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  9. Selected bibliography

9. Selected bibliography

Early modern Britain

On population, displacement, and demography:

Appleby, Andrew B. (1978). Famine in Tudor and Stuart England. Liverpool: Liverpool UP.

Beier, A.L (1985). Masterless Men: The Vagrancy Problem in England, 1560–1640. London: Methuen.

Hindle, Steve (2004). On the Parish? The Micro-Politics of Poor Relief in Rural England c.1550–1750. Oxford: OUP.

Hoskins,W.G. (1964). “Harvest Fluctuations and English Economic History, 1480–1619”. Agricultural History Review 12:28–46.

- (1968). “Harvest Fluctuations and English Economic History, 1620–1759”, Agricultural History Review 16:13–31.

Sharpe, James (1995). “Social Strain and Social Dislocation, 1585–1603”. The Reign of Elizabeth I: Court and Culture in the Last Decade. Ed. John Guy.Cambridge: CUP.

- (1998). Crime in Early Modern England, 1550–1750. London: Longman.

Slack, Paul (1985). The Impact of the Plague in Tudor and Stuart England. London: Routledge.

Walter, John, and Roger Schofield, eds (1989). Famine, Disease and the Social Order in Early Modern Society. Cambridge: CUP.

Wrightson, Keith, and David Levine (1995). Poverty and Piety in an English Village: Terling, 1525–1700. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

On transitions from pre-industrial, harvest-sensitive, organic economies:

Wrigley, E.A. (2010). Energy and the English Industrial Revolution. Cambridge: CUP.

On food, labour, and energy consumption patterns:

Muldrew, Craig (2011). Food, Energy and the Creation of Industriousness: Work and Material Culture in Agrarian England, 1550–1780. Cambridge: CUP.

Warde, Paul (2007). Energy Consumption in England and Wales, 1560–2000. CNR.

On cultural discourses of dearth, resource management, and science:

Mukherjee, Ayesha (2015). Penury into Plenty: Dearth and the Making of Knowledge in Early Modern England. London and New York: Routledge.

On food and culture, agrarian representation, travel and cultural geography:

McRae, Andrew (1996). God Speed the Plough: The representation of Agrarian England 1500–1660. Cambridge: CUP.

- (2009). Literature and Domestic Travel in Early Modern England. Cambridge: CUP.

Mennell, Stephen (1985). All Manners of Food: Eating and Taste in England and France from the Middle Ages to the Present. Oxford: OUP.

Sanders, Julie (2010). The Cultural Geography of Early Modern Drama. Cambridge: CUP.

Thirsk, Joan (2007). Food in Early Modern England. London: Continuum.

On representations of dearth, food riots, and consumption in literature:

Fitter, Chris (2000). “‘The Quarrel is Between our Masters and us their Men’: Romeo and Juliet, Dearth, and the London Riots”. ELR 30:154–83.

Hindle, Steve (2008). “Imagining Insurrection in Seventeenth Century England: Representations of the Midland Rising of 1607”. History Workshop Journal 66:21–61

Hiltner, Ken (2003). Milton and Ecology. Cambridge: CUP.

On literary vagrancy, unsettled subjectivities, and travel:

Fumerton, Patricia (2006). Unsettled: The Culture of Mobility and the Working Poor in Early Modern England. Chicago: U of Chicago P.

Woodbridge, Linda (2001). Vagrancy, Homelessness, and English Renaissance Literature. Urbana: U of Illinois P.

Eco-critical studies of food and the natural world:

Egan, Gabriel (2006). Green Shakespeare: From Ecopolitics to Ecocriticism. London and New York: Routledge.

Estok, Simon (2011). Ecocriticism and Shakespeare: Reading Ecophobia. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Mughal and pre-colonial India

On agriculture and economy in the Mughal and early-Colonial state:

Alam, Muzaffar (2013). The Crisis of Empire in Mughal North India: Awadh and Punjab, 1707-48. Second Ed. New Delhi: OUP.

Athar Ali, M (1997). The Mughal Nobility Under Aurangzeb. New Delhi: OUP.

Blake, Stephen (2002). Shahjahanabad: The Sovereign City in Mughal India, 1639-1739. Cambridge: CUP.

Habib, Irfan (1999). The Agrarian System of Mughal India: 1556-1707. New Delhi: OUP.

Hasan, Farhat (2004). State and Locality in Mughal India: Power Relations in Western India, c.1572-1730. Cambridge: CUP.

Moosvi, Shireen (2015). The Economy of the Mughal Empire, c.1595. New Delhi: OUP.

- (2008). People, Taxation, and Trade in Mughal India. Oxford: OUP.

Sharma, Sanjay (2001). Famine, Philanthropy, and the Colonial State: North India in the Early Nineteenth Century. New Delhi: OUP.

Subrahmanyam, Sanjay (2002). The Political Economy of Commerce: Southern India, 1500-1650. Cambridge: CUP.

On travel, trade, and religion:

Alam, Muzaffar, and Sanjay Subrahmanyam (2012). Writing the Mughal World: Studies on Culture and Politics. New York: Columbia UP.

- (2007). Indo-Persian Travels in the Age of Discoveries, 1400-1800. Cambridge: CUP.

Curley, David L. (2008). Poetry and History: Bengali Maṅgal-kābya and Social Change in Precolonial Bengal. A Collection of Open Access Books and Monographs 5. http://cedar.wwu.edu/cedarbooks/5

Datta, Rajat (2000). Society, Economy and the Market: Commercialization in Rural Bengal, c. 1760-1800. New Delhi: Manohar.

Eaton, Richard M. (1996). The Rise of Islam and the Bengal Frontier, 1204-1760. Berkeley: U of California P.

- (1979). The Sufis of Bijapur, 1300-1700: Social Roles of Sufis in Medieval India. Princeton: Princeton UP.

Kothiyal, Tanuja (2016). Nomadic Narratives: A History of Mobility and Identity in the Great Indian Desert. New Delhi: CUP.

Mukherjee, Tilottama (2014). Political Culture and Economy in Eighteenth-Century Bengal: Networks of Exchange, Consumption and Communication. New Delhi: Orient Black Swan.

Tracy, James D., ed (1990). The Rise of Merchant Empires: Long-distance Trade in the Early Modern World, 1350-1750. Cambridge: CUP.

On early Anglo-Indian encounters and literary representations:

Ballaster, Ros (2005). Fabulous Orients: Fictions of the East in England, 1662-1785. Oxford: OUP.

Barbour, Richmond (2003). Before Orientalism: London’s Theatre of the East, 1576-1626. Cambridge: CUP.

Gil Harris, Jonathan, ed (2012). Indography: Writing the “Indian” in Early Modern England. New York: Palgrave.

Mitchell, Colin Paul (2000). Sir Thomas Roe and the Mughal Empire. Karachi: Area Study Centre for Europe.

Sapra, Rahul (2011). The Limits of Orientalism: Seventeenth-century Representations of India. Newark: U of Delaware P.

On famine, ecology, and environment:

Estok, Simon, Wang, I-Chun, and Jonathan White, eds (2016). Landscape, Seascape and Eco-Spatial Imagination. London and New York: Routledge.

Gole, Susan (1989). Indian Maps and Plans: From Earliest Times to the Advent of European Surveys. New Delhi: Manohar.

Gommans, J.J.L. (2002). Mughal Warfare: Indian Frontiers and Highroads to Empire 1500–1700. London and New York: Routledge.

Grove, Richard H. (1995). Green Imperialism: Colonial Expansion, Tropical Island Edens and the Origins of Environmentalism, 1600-1860. Cambridge: CUP.

- (1997). Ecology, Climate and Empire: Colonialism and Global Environmental History, 1400-1940. Cambridge: White Horse. Grove, Richard H., and John Chappel (2000). El Nino: History and Crisis. Cambridge: White Horse.

Habib, Irfan (1982). An Atlas of the Mughal Empire. New Delhi: OUP.

- (2015) Man and Environment. The Ecological History of India. A People’s History of India 36. New Delhi: Tulika.

Koch, Ebba (1988). Shah Jahan and Orpheus. Graz: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt.

Wescoat, James L., ed. (1996). Mughal Gardens: Sources, Places, Representations, and Prospects. Washington D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks.

Portrait of a European (c.1610). Unknown artist. Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Accession no. IM.386-1914.

This painting of a European man against an Indian landscape probably does not represent a contemporary European visitor to the Mughal court; it may have been copied from or inspired by late-sixteenth century European portraits which show similar details of dress. There is a clever ambivalence in the Mughal artist’s portrayal of the man’s seeming detachment from the landscape; the figure is attractive and intriguing but also inaccessible and unknown to the painter. He is painted with detail and curiosity, but without any sense of intimacy. Far out in the background, a negative stereotype of the “European” pursuing Indian women is both played out and marginalised.

For more information about the project, contact Dr Ayesha Mukherjee at the University of Exeter.