Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

sign up for Boomerang Books BulletinGet Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - The Business of Empire by H. V. Bowen

The Business of Empire assesses the domestic impact of British imperial expansion by analysing what happened in Britain following the East India Company's acquisition of a vast territorial empire in South Asia. Drawing on a mass of hitherto unused material contained in the company's administrative and financial records, the book offers a reconstruction of the inner workings of the company as it made the remarkable transition from business to empire during the late-eighteenth century. H. V. Bowen profiles the company's stockholders and directors and examines how those in London adapted their methods, working practices, and policies to changing circumstances in India. He also explores the company's multifarious interactions with the domestic economy and society, and sheds important new light on its substantial contributions to the development of Britain's imperial state, public finances, military strength, trade and industry. This book will appeal to all those interested in imperial, economic and business history.

Buy The Business of Empire by H. V. Bowen from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521089821
ISBN-10: 0521089824
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 6-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - The Business of Empire by H. V. Bowen

Book Reviews - The Business of Empire by H. V. Bowen

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Business of Empire book by H. V. Bowen and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - H. V. Bowen

H. V. Bowen is Senior Lecturer in Economic and Social History at the University of Leicester. His previous books include Elites, Enterprise, and the Making of the Briish Overseas Empire, 1688-1775 (1996); and War and British Society, 1688-1815 (1998).

Books By H. V. Bowen

Revenue and Reform by H. V. Bowen
Hardback, October 1991
$115.24 $130.95
War and British Society 1688-1815 by H. V. Bowen
Hardback, March 1998
$64.20 $72.95
Business of Empire by H. V. Bowen
Hardback, December 2005
$115.24 $130.95