Les français dans l'Inde, Dupleix et Labourdonnais : extraits du journal d'Anandarangappoullé, courtier de la Compagnie française des Indes (1736-1748).
Quarto, hardcover, original boards restored. First edition.
Without Julien Vinson we would no nothing of Anandarangappoullé, broker for the Compagnie des Indes, and his diary covering the period from 1736 to 1748. These twelve years would mark one of the most important episodes in the history of Pondicherry, a French trading post in India, with the figures of Dupleix and Labourdonnais. The broker was in a way the general agent for the Compagnie des Indes, the intermediary between the king and the natives.
From 1720 onward, the French Company of India was a very profitable business whose progress worried its rival, the English East India Company. The English, however, failed to take Pondicherry during the Austrian War of Succession. The French, led by La Bourdonnais (the governor of Ile-de-France) at sea and Dupleix by land, repelled the English fleet and took Madras in 1746. In retaliation, London dispatched a large squadron to attack Pondicherry, while Dupleix, who had quarrelled with La Bourdonnais, no longer had any naval support. But Dupleix fended off the besiegers and even managed to keep Madras. The great English trading post was however returned to England in the 1748 peace treaty (in exchange for the return to France of the Louisbourg fortress in America).
- Anzahl der Bücher
- Autor/ Illustrator
- Julien Vinson
- Les Français dans l'Inde : extraits du journal du courtier de la Compagnie française des Indes
- Erscheinungsjahr (ältestes Objekt)
- Gebundene Ausgabe
- Anzahl der Seiten
- 28×18 cm