The Company-State

Corporate Sovereignty and the Early Modern Foundations of the British Empire in India
Author(s): 
Stern, Philip J.
ISBN: 
9780195393736
Date published: 
May 2011
Hardback
Price: 
£40.00

The Company-State offers a political and intellectual history of the English East India Company in the century before its acquisition of territorial power. It argues the Company was no mere merchant, but a form of early modern, colonial state and sovereign that laid the foundations for the British Empire in India.