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The Rise of the English Shipping Industry in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries$
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Ralph Davis

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780986497384

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780986497384.001.0001

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The East Indian Trade

The East Indian Trade

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(p.247) Chapter 12 The East Indian Trade
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The Rise of the English Shipping Industry in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
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Ralph Davis

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780986497384.003.0012

This chapter explores trade between Britain and East India during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It follows the actions of the East India Company (and to a lesser extent, the Levant Company) and their trading activity in India and parts of Asia. It examines the various types of trade cargo including salt, silk, pepper, and Chinese tea; analyses freight rates; and discusses the competition with Dutch ships. Finally, it details the management structure of the East India Company and the way in which it managed to generate profit and success. It concludes that this success drew the unfavourable attention of Parliament.

Keywords:   International Shipping, Levant Company, East India Company, Salt Trade, Silk Trade, Tea Trade

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