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The East India Company in the Persian Gulf: The View from Bandar Abbas

Good, Peter (2018) The East India Company in the Persian Gulf: The View from Bandar Abbas. PhD thesis, University of Essex.

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Abstract

The Persian Gulf represents a vital, yet unexplored region of the East India Company’s sphere of influence. By considering the Gulf as an important space of interaction between the Company and successive Persian regimes, a new relationship can be revealed. From the Company’s foundational action in assisting Shah Abbas I in the capture of Hormuz in 1622, to the creation of a fleet by Nader Shah in the 1730’s, the Company’s experience with Persia represents a different angle on wider trends in Company history. The Company’s factory at Bandar Abbas was a nexus for Indian Ocean trade, as well as the living quarters for a small community of Europeans, whose lives and livelihoods depended on the recognition of rights granted by successive Persian Shahs in the Farman; a legal document of great influence and longevity, originally granted by Abbas I, which lasted for more than a century.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Persia, East India Company, Farman, Naval Warfare, Trade, Armenians, Bandar Abbas.
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D890 Eastern Hemisphere
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D901 Europe (General)
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > History, Department of
Depositing User: Peter Good
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2018 15:10
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2018 15:10
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/22381

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