Monsoon Traders: The Maritime World of the East India Company

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The East India Company grew from an Elizabethan trading venture to control half of global trade, leading directly to the British Raj in India and establishing British commercial and imperial interests in China and South East Asia. Monsoon Traders tells the story of the Company over three centuries, covering its origins, the maritime experience, encounters with indigenous peoples, goods traded, wealth created, technology, shipbuilding, conflict and conquest, piracy, rebellion and empire. The book is illustrated throughout ...

Monsoon Traders: The Maritime World of the East India Company 2011, Scala Publishers Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781857596755

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