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    The Mughal Empire (New Cambridge History of India) (Hardback) By (author) John F. Richards, Series edited by Gordon Johnson, Series edited by C.A. Bayly, Series edited by John F. Richards

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    DescriptionThe Mughal empire was one of the largest centralised states in pre-modern world history. It was founded in the early 1500s and by the end of the following century the Mughal emperor ruled almost the entire Indian subcontinent with a population of between 100 and 150 millions. The Mughal emperors displayed immense wealth and the ceremonies, music, poetry, and exquisitely executed paintings and objects of the imperial court created a distinctive aristocratic high culture. In this volume, Professor John Richards traces the history of this magnificent empire from its creation in 1526 to its breakup in 1720. He stresses the dynamic quality of Mughal territorial expansion, their institutional innovation in land revenue, coinage and military organisation, ideological change and the relationship between the emperors and Islam. Professor Richards also analyses institutions particular to the Mughal empire, such as the jagir system, and explores Mughal India's links with the early modern world.


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    Title
    The Mughal Empire
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John F. Richards, Series edited by Gordon Johnson, Series edited by C.A. Bayly, Series edited by John F. Richards
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 340
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 670 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521251198
    ISBN 10: 0521251192
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3J
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Abridged Dewey: 954
    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
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/17CNTY
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/16CNTY
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: 1FKA
    B&T Approval Code: A15403036
    BIC subject category V2: 3J
    DC22: 954.025
    LC subject heading:
    DC20: 954.025
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DS436 .N47 1987 PT. 1, VOL. 5
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DS436 .N47 1987 pt. 1, vol. 5 DS461
    Thema V1.0: NHF
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    6 tables
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    26 March 1993
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    'This excellent monograph sets for itself the goal of providing a one-volume synthesis accessible to the non-specialist, of a period in India's past which has had an enduring impact and influence on the region's political, economic and cultural history.' The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History
    Back cover copy
    The Mughal empire was one of the largest centralized states known in pre-modern world history. It was founded in the early 1500s and by the end of the following century the Mughal emperor ruled almost the entire Indian subcontinent with a population of between 100 and 150 millions. As well as military success, the Mughal emperors displayed immense wealth and the ceremonies, etiquette, music, poetry, and exquisitely executed paintings and objects of the imperial court fused together to create a distinctive aristocratic high culture. In this volume, Professor John Richards traces the history of this magnificent empire from its creation in 1526 to its breakup in 1720. He stresses the dynamic quality of Mughal territorial expansion, their institutional innovation in land revenue, coinage and military organization, ideological change, and the relationship between the emperors and Islam. Professor Richards also analyzes institutions particular to the Mughal empire, such as the jagir system, and explores Mughal India's links with the early modern world. The Mughal Empire offers a concise and up-to-date synthesis of this spectacular period in the history of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. It will be widely read by students and specialists of South Asian history and civilization and will be of interest to travellers wishing to know more about the background to the great Mughal monuments.
    Table of contents
    Introduction; 1. Conquest and stability; 2. The new Empire; 3. Autocratic centralism; 4. Land revenue and rural society; 5. Jahangir 1605-1627; 6. Shah Jahan 1628-1658; 7. The war of succession; 8. Imperial expansion under Aurangzeb 1658-1689; 9. The economy, societal change and international trade; 10. Maratha insurgency and Mughal conquest in the Deccan; 11. The Deccan war; 12. Decline and collapse, 1707-1720; Conclusion; Bibliographic essay.