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The East India Company at Home, 1757-1857

ISBN 10: 1787350290 / ISBN 13: 9781787350298
Published by UCL Press
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Title: The East India Company at Home, 1757-1857

Publisher: UCL Press

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

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In the century between 1757 and 1857, The East India Company brought both sizeable affluence and fresh perspective back home to Britain from the Indian subcontinent. During this period, the Company shifted its activities and increasingly employed civil servants, army officers, surveyors, and doctors, many of whom returned to Britain with newly acquired wealth, tastes, and identities. This new volume moves beyond conventional academic narratives by drawing on wider research, exploring how the empire in Asia shaped British country houses, thus contributing to the ongoing conversation on imperial culture and its British legacies. 

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Margot Finn is professor of modern British history at UCL and president of the Royal Historical Society. Kate Smith is a senior lecturer in eighteenth-century history at the University of Birmingham.

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