The Mughal Empire, Partie 1,Volume 5
Cambridge University Press, 1995 - 320 pages
The Mughal empire was one of the largest centralized states in the premodern world and this volume traces the history of this magnificent empire from its creation in 1526 to its breakup in 1720. Richards stresses the dynamic quality of Mughal territorial expansion, their institutional innovations in land revenue, coinage and military organization, ideological change and the relationship between the emperors and Islam. He also analyzes institutions particular to the Mughal empire, such as the jagir system, and explores Mughal India's links with the early modern world.
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Conquest and stability
The new empire
Land revenue and rural society
Shah Jahan 16281658
The War of Succession
Imperial expansion under Aurangzeb 16581689
The economy societal change and international trade
Abul administration Afghan Agra Ahmadnagar Ahom Akbar amirs Aurangzeb Bahadur Shah bakhshi battle became Bengal Bhonsla Bihar Bijapur Burhanpur campaign capital cavalry central century chief coin commanders conquest court Dara Deccan provinces Delhi diwan elite Farrukhsiyar Fatehpur Sikri faujdar force fortress Golconda governor Gujarat Hindu Humayun Hyderabad Ibid imperial Indo-Muslim Islam jagirdars jagirs Jahangir Jumla Kabul Kachhwaha khalisa Khan's Khandesh Khurram kingdom Lahore lands lineage mansabdars Maratha military million rupees Mir Jumla Mirza Mughal army Mughal emperor Mughal empire Mughal India Mughal officers Muhammad Murshid Quli Khan Muslim nobility nobles North India Nur Jahan pargana peasants Persian political Prince Punjab Qandahar Qutb Shah raiding Raja Rajaram Rajasthan Rajput rank Rathor region reign river royal ruler Safavid Sarkar Sayyid sent Shah Jahan Shahuji Shambhaji Shivaji siege Sikh subcontinent Sufi Sultan Surat throne Timurid trade treasury troops ulema Uzbek village wazir zamindars Zulfikar Khan