company first introduced coffee plants and seeds from Yemen to St Helena on board the Houghton from the Red Sea port of Mocha. Unique and rare in flavour, St Helena coffee is produced from a single type of Arabica bean known as Green Tipped Bourbon Arabica. By the time of The Act’s passing, the East India Company was effectively dissolved, as The Crown had assumed all governmental responsibilities held by The Company by The Act for the Better Government of India.
The East India Company (also known as the East India Trading Company, English East India Company, and, after .
The East India Company (also known as the East India Trading Company, English East India Company, and, after the Treaty of Union, the British East India Company) was an early English joint-stock company that was formed initially for pursuing trade with the East Indies, but that ended up trading mainly with the Indian subcontinent and China. The Company also came to rule large areas of India, exercising military power and assuming administrative functions, to the exclusion, gradually, of its commercial pursuits; it effectively functioned as a megacorporation.