Some research notes on Carl A. Trocki's publication Opium, empire and the global political economy

@article{Klimburg2001SomeRN,
  title={Some research notes on Carl A. Trocki's publication Opium, empire and the global political economy},
  author={A. Klimburg},
  journal={Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies},
  year={2001},
  volume={64},
  pages={260 - 267}
}
  • A. Klimburg
  • Published 2001
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
Carl A. Trocki's 1999 publication Opium, empire and the global political economy (London: Routledge) is in many ways an important work. His thesis that ‘Without opium there would have been no empire’ is controversial. However, the purpose of this research note is not to refute Trocki's thesis, or indeed to present a new one, but rather to examine Trocki's use of primary documentation, where some difficulties emerge. Not only are some of his East India Company (EIC) documents quoted incorrectly… Expand
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