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No (longer) fear, but control and care. Europeans and Muslims in South East Asia, 17th and 18th centuries
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The VOC (Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie, Dutch East India Company, 1602-1799) and its European partners were often seen primarily as a trade link between Europe and Asia. They brought Asian spices, and later also coffee, tea, valuable timbers, textiles, garments and other commodities to Europe, for which the Europeans initially paid in precious metals or diamonds and later also in goods produced by the developing European industries. One of the first Dutch traders to come to Aceh to buy spices, Fr…

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Steenbrink, Karel, “No (longer) fear, but control and care. Europeans and Muslims in South East Asia, 17th and 18th centuries”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9537_cmrii_COM_31401>



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