Introduction: A New Source for Seventeenth Century Aceh

Takeshi Ito, Anthony Reid

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    A Historical survey of Aceh (Sumatra) in the middle of the Seventeenth Century, introducing two volumes of Dutch reportage from Banda Aceh between 1636 and 1661. These documents provide a new and indispensable record of the Islamic sultanate of Aceh during its seventeenth century florescence. Aceh was then the intellectual hothouse of Islamic Southeast Asia, a key factor in the trade between India and Southeast Asia, and ruled by queens for more than half a century. The documents allow us an exceptional day-to-day insight into the workings of the court and the port, through the particular eyes of the Dutch chartered company (Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie, VOC).
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAceh Sultanate: State, Society, Religion and Trade. The Dutch Scources, 1636-1661.
    Editors Takeshi Ito
    Place of PublicationLeiden
    ISBN (Print)9789004288829
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


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