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dc.contributor.authorEhrlich, Joshua
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-16T12:41:04Z
dc.date.created2018-11
dc.date.issued2018-09-06
dc.date.submitted2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:39947190*
dc.description.abstractThis study shows that debate over the relations among companies, states, and knowledge is not new, but rather was integral to the politics of the British East India Company. Reconstructing such debate among Company officials and critics from the 1770s to the 1830s, the study makes several further interventions. It argues against what has been perhaps the dominant narrative about Company and British-imperial ideology in this period, a narrative of reorientation from “Orientalist” to “Anglicist” cultural attitudes. It shows instead how the Company shifted from a commercial idiom of sovereignty, concerned with conciliating elites through scholarly patronage, to a territorial idiom, concerned with cultivating popular affection through state-sponsored education. Whereas the field of the history of knowledge has largely developed as a history of structures of knowledge, meanwhile, this study argues for a history of ideas of knowledge. Such an approach is needed to elucidate the category of knowledge and its discursive uses past and present.
dc.description.sponsorshipHistory
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dash.licenseLAA
dc.subjectHistory, Modern
dc.subjectHistory, Asia, Australia and Oceania
dc.subjectHistory, European
dc.titleThe East India Company and the Politics of Knowledge
dc.typeThesis or Dissertation
dash.depositing.authorEhrlich, Joshua
dc.date.available2019-05-16T12:41:04Z
thesis.degree.date2018
thesis.degree.grantorGraduate School of Arts & Sciences
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
dc.contributor.committeeMemberArmitage, David
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBose, Sugata
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRothschild, Emma
dc.contributor.committeeMemberTravers, Robert
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentHistory
dash.identifier.vireohttp://etds.lib.harvard.edu/gsas/admin/view/2464
dc.description.keywordsEast India Company; Politics; Knowledge
dash.author.emailjehrlich@fas.harvard.edu


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