Memorable Description of the East Indian Voyage: 1618-25, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Memorable Description of the East Indian Voyage

1618-25, 1st Edition

By Willem Ysbrantsz Bontekoe

Routledge

200 pages

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First published in 1929.

'Fire and shipwreck, fights ashore and afloat, the pitting of ceaseless patience and resource against fate, these things make one understand why the book, famous in its original tongue, has but to be savoured in translation to gain an equal popularity.' Manchester Guardian

Bontekoe's East Indian Voyage was one of the most popular books in which the Dutch seventeenth century public delighted and it continued to be reprinted throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

As well as providing an illuminating insight into the machinations of the Merchants and Directors of the East India Company and the often troubled waters of international trade and diplomacy, the account is a very personal one: of a human being battling against elemental forces, at tremendous odds, tenaciously holding on to life and coming through in the end.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS017000
HISTORY / Asia / India & South Asia
HIS037000
HISTORY / World
REF000000
REFERENCE / General
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
TRV003040
TRAVEL / Asia / India