Subject: History of trade

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Colonial Journals of the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)


This digital collection consists of ninety serials and journals related to the colonial enterprise in the Dutch East and West Indies. The publications are mainly in Dutch and cover the period of the last quarter of the nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth century. They pertain to the cultivation of tropical products such […]

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Tanegashima: The Arrival of Europe in Japan


Olof G. Lidin 2002 The year 1543 marked the beginning of a new global consciousness in Japan with the arrival of shipwrecked Portuguese merchants on Tanegashima Island in southern Japan. Other Portuguese rapidly followed and Japan became aware of a world beyond India. The Portuguese brought with them the musket, which was quickly copied and […]

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