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East Indies / Ian Burnet
Bib ID 7461797
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Burnet, Ian, author
 
Description Dural Delivery Centre, NSW : Rosenberg Publishing Pty Ltd, 2017 
©2013 
224 pages : chiefly colour illustrations, maps (some colour), colour portraits ; 25 cm 
ISBN 9780994562753 (paperback)
Summary

ast Indies follows the trade winds, the trade routes, and the port cities across the East Indies and the Orient. High finance, piracy, greed, ambition, double dealing, exploitation all is here. Driven by the search for spices, silks, gold, silver, porcelains, and other oriental goods, the Portuguese trading monopoly was challenged by the Dutch East India Company and then the English East India Company, the world's first joint stock and multi-national trading companies. The struggle for supremacy between the Portuguese, the Dutch, and the English ranged across the Eastern Seas and in the settlements of Goa, Malacca, Ambon, Macao, Canton, Nagasaki, Solor, Batavia, Macassar, Johor, and Singapore for 250 years. The story is told by the history of these port cities, beginning with Malacca - one of the world's largest trading ports in the 16th Century - and ending with the founding of Singapore and Hong Kong.

Notes

"The 200 year struggle between th Portuguese Crown, the Dutch East India Company and the English East India Company for supremacy in the Eastern Seas" -- Cover.

Includes bibliographical references (page 216-217) and index.

Subjects Nederlandsche Oost-Indische Compagnie -- History.  |  East India Company -- History.  |  International trade -- History.  |  Commerce -- History.  |  Spice trade -- History.  |  Trade routes -- History.  |  Indonesia -- History.  |  Asia, Southeastern -- History.  |  Portugal -- History.  |  Netherlands -- History.  |  Great Britain -- History.  |  Australian

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