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Iberians in the Singapore-Melaka Area and the Adjacent Regions
(16th to 18th Century)
editor(s): Borschberg, Peter
volume: 14
pages/dimensions: XI, 192 pages
language: English
binding: Book (Paperback)
dimensions: 17.00 × 24.00 cm
weight: 410g
edition: 1. Auflage
publishing date: 12.01.2004
prices: 58,00 Eur[D] / 59,70 Eur[A]
ISBN: 978-3-447-05107-1
58,00 Eur

This collection of essays places the Straits of Singapore and Melaka and their surrounding regions in a larger pattern of world trade and international diplomacy between of approximately 1500-1800. The contributions contained in this volume address a range of interdisciplinary issues pertaining to the presence and expansion of Portuguese and Spanish influence across the region.The authors draw on a wide range of source material in Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch and Chinese, making some of them accessible to an English language readership for the first time.

From the table of contents (8 contributions):
R. Ptak, Reconsidering Melaka and Central Guangdong: Portugal’s and Fujian’s Impact on Southeast Asian Trade (Early Sixteenth Century)
M. Ollé Rodríguez, Early Spanish Insertion into Southeast Asia: the Chinese Factor
P. Borschberg, Security, VOC Penetration and Luso-Spanish Co-operation: The Armada of Philippine Governor Juan de Silva in the Straits of Singapore, 1616
K. McPherson, Staying on: Reflections on the Survival of Portuguese Enterprise
in the Bay of Bengal and Southeast Asia from the Seventeenth to the Eighteenth Century
P. Borschberg, Remapping the Straits of Singapore? New Insights from Old Sources
P.J. de Sous Pinto, Captains, Sultans and liaisons dangereuses: Melaka and Johor in the Late Sixteenth Century