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dc.contributor.authorHägerdal, Hans
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-31 23:55:55
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-26 00:00:00
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T15:20:06Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T15:20:06Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier408241
dc.identifierOCN: 858762317en_US
dc.identifier952508410en_US
dc.identifier.issn1572-2892;1572-1892
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/34566
dc.description.abstractEuropean traders and soldiers established a foothold on Timor in the course of the seventeenth century, motivated by the quest for the commercially vital sandalwood and the intense competition between the Dutch and the Portuguese. Lords of the land, lords of the sea focuses on two centuries of contacts between the indigenous polities on Timor and the early colonials, and covers the period 1600-1800. In contrast with most previous studies, the book treats Timor as a historical region in its own right, using a wide array of Dutch, Portuguese and other original sources, which are compared with the comprehensive corpus of oral tradition recorded on the island. From this rich material, a lively picture emerges of life and death in early Timorese society, the forms of trade, slavery, warfare, alliances, social life, and so forth. The investigation demonstrates that the European groups, although having a role as ordering political forces, were only part of the political landscape of Timor. They relied on alliances where the distinction between ally and vassal was moot, and led to frequent conflicts and uprisings. During a slow and complicated process, the often turbulent political conditions involving Europeans, Eurasians, and Timorese polities, paved the way for the later division of Timor into two spheres of roughly equal size. Hans Hägerdal (1960) is a Senior Lecturer in History at the Linnaeus University, Sweden. He has written extensively on East and Southeast Asian history. Among his publications is Hindu rulers, Muslim subjects: Lombok and Bali in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (2001).
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVerhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities
dc.subject.othereconomic history
dc.subject.othercolonial politics
dc.subject.othertimor
dc.subject.othercolonial history
dc.subject.otherpolitical history
dc.subject.otherindonesia
dc.subject.othersocial history
dc.subject.otherDutch East India Company
dc.subject.otherKupang
dc.subject.otherLifau
dc.subject.otherNetherlands
dc.subject.otherPortuguese people
dc.subject.otherSonbai
dc.subject.otherTopasses
dc.titleLords of the land, lords of the sea; Conflict and adaptation in early colonial Timor, 1600-1800
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.26530/OAPEN_408241
oapen.relation.isPublishedByaf16fd4b-42a1-46ed-82e8-c5e880252026
oapen.relation.isbn9789004253506
oapen.collectionOAPEN-NL
oapen.series.number273
oapen.pagesxvi+479
oapen.place.publicationLeiden - Boston
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: Dutch East India Company - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_East_India_Company; Kupang - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kupang; Lifau - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lifau; Netherlands - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherlands; Portuguese people - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_people; Sonbai - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonbai; Timor - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timor; Topasses - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topasses


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