Het VOC-bedrijf op Ceylon : een voorname vestiging van de Oost-Indische Compagnie in de 18de eeuw

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Het VOC-bedrijf op Ceylon : een voorname vestiging van de Oost-Indische Compagnie in de 18de eeuw

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: Het VOC-bedrijf op Ceylon : een voorname vestiging van de Oost-Indische Compagnie in de 18de eeuw
Author: Belt, Albert van den
Publisher: Walburg Pers, Zutphen
Faculty of Arts, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2008-04-10
Keywords: Ceylon
VOC
Abstract: This dissertation deals with four aspects of the Dutch East India Company’s (VOC) presence at the settlement of Ceylon in the eighteenth century. The net-profit of the island for the parent company in The Netherlands, the system of bookkeeping and the resulting insights in the proceeds of the company at the settlement, the private bills of exchange sent from Colombo to The Netherlands and an analysis of the VOC-employees at the offices in Ceylon constitute the four areas of research. The study is predominantly based on quantitative sources to be found in the archives in The Hague and in Colombo. The detailed results about Ceylon – signifying about one eighth of the Asian branch of the Company – can be used for a better understanding of the history of the VOC at all her settlements from The Cape to Japan. An important general conclusion is the complementary character of the East India Company on the one hand and the private business activities of her servants or employees on the other hand.
Description: Promotor: F.S. Gaastra
With summary in English
Faculty: Faculteit der Letteren
Citation: Belt, A. van den, 2008, Doctoral thesis, Leiden University
ISBN: 9789057305344
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/12688
 

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