By J. S Furnivall

A vintage research of the topic and one of many significant works in English on Dutch colonialism in Indonesia, Furnivall's magisterial background used to be released close to the second one international warfare while Dutch energy used to be waning within the archipelago. This learn lines the commercial and social improvement of Netherlands India from the arriving of the Dutch to 1939. It illustrates the geographical, monetary and social gains of the colony, and the way Dutch and local Indonesian population co-existed inside of a different, now misplaced, society and tradition. Furnivall (1878-1960) served as a British colonial administrator in Burma for a few years, and went directly to turn into Professor of Burmese reviews at Cambridge college. The breadth and scope of this ebook make it a regularly brought up and influential e-book in southeast Asian reports to at the present time.

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H. The Races of Java. )* RIVET, P. Les Oceaniens, Frazer Lecture. )* WHITEWAY, R. S. The Rise of Portuguese Power in India. ) NOTES 1 Communicated by G. H. Luce, Rangoon University. C. van Vollenhoven, De Indonesier, p. 8. 8 Gonggrijp, Schets, p. 10. * Ib. p. 9. 5 6 Krom, p. ; but see Steiger, p. 186. Gonggrijp, Schets, p. 15. 7 Angelino, i. 191. 8 Dr L. Koch, "Wat Indie aan het Buitenland dankt" (Kol. Tijd. p. 576, Nov. 1934). 9 C. van Vollenhoven, quoted by Dr J. H. Boeke, Dorp en Desa, p. 53.

In Java we 8 I N D O N E S I A , T O 1600 see a succession of dynasties rising into power among the rice plains of the east and moving westward to the central mountains, from which they might extend their dominion over the whole island; but it was not until a little before 1300 that a new dynasty at Majapahit could secure itself in the centre while maintaining contact with the rice-lands and busy harbours of the east. Under this dynasty Brahmanism displaced Buddhism in Java, the dual Hindu-Indonesian civilization became definitely Javanese, and Java robbed Sumatra of its pride of place.

Even before the coming of the earliest Dutch fleets the Portuguese power had collapsed, and by 1604 the Dutch gained such mastery that no man dare budge forth or adventure anything. In 1605 the Dutch effected their first settlement by driving the Portuguese out of Amboyna. But the Portuguese still held Malacca, and the Spaniards in the Philippines had an outpost in Tidore; they were no longer aggressive, but it was unwise to molest them rashly. It was indeed unnecessary to molest the Portuguese, who were penned up in the Straits; but the Spanish Governor in Manila could choose his own time for swooping down on the Dutch stations.

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