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By Sebastian Hammer

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Seminar paper from the 12 months 2010 within the topic American reviews - tradition and utilized Geography, grade: 1,0, Martin Luther college, language: English, summary: whilst Vasco Da Gama landed the 1st time in India in 1498 he marked the start of the Portuguese monopoly in transport to and from Asia which continued through the whole sixteenth century.1 in this century the opposite eu international locations confirmed an elevated curiosity in orientating at this zone, however the causes have been really advanced. One thought of cause is just a nationalistic one, particularly that the international locations desired to outdo the Portuguese.2 Others wanted to land in India for non secular purposes to unfold the Christianity and encompass the Islamic powers of that region.3 different elements in the back of the desire to visit the jap seas have been plunder and piracy. in addition there has been an incredible curiosity and thirst for wisdom and experience in that unknown zone which ended in a few voyages.4
Due to the 1st travels there has been a becoming call for within the English society for the Indian items like ceramics, silk, spices and beneficial stones, particularly within the elite classification. Beside that, those items symbolized the way to fast riches for the enterprise males and intermediaries who dealt with with that merchandise.5 hence, after 1600 an increasing number of international locations, represented by means of chartered businesses, attempted to participate within the advertisement enterprise of Indian trade.6 this sort of buying and selling businesses used to be the British East India corporation (BEIC), which was once based and supplied with a royal constitution that assured the unique rights on trades with the East Indies to the corporate in 1600.7 in the course of its historical past the BEIC undergone an important swap from a trifling buying and selling corporation to a territorial power.[...]

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