Revolution of the Marathas

A conjecture. Did not British historians wish to paint the picture of a Mughal EMPIRE rather than the rebellion of Hindu Marathas as a point of "order" for Indian colonial citizens? The Marathas were the "wrong" image for a British EMPIRE who wished to control their "crown jewel" colony, India.

John Maunu APWH College Board consultant Pinckney, Michigan

Revolution of the Marathas

In thinking about the global Hispanic Monarchy and the comparative study of 17th century rebellions and revolutions, why is it that I have never seen the revolution of the Marathas against the regime of Aurangzeb (1618-1707) included in the comparisons? In terms of the numbers of dead and its geographic extension, it was certainly the greatest revolution of the 17th century. Yet, it doesn’t get a chapter in Jack Goldstone’s The Encyclopedia of Political Revolutions (1998) or even merit a mention.

CONF: Europe and the East: ​Self and Other in the History of the European Idea, Norwich, June 2017

Europe and the East: Self and Other in the History of the European Idea

8th Annual Symposium of the Research Network on the History of the Idea of Europe

University of East Anglia, 14-16 June 2017


Wednesday, 14 June 2017 | Council Chamber

12.00-1.00 Registration and Sandwiches

1.00-1.30 Welcome

1.30-2.45 Panel 1: Theory, Historiography, and Religion (Chair: Rolf Petri)

Lecture: “Encompassing the Globe: Views from Angola and Brazil (1580-1640)” by Diogo Ramada Curto

Prof. Diogo Ramada Curto (Universidade Nova de Lisboa) will lecture on

“Encompassing the Globe: Views from Angola and Brazil (1580-1640)”

Friday, December 2 at 11:00 a.m.

O’Leary Library, Room 222, UMass Lowell South Campus

Presented by the Saab-Pedroso for Portuguese Culture and Research and the History Department, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

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Call for proposals: “The State, the Household, and Discourses of “Economic Development” in the Long Eighteenth Century”

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Call for Papers
September 1, 2016

Russian-Dutch Relations, 17th Century

An unfinished dissertation in 17th Century Russian-Dutch relations (Columbia University), along with notes and other research materials gathered during two fellowships, in Moscow and The Hague, over fifty years ago, is now in the possession of the family of a deceased former History professor. Unable to assess this material themselves and unwilling to discard it unseen, the family invites inquiries from scholars in the field, at any stage of their careers, who might be interested in evaluating and possibly taking possession of it.

ANN: "Dividing the World? Imperial Formations in Continental and Maritime Empires from the 17th to the 21st centuries" 4th GRAINES Summer School (Application Deadline: 15 March 2016)

Dividing the World? Imperial Formations in Continental and Maritime Empires from the 17th to the 21st century

4th GRAINES summer school, University of Cologne, 14–17 June 2016


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