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By Elke Timme

Seminar paper from the 12 months 1998 within the topic heritage Europe - different international locations - heart a while, Early glossy Age, grade: 14 of 15, college of Lisbon (Faculdade das Letras), direction: Historia da Expansao e Descobrimentos Portugueses, 12 entries within the bibliography, language: English, summary: Eine kurzer geschichtlicher Überblick über die Zeit der portugiesischen Herrschaft auf den Molukken (1511 - 1640) in englischer Sprache.

For nearly the total of the sixteenth century a Portugal controlled to safe and continue a dominant place within the seaborne exchange within the Indian Ocean and east of the Straits of Malacca. They reached the Indonesian archipelago at a uniquely lucky time: The Javanese Hindu empire of Majapahit was once then diminished to a progressively declining state and had no longer but been supplanted via the increase of the Muslimic empire of Mataram, and the Asian international locations have been avoided from uniting opposed to the Portuguese as a result of inner and exterior rivalries.

Supplies of spices have been so considerable and inexpensive that if the Portuguese have been to maintain the costs excessive in Europe it was once necessary to determine a monopoly and limit export. the manager trouble lay within the proven fact that presently sooner than the coming of the Portuguese the Spice Islands have been switched over to Islam, however the Molucca Islands have been one of many few areas the place Muslims didn't act adverse opposed to the Portuguese, as the Portuguese provided them far better stipulations within the clove exchange than the Muslim retailers had.

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