Monsoon Traders: Ships, Skippers and Commodities in Eighteenth-Century Makassar

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Makassar was one of those early-modern Southeast Asia kingdoms which has been seen as exemplifying The Age of Commerce , both in its trade based prosperity in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century, and its decline into insignificance following conquest by the Dutch East Indies Company in 1667. However, statistical analysis of the Dutch harbourmasters registers (which listed incoming and outgoing non-Company traffic) reveals that Makassar actually succeeded in establishing new and profitable networks after a ...

Monsoon Traders: Ships, Skippers and Commodities in Eighteenth-Century Makassar 2004, Kitlv Press

ISBN-13: 9789067182324

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