The Mughal Empire, Part 1, Volume 5
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