The Patrimonial-Bureaucratic Empire of the Mughals

  title={The Patrimonial-Bureaucratic Empire of the Mughals},
  author={Stephen P. Blake},
  journal={The Journal of Asian Studies},
  pages={77 - 94}
  • Stephen P. Blake
  • Published 1 November 1979
  • History, Political Science
  • The Journal of Asian Studies
An earlier generation of Mughal scholars used the British-Indian Empire of the late Imperial period (c. 1875–1914) as its model for interpreting the Mughal state. The highly structured military, judicial, and administrative systems of the British Raj provided the perspective from which they viewed the material on the Mughal state contained in the Persian sources. Unfortunately, the assumptions implicit in this approach caused both a misreading of the Persian texts and a misunderstanding of the… 

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