The Memoirs and Memorials of Jacques de Coutre:
Security, Trade and Society in 16th and 17th Century Southeast Asia
Peter Borschberg (ed)
This first English translation of the autobiography of a Flemish gem trader in a Southeast Asia engulfed in the rivalry of a variety of local and colonial competing forces gives a unique outsider's view view of the area that now stretches from Cambodia and Thailand in the North to Indonesia and the Philippines in the South. De Coutre spent nearly a decade in the area and, besides trading, also sought to advise the colonial powers of Portugal and Spain as to how to reassert their supremacy in the area. Translated from the original Spanish by Roopanjali Roy. With annotations throughout and 65 maps and other illustrations. 452 pages with a bibliography and index.
Weight: 1kg. Post free within Malaysia
Published by: National University of Singapore Press, Singapore, 2014 .ISBN: 9789971695286
Condition: New. Paperback.