'Zonder eigen gewinne en glorie' : Mr. Iman Wilhelm Falck (1736-1785), gouverneur en directeur van Ceylon en Onderhorigheden

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'Zonder eigen gewinne en glorie' : Mr. Iman Wilhelm Falck (1736-1785), gouverneur en directeur van Ceylon en Onderhorigheden

Title: 'Zonder eigen gewinne en glorie' : Mr. Iman Wilhelm Falck (1736-1785), gouverneur en directeur van Ceylon en Onderhorigheden
Author: Dulm, Frits van
Publisher: Uitgeverij Verloren, Hilversum
Issue Date: 2012-02-09
Keywords: 18th Century
Biography
Cinnamon gardens
Dutch Ceylon
Dutch East India Company
Fourth Anglo Dutch War
Prosopography
South India
Utrecht
Abstract: This thesis is about the gentleman-lawyer Falck, his period in office as Governor of Ceylon from the age of 28 and his surroundings. The historian Stapel described him as the last great figure in the Company. He differentiated from his contemporaries and predecessors. The research pays extensive attention to his networks, new insight into the relations between the qualified servants of the Company in Asia and the State. Falcks'administrative vision amd political strategy was directed at keeping the British and French at safe distance in South India. Therefore a balance had to be maintained between the various parties over there. His ideas were at odds with the strictly neutral policy of the Republic and Batavia. Thanks to the support of Mysore and the French fleet, the security of Ceylon could be greatly assured during the Fourth Anglo-Dutch War. The Company governors were always extremely satisfied with him; he w as highly respected by all even in Kandy. In 1783 he declined the honour of becoming director-general; he was very sisappointed about the lack of support, exhausted and and suffered from a poor health. During twenty years he gave impetus to the construction of cinnamon gardens.
Description: Promotor: S. Groenveld, Co-promotor: L.J. Wagenaar
With summary in English
Faculty: Faculty of the Humanities, Leiden University
Citation: Dulm, F. van, 2012, Doctoral thesis, Leiden University
Sponsor: M.A.O.C. Gravin van Bylandt Stichting
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/18470
 

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