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Unformatted text preview: 1-22-08 Lecture III raadBatavia=JakartaCooperation-Dutch and Asian peopleCeylon King of KandyMiddleman of Asian TradeReligion-Dutch ReformedDutch West Indies Co. Science and MagicIntroMiddle Ages—Patron SaintsBlessings and Sacraments“cunning men and witches”MaleficiumHeresyWitches and Gender Roles Witch FinderBringing witch hunts to a close…factorsNew Amsterdam became NEW YORK.-Jakarta became the headquarters in the Asian section of the Dutch Indies Co. Became a powerful commercial naval part of the co. Was a general cross roads for ships to stop at for all routs of shits. Was a Jewel of Dutch ASIA. There were only 6,000 Europeans in Jakarta. Most were crewmen, troops. Etc. by late 1700’s the total pop. Of the city was 70,000. 90% are immigrants. Chinese, Japanese.Cooperation of Dutch and Asian people-key to the colonization. They are far too few Dutch to impose their will in this area. Cant bully their way around because their wasn’t many of them. European technology wasn’t good enough to push their way in and intimidate the locals. The Dutch must negotiate their way around Asia. -1) Ceylon, 1638-41 the Dutch are negation with the natives, and make an alliance with the King of Kandy. The Dutch capture 3 of 6 of the Portuguese strong holds their but they had to buy their way in. it is secured with silver not military force. Because the Europeans did not produce NOTHING that these people wanted. The Dutch are going to find them self’s cut off from the Spanish silver, fortunately the Dutch become the middle men of the trade, they become the broker....
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- Spring '08
- Middle Ages, Witchcraft, Dutch Reform Church, Patron Saints, Dutch West Indies, Asian people Ceylon