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Multi-Language Reading Class



Tables of Contents of Publications on the History of the V.O.C. / the Dutch East Indies (mostly in Dutch, translated by MLRC)

Reference : WHKMLA Index pages V.O.C., Dutch East Indies, Philippines, Portuguese Empire in Asia, Portuguese India, Danish India

Tasks :
(A)           Create a List of Titles Published in Spanish on the History of the Philippines (keywords : Historia, Filipinas, use Internet Archive)
(B)           Create a List of Titles Published in French on the History of Indochina (keywords : Histoire, Indochine etc., use Internet Archive)
(C)           Create a List of Titles Published in Portuguese on the History of India, Timor (keywords : Historia India, Documentos India, Tratados India, use Internet Archive)
(D)           Post, Translate Table of Contents of "Danske Tractater .." (posted on Internet Archive; links on WHKMLA : History of Denmark Index; scroll down for Printed Reference, Sources)
(E)           Post, Translate Table of Contents of "Collecçao de tratados ...", posted on Internet Archive; links on WHKMLA : History of Portuguese India Index, scroll down for Printed Reference, Sources)
(F)           Post, Translate Table of Contents of "Opkomst van het Nederlands Gezag ..." (posted on Internet Archive; links on WHKMLA : History of the Dutch East Indies Index; scroll down for Historiography DEI Perspective)
(G)           Post, Translate Table of Contents of "Nederlandsch-Indisch Plakaatboek" (posted on Internet Archive; links on WHKMLA : History of the Dutch East Indies Index; scroll down for Historiography DEI Perspective)
(H)           Establish, Post Table of Contents of Bartolome Juan Leonardo de Argensola (1562-1631), Conquista de la Islas Malucas, al Rey Felipe Tercero, nuestro senor, (1891) posted on Internet Archive
(I)           Otto Warburg, Die Muskatnuss ihre Geschichte, Botanik, Kultur, Handel und Verwerthung sowie ihre Verfälschungen und Surrogate. Zugleich ein Beitrag zur Kulturgeschichte der Banda-Inseln, 1897, posted on Internet Archive

Potential Research Topics
(1)           Intercultural Communication : European-Malay Correspondence and Treaties - the Moluccas
(2)           The History of Makassar
(3)           The History of Jambi
(4)           The History of Bandjermasin
(5)           The History of Timor
(6)           The History of Palembang
(7)           The History of the Chinese Minority on Java
(8)           The History of the Chinese Minority on Borneo
(9)           Western Borneo
(10)           The History of Riau
(11)           The Military Infrastructure of the V.O.C. - Forts
(12)           The Military History of Java 1600-1900
(12a)           The Military History of the Moluccas 1500-1700
(13)           The History of Bantam
(14)           The History of Mataram
(15)           The History of Bali
(16)           Earthquakes, Volcanic Eruptions and Tsunamis in DEI and the Philippines
(17)           History of Education in the Dutch East Indies
(18)           History of Diseases and the Medical Service in the Dutch East Indies
(19)           Malay Titles 1600-1900
(20)           Titles in the Dutch Administration, and their Functions
(21)           Economic History of the Malay Archipelago 1600-1900
(21a)           Economic History of the Moluccas 1500-1700
(22)           Resistance to Dutch Rule 1600-1900
(23)           Malay Collaboration 1600-1900
(24)           Historiography of the Dutch East Indies
(25)           Treaties Concerning Denmarks Colonies in India and on the Gold Coast
(26)           The V.O.C. and Gambling on 17th Century Java
(26)           The V.O.C. and Slavery on 17th Century Java

First claim, by email or verbal, gets the topic; every topic only once.

Book the course should acquire : Atlas van tropisch Nederland


Map of the Malay Archipelago

Map of the Moluccas





         December 20th 2009          Alexander Ganse






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