Anthropology: Regional Anthropology

  • The Portuguese in India and Other Studies, 1500-1700 book cover

    The Portuguese in India and Other Studies, 1500-1700

    1st Edition

    By A.R. Disney

    The studies brought together in this volume were published over the last thirty years and are concerned, directly or indirectly, with the Portuguese presence in India between about 1500 and 1650. They have been arranged into four groups of which the first, 'The Portuguese in India', includes pieces…

    Paperback – 2018-12-19
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    Variorum Collected Studies

  • On the Economic Encounter Between Asia and Europe, 1500-1800 book cover

    On the Economic Encounter Between Asia and Europe, 1500-1800

    1st Edition

    By Om Prakash

    The history of the economic contacts between Asia and Europe dates back to at least the early years of the Common Era. But it was only after the overcoming of the transport technology barrier to the growth of trade between the two continents following the discovery by the Portuguese at the end of…

    Hardback – 2014-11-04
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    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Modern Japanese Culture and Society book cover

    Modern Japanese Culture and Society

    1st Edition

    By D. P. Martinez

    Since the end of the 1980s, scholarly work on Japan has attempted to escape the bounds of the previous discourse that continuously described it as ‘changing Japan’, a discourse which paradoxically also focused, in the main, on the hierarchical models of this so-called vertical society. While…

    Hardback – 2007-05-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Library of Modern Japan

  • The World of the Indian Ocean, 1500–1800: Studies in Economic, Social and Cultural History book cover

    The World of the Indian Ocean, 1500–1800

    Studies in Economic, Social and Cultural History, 1st Edition

    By M.N. Pearson

    The articles in The World of the Indian Ocean, 1500-1800 describe the activities of people living on the coasts of the Indian Ocean, generously defined, during the early modern period. Most are based, at least in part, on Portuguese materials. A broad theme linking them all is the claim that in…

    Hardback – 2005-04-20
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    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Radical Food: The Culture and Politics of Eating and Drinking 1790-1820 book cover

    Radical Food

    The Culture and Politics of Eating and Drinking 1790-1820, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tim Morton

    This three-volume set examines the cultural and literary history of food in the eighteenth century. It reprints exemplary texts from this fascinating and diverse subculture, which was gaining strength in a period of rapid urbanization, industrialization and revolutionary politics. Highlights…

    Hardback – 2000-09-07
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    Subcultures and Subversions: 1750-1850

  • Private Fortunes and Company Profits in the India Trade in the 18th Century book cover

    Private Fortunes and Company Profits in the India Trade in the 18th Century

    1st Edition

    By Holden Furber, Rosane Rocher

    This collection of essays, two of which appear in print for the first time, documents the late Holden Furber’s discovery that private ventures, most manifestly deployed in the ’country trade’ between Asian ports, played a major role in the European expansion in India before the age of empire.…

    Hardback – 1997-03-20
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    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Merchants of Maritime India, 1500–1800 book cover

    Merchants of Maritime India, 1500–1800

    1st Edition

    By Ashin Das Gupta

    The focus of this volume is the rise and fall of the Indian maritime merchant in the early modern period: the heyday of Moghul Surat, the appearance of a group of independent merchant shipowners, and their eclipse at the end of the period in the face of European competition and monopolies. Much of…

    Hardback – 1994-04-14
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    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Precious Metals and Commerce: The Dutch East India Company in the Indian Ocean Trade book cover

    Precious Metals and Commerce

    The Dutch East India Company in the Indian Ocean Trade, 1st Edition

    By Om Prakash

    Precious metals played a key role in inter-continental trade between Europe and Asia in the early modern period. An assured supply of these metal was indeed a pre-requisite to the procurement of Asian goods such as spices, textiles and raw silk. Once these metals had been imported into Asia, they…

    Hardback – 1994-04-14
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    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Power, Administration and Finance in Mughal India book cover

    Power, Administration and Finance in Mughal India

    1st Edition

    By John F. Richards

    From the mid-16th to the early 18th centuries the Mughal empire was the dominant power in the Indian subcontinent. Contrary to what is sometimes suggested, John Richards argues that this centralised state was dynamic and skillfully run. The studies here consider its links with the wider early…

    Hardback – 1993-10-21
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    Variorum Collected Studies

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