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The Resource Company curiosities : nature, culture and the East India Company, 1600-1874, Arthur MacGregor

Company curiosities : nature, culture and the East India Company, 1600-1874, Arthur MacGregor

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Company curiosities : nature, culture and the East India Company, 1600-1874
Title
Company curiosities
Title remainder
nature, culture and the East India Company, 1600-1874
Statement of responsibility
Arthur MacGregor
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For nearly three hundred years, the East India Company dominated British trade and relations with Asia. It made handsome profits for shareholders but also provided collectors in Europe with natural specimens and man-made rarities that were prized for their scientific, aesthetic or cultural value. An array of administrators, soldiers, surveyors spent much of their lives attempting to inventory and to comprehend India's vast country, its teeming populations and its myriad rituals and wildlife: nearly forty species of mammals and over 120 species of birds were discovered in the Katmandu valley alone; astonishing wall paintings from the fifth-century were unearthed in caves at Ajanta; and spectacular fossil fauna arrived from the Siwalik Hills. Company Curiosities: Nature, Culture and the East India Company, 1600-1874 offers the first-ever overview of the remarkable role of the East India Company and its servants in collecting and showcasing a treasure-house of natural specimens and man-made objects - craft materials, paintings and sculptures, weapons, costumes, jewels and ornaments - that established the look and the feel of India for those who had never ventured abroad. Arthur MacGregor tells the stories behind the remarkable discoveries and collections, and those responsible for them, and their impact on natural science, commerce and industry, and personal taste
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
MacGregor, Arthur
Dewey number
069
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
AM343
LC item number
.M34 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • East India Company
  • East India Company
  • East India Company
  • Natural history
  • Ethnological museums and collections
  • Art objects
  • Art and society
  • East India Company
  • East India Company
  • Art and society
  • Art museums
  • Great Britain
  • History
  • Kultur
  • Kunst
  • Indien
Label
Company curiosities : nature, culture and the East India Company, 1600-1874, Arthur MacGregor
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Published with support from the Marc Fitch Fund, the Paul Mellon Centre and The Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-369) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1022548326
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
397 pages
Isbn
9781789140033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)1022548326
Label
Company curiosities : nature, culture and the East India Company, 1600-1874, Arthur MacGregor
Publication
Copyright
Note
Published with support from the Marc Fitch Fund, the Paul Mellon Centre and The Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-369) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1022548326
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
397 pages
Isbn
9781789140033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)1022548326

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