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In the seventeenth century, the Dutch established a trading base at the Indonesian site of Jacarta. What began as a minor colonial outpost under the name Batavia would become, over the next three centuries, the flourishing economic and political nucleus of the Dutch Asian Empire. In this pioneering study, Jean Gelman Taylor offers a comprehensive analysis of Batavia’s extraordinary social world—its marriage patterns, religious and social organizations, economic interests, and sexual roles. With an emphasis on the urban ruling elite, she argues that Europeans and Asians alike were profoundly altered by their merging, resulting in a distinctive hybrid, Indo-Dutch culture.
    Original in its focus on gender and use of varied sources—travelers’ accounts, newspapers, legal codes, genealogical data, photograph albums, paintings, and ceramics—The Social World of Batavia, first published in 1983, forged new paths in the study of colonial society. In this second edition, Gelman offers a new preface as well as an additional chapter tracing the development of these themes by a new generation of scholars.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. iii-v
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Illustrations
  2. p. ix
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  1. Maps
  2. p. xi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. xiii
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  1. Guide to the Text
  2. p. xv
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  1. Preface to the Second Edition
  2. pp. xvii-xxiii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xxv-xxx
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  1. 1. Origins of the City of Batavia
  2. pp. 3-32
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  1. 2. Growth of Settlement Society
  2. pp. 33-51
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  1. 3. The Web of Colonial Society: Batavia and Environs in the Eighteenth Century
  2. pp. 52-77
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  1. 4. The Assault on Indies Culture
  2. pp. 78-113
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  1. 5. The Destruction of VOC Society and the Creation of the New Colonial
  2. pp. 114-134
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  1. 6. The Inner Life of Late Colonial Society
  2. pp. 135-158
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 159-174
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  1. New Explorations of European-Asian Encounters
  2. pp. 175-196
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  1. Maps
  2. pp. 199-204
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  1. Appendix 1
  2. pp. 205-220
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  1. Appendix 2
  2. pp. 221-224
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  1. Appendix 3
  2. pp. 225-229
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 231-256
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  1. Glossary
  2. p. 257
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 259-272
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 273-279
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780299232139
Related ISBN
9780299232146
MARC Record
OCLC
456376740
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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