The Cradle of Colonialism

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THE CRADLE OF COLONIALISM

George Masselman

NEW HAVEN & LONDON YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS 1963

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Book I 1
  • 1 - The Land and the People 3
  • 2 - The Sea 8
  • 3 - The Sea Lanes Become Longer 16
  • 4 - The Town 23
  • 5 - Independence at Any Price 35
  • 6 - Factors of Trade Expansion 44
  • 7 - From Guilds to Capitalism 53
  • 9 - Linschoten and His Itinerary 69
  • 10 - North to the Indies 79
  • 11 - South to the Indies 86
  • 12 - The Second and Third Voyages North 98
  • Book II 107
  • 1 - Amsterdam Collects 109
  • 2 - The Rush to the Indies 119
  • 3 - The Prime Mover of the United Company 133
  • 4 - The Formation of the United East India Company 141
  • 5 - By Trial and Error 151
  • 6 - War and Trade Do Not Mix 161
  • 7 - The Seventeen Under Attack 172
  • 8 - 1607: The Burgeoning Year 180
  • 9 - Early Asiatic Trade: The Hindu Period 193
  • 10 - Background in Asia 204
  • 11 - The Portuguese Age 215
  • Book III 227
  • 1 - Jan Pieterszoon Coen 229
  • 2 - The Bottom of the Ladder 241
  • 3 - Coen's First Contact with the Indies 254
  • 4 - The English Versus the Dutch 266
  • 5 - The English East India Company 276
  • 6 - A Servant of the English Company 285
  • 7 - Up the Ladder 296
  • 8 - Blueprint for Empire 307
  • 9 - The Rendezvous 316
  • 10 - The Price of Monopoly 326
  • 11 - Second in Command 335
  • 12 - The Final Rung 345
  • 13 - 1618 355
  • 14 - The Crisis 364
  • 15 - The Siege 377
  • 16 - The Birth of an Empire 390
  • 17 - Steps Toward Consolidation 400
  • 18 - The Conquest of Banda 415
  • 19 - The English Withdrawal 424
  • 20 - Monopoly or Free Trade? 433
  • 21 - Mission Accomplished 445
  • Epilogue 454
  • Afterword: Three Men 471
  • Bibliography 477
  • Index 511
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