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Cook and Clive: Discoverers, Collectors and Conquerors of the Enlightenment
Choose from these words to fill the blanks below:
franchise, company, spread, divine, discovery, figure, ferment, blurring, information, New, state, Plassey, Nawab, dark, Mughal, inexorable, conquest, books, 18th, aristocrat, East, governor, fighting, books, richest, territorial, light, gift, systematize
the 18th century brought about a                  of the relationships between collecting and conquest
Robert Clive
as Captain Cook was an icon of                   , Robert Clive was an icon of discovery in its relationship with                 , particularly in Bengal
rose up through the ranks of the         -India Company
Battle of                (1757)
decisive victory of the British East India Company over the            of Bengal and his French allies
ushered in the process of the slow by                      conquest of Bengal
began the process of                        acquisition
in the early modern era, the use of large scale                  forces wasn't just something that was monopolized by the           
the state could                    this type of operation out to joint-stock companies
Clive became the                  of Bengal
the blurring of the line of state and private companies
a                man becoming the governor of a private colony, i.e. a possession acquired by the East India Company
Bengal, the                state in India, is not a possession of a European company
motives in the pattern of conquest of regimes and the defeat of              empires
new relationships with local aristocrats
relationships involved         -giving
Clive accumulated these "gifts"
refashioned himself as a great                     
Clive and Cook
belonged to a group of people who, in the          century, repositioned themselves in the Old World by venturing out into the        World
collectors of information and artifacts and products from the world
expanded commerce and contacts
supported science
initiated discover          
helped create a world of intellectual                that we call The Enlightenment
The Enlightenment
an attempt to understand the world without reducing its meaning to              inspiration
fathom and              out the natural and objective laws of the universe
see the world as a totality which is subject to the same rules no matter where you are
the belief that we can                        our knowledge into books and circulate them
the goal was not just to develop ideas about the world, but to              them
Enlightenment, "to cast           ", i.e. to spread objective knowledge of the natural world into the          areas where there had hitherto been little objective knowledge of the world


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British officer who established the military and political supremacy of the East India Company in Bengal
  • credited with securing India, and the wealth that followed, for the British crown
  • together with Warren Hastings he was one of the key early figures in the creation of British India
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