The Mughal Empireby John F. Richards, Christopher Alan Bayly, Gordon Johnson
Pub. Date: 02/29/2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The Mughal empire was one of the largest centralized states in the premodern world. This volume stresses the dynamic quality of Mughal territorial expansion, their institutional innovations in land revenue, coinage and military organization, ideological change and the relationship between the emperors and Islam.
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.
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