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 Corpus Diplomaticum Neerlando-Indicum
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VOC Treaties;

Collected contracts of the Dutch Indian Administration, 1596-1799

Corpus Diplomaticum

Date: 1596-1799

Original Language: Dutch


On 23 June 1596, Cornelis de Houtman arrived in Bantam, West Java, at the head of the first Dutch fleet to reach Indonesia. On 1 July 1596, the first of many treaties with Asian rulers was signed with the sultan of Bantam, pioneering a practice of peace-making between the locals and the VOC (…

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Steenbrink, Karel, “ Corpus Diplomaticum Neerlando-Indicum”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 28 February 2021 <>

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