By Philip J. Stern
The Company-State rethinks the character of the early English East India corporation as a kind of polity and company sovereign good earlier than its intended transformation right into a country and empire within the mid-eighteenth century. Taking heavily the politics and political considered the early corporation on their lonesome phrases, it explores the Company's political and criminal structure as an in a foreign country company and the political associations and behaviors that from it, from tax assortment and public future health to warmaking and colonial plantation. Tracing the ideological foundations of these associations and behaviors, this booklet finds how corporation management wrestled now not easily with the base line yet with regularly early smooth difficulties of governance, reminiscent of: the mutual duties of matters and rulers; the connection among legislations, economic climate, and sound civil and colonial society; and the character of jurisdiction and sovereignty over humans, trade, faith, territory, and the ocean. The Company-State hence reframes the most primary narratives within the heritage of the British Empire, wondering conventional differences among private and non-private our bodies, "commercial" and "imperial" eras in British India, a colonial Atlantic and a "trading international" of Asia, ecu and Asian political cultures, and the English and their ecu opponents within the East Indies. Read more...