Amboina, 1623 : Fear and Conspiracy on the Edge of Empire

New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2019. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 289 p. w/ map, select bibliograpy, index, extensive notes. A study of the events at Amboina in present day Indonesia ,where a Japanese mercenary confessed, under torture, to Dutch East India officials that he was part of conspiracy with other Japanese mercenaries and nearly English merchants to take over the colony. 21 men were killed after a problematic trial. Eventually the English crown an d Dutch government were involved, and the affair was not settled until 1654 under Cromwell. Very good / very good. Item #19464

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