The Marathas 1600-1818

The Marathas 1600-1818

by Stewart Gordon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521268834

ISBN-13: 9780521268837

Pub. Date: 04/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this book, Dr. Stewart Gordon presents the first comprehensive history of the Maratha polity, which was an important regional kingdom in the seventeenth century and the largest political entity of eighteenth century India. He focuses on the origins of the elite families, problems of legitimacy and loyalty, military organization and change, and the development of

Overview

In this book, Dr. Stewart Gordon presents the first comprehensive history of the Maratha polity, which was an important regional kingdom in the seventeenth century and the largest political entity of eighteenth century India. He focuses on the origins of the elite families, problems of legitimacy and loyalty, military organization and change, and the development of administration, tax collection and religious patronage. Through the use of a vast array of documents, the author also gives a picture of everyday life in the Maratha polity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521268837
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Series:
New Cambridge History of India Series
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

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.

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