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The Anarchy

How a Corporation Replaced the Mughal Empire, 1756-1803 - 300 - 15021106

Taschenbuch von William Dalrymple

90982946

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Artikel-Nr.:
90982946
Im Sortiment seit:
06.09.2019
Erscheinungsdatum:
09/2019
Medium:
Taschenbuch
Einband:
Kartoniert / Broschiert
Autor:
Dalrymple, William
Verlag:
Bloomsbury UK
Sprache:
Englisch
Rubrik:
Geschichte
Sonstiges
Seiten:
522
Herkunft:
GROSSBRITANNIEN (GB)
Gewicht:
967 gr
Beschreibung
In his most ambitious book to date, bestselling historian William Dalrymple tells the untold story of the East India Company and one of the most supreme acts of corporate violence in world history

In 1765 the East India Company ceased to be a conventional trading corporation, dealing in silks and spices, and transformed itself into an aggressive colonial power. By 1803 it had trained up a private security force of around 260,000 - twice the size of the British army - and had subdued an entire subcontinent, conquering Bengal and later the Mughal capital of Delhi. In less than half a century, one company had executed a coup unparalleled in history: the military conquest and plunder of vast tracts of Southern Asia.

The East India Company remains today history's most terrifying warning about the potential for the abuse of corporate power, yet the official memory of this process has been subtly reworked.

Populated with towering names of imperial legend from Clive to Hastings, The Anarchy tells the remarkable story of how one of the world's greatest and most magnificent Empires fell apart and was replaced by a dangerously unregulated private company - based thousands of miles overseas in a London boardroom. In his most ambitious and thrilling book to date, William Dalrymple spins the story of the rise of the East India Company into a startling and timely cautionary tale for the global misconduct of corporate power.
Information zum Autor
William Dalrymple wrote the highly acclaimed bestseller In Xanadu when he was just twenty-two. Since then, he has had many more books published and won numerous awards for his writing. He lives with his wife and three children on a farm outside Delhi.