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    The Marathas 1600-1818 (New Cambridge History of India) (Hardback) By (author) Stewart Gordon, Series edited by Gordon Johnson, Series edited by C.A. Bayly, Series edited by John F. Richards

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    DescriptionIn this book, Dr Stewart Gordon presents a comprehensive history of one of the most colourful and least-understood kingdoms of India: the Maratha Empire. The empire was founded by Shivaji in the mid-seventeenth century, spread across most of India during the following century, and was conquered by the British in the nineteenth century. Using administrative documents of the Maratha polity, family papers and Histories of the Empire, Stewart Gordon explores the origin of the Marathas, their emergence as elite families, patterns of loyalty and strategies for maintaining legitimacy. He traces how the armies developed into European-style infantry and artillery and assesses the economics that funded the polity, especially taxation and credit. Finally the author considers the lasting effects the empire had on administrations, law and trade patterns of Central India, Gujarat and Maharashtra.


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    Title
    The Marathas 1600-1818
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stewart Gordon, Series edited by Gordon Johnson, Series edited by C.A. Bayly, Series edited by John F. Richards
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 220
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 500 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521268837
    ISBN 10: 0521268834
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS003000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET080
    Ingram Theme: CULT/INDIAN
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/18CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: HIS017000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ERLY18
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    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/17CNTY
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
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    BIC subject category V2: 1FKA
    B&T Approval Code: A15403036
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    DC22: 954.7025
    DC20: 954.7025
    LC classification: DS436 .N47 1987 PT. 2, VOL. 4
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    Illustrations note
    10 maps
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    14 April 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    "The Marathas is extremely detailed and covers a great many topics in the two century period it treats. It is written with an eye to the use that various groups with political and cultural agendas have made of the history of Maharashtra. The story The Marathas itself tells is dispassionate, judicious, and absorbing." Rachana Kamtekar, Chicago South Asia Newsletter "As a synthesis of current interpretations and as a comprehensive reference work, Gordon's volume amply fulfills the goals of the New Cambridge History of India series of which it forms a part. Gordon distills a massive array of original and secondary sources into a succinct and readable summary of Maratha history, while at the same time acquainting readers with the main issues in the field. Copious bibliographic references and a glossary provide further assistance to the nonspecialist, as do the nine excellent maps. For the many of us who have yearned to understand something of Maratha history, yet have been too faint of heart to face the enormity of the task given the vast (and often rather dense) literature involved, Gordon has performed a welcome service." Cynthia Talbot, Journal of Asian Studies "...an intelligent and insightful new synthesis on the Marathas and their polity...a brilliant and compelling reading of the Maratha's political and military enterprise." Frank F. Conlon, American Historical Review
    Table of contents
    List of maps; General editor's preface; Acknowledgements; Glossary; Introduction: historiography and bibliography; 1. The geopolitics of Maharashtra; 2. Marathas and the Deccan sultanates; 3. Shivaji (1630-80) and the Maratha polity; 4. Family responses to invasion (1680-1719); 5 Baji Rao I's northern expansion (1720-1740); 6. Conquest to administration (1740-1760); 7. Centripetal forces (1760-1803); Epilogue (1803-1818); Conclusions; Index.