Europe's Asian Centuries

Rivalry for Trade in Tea and Textiles

The English and Dutch East India companies (1700–1800)

Authors: Nierstrasz, Chris

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The rivalry for trade in tea and textiles between the English and Dutch East India companies is very much a global history. This trade is strongly connected to emblematic events such as the opening of Western trade with China, the Boston Tea Party, the establishment of British Empire in Bengal and the Industrial Revolution.

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Chris Nierstrasz, Lecturer at the Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands, is the author of In the Shadow of the Company: The Dutch East India Company and its Servants in the Period of its Decline (1740-1796) (2012). He has also contributed to the editing of Goods from the East, 1600-1800 (2015) for the Europe's Asian Centuries project.

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“It does adopt important and influential ideas from historians of consumption to explore the growing demand for items such as tea and textiles in eighteenth-century Europe. … Ultimately, the narrative power and the interpretative possibilities offered by the single, individual company are strong and will always remain attractive to scholars, students and general readers. … Rivalry for Trade in Tea and Textiles reminds us of the importance of the cornucopia of commodities imported by Europe’s East India companies.” (John McAleer, International Journal of Maritime History, Vol. 28 (3), August, 2016)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rivalry for Trade in Tea and Textiles
Book Subtitle
The English and Dutch East India companies (1700–1800)
Authors
Series Title
Europe's Asian Centuries
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Chris Nierstrasz
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-48653-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137486530
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-48652-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 226
Number of Illustrations
25 b/w illustrations
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