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Dutch East India Company merchants at the court of Ayutthaya; Dutch perceptions of the Thai Kingdom.

9789004156005

Dutch East India Company merchants at the court of Ayutthaya; Dutch perceptions of the Thai Kingdom.

Ruangsilp, Bhawan.

BRILL

2007

279 pages

$99.00

Hardcover

TANAP monographs on the history of the Asian-European interaction; v.8

DS571

Historians describe a relationship based on mutual respect and partnership between Europeans and Asians during the 16th and 17th century, before the rise Euro-centrism led to the age of imperialism. Ruangsilp (history, Chulalongkorn U.) looks at interactions between European employees of the Dutch East India Company and members of the royal court in what is now generally called the Kingdom of Siam during that period. She argues that the contacts that took place in and around the audience hall exemplified the co-existence of partnership and a sense of differences.

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