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Cross-Cultural Alliance-Making and Local Resistance in the Moluccas during the Revolt of Prince Nuku, c. 1780–1810 (PhD Dissertation, Universiteit Leiden, 2007)

Author(s): Muridan S. Widjojo

Journal: Journal of Indonesian Social Sciences and Humanities
ISSN 1979-8431

Volume: 1;
Start page: 141;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Indonesia | social sciences | dissertation summary

Fine and rare spices were the primary reason for the Europeans to establish trading posts in Asia. The Dutch took control of the Moluccas at the beginning of the seventeenth century following the establishment of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in 1602. The use of force and diplomacy to force out their trading rivals—the Spaniards, Portuguese and their allies—was planned and designed from the outset.
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