The English East India Company's Silk Enterprise in Bengal, 1750-1850

- Economy, Empire and Business

af

indgår i serie Worlds of the East India Company


The English East India Company's Silk Enterprise in Bengal, 1750-1850
Du sparer Spar kr. 60,00 med Saxo Premium
Format:
Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
07-06-2019
Sprog:
Engelsk
Sidetal:
268
  • Beskrivelse
  • Yderligere info
  • Anmeldelser

This book examines the silk-processing activities of the English East India Company in Bengal and presents the Company as a manufacturer rather than a trading body or political agent. Silk was one of the first globally traded commodities; its luxury status and potential to create tax revenues and employ the poor gave it a strategic importance in many economies in Eurasia. The silk industry was also an important sector in Britain; yet, as raw silk could not be produced domestically, the British government encouraged companies to source supplies from its colonies and the territories under its influence. Such projects proved to be challenging; the most successful was the English East India Company's venture in Bengal, where the Company invested over 1 million into developing raw silk production to meet the demands of British weavers. A key component was the transfer of silk technologies from the West to the East - one of the first in this direction rather than vice versa. The outcome of this enterprise was influenced by the business and management capacities of the Company and by British and, eventually, imperial policies, with serious consequences for the Indian economy. The book ultimately presents a case of manufacturing failure, but one resulting from British imperial policies rather than colonial economies. KAROLINA HUTKOVA is an LSE Fellow in Economic History at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Vis mereVis mindre

ISBN13:
9781783273942
Bredde:
156 mm
Højde:
234 mm
Nummer i serien:
v. 16
Nummer i serien:
v. 16
Format:
Hardback
  • Forfattere

  • Bibliotekernes beskrivelse

    This book examines the silk-processing activities of the English East India Company in Bengal. 18 Line drawings, black and white; 5 Illustrations, black and white

Vis mereVis mindre

Vis mereVis mindre

The English East India Company's Silk Enterprise in Bengal, 1750-1850

- Economy, Empire and Business

af

indgår i serie Worlds of the East India Company

  • Leveringstid 4-6 hverdage
  • Forventet levering 29-08-2019
Køb til medlemspris og få altid fri fragt.
Prøv 30 dage gratis (herefter 99,-/md.).

Læs mere om Saxo Premium her.

på lager

Fandt du ikke hvad du søgte?

Hvis denne bog ikke er noget for dig, kan du benytte kategorierne nedenfor til at finde andre titler. Klik på en kategori for at se lignende bøger.

Velkommen til Saxo

Du har nu adgang til din konto hos Saxo, og kan se alle oplysninger om dit medlemskab, dine
ordrer og din digitale boghylde under "Mit Saxo".

Som tak for, at du har aktiveret dit medlemskab, har vi valgt at give dig fri læsning hele
sommeren. Dvs. at du frit kan tilgå de mere en 50.000 bøger i Saxos app, samt købe bøger til
vores altid lave medlemspris og fri fragt her på Saxo.com hele juli. Din næste medlemsbetaling
vil først falde i august.

Vi glæder os meget til at byde dig velkommen i vores univers, og håber at du kommer godt i
gang med Saxo Premium.

God sommer og god læselyst!

Med venlig hilsen Saxo

Kom i gang nu!