Rare look into S-E Asia from 400 years ago

Saturday, 18 January 2014

The Straits Times

This was a review of the book “The Memoirs And Memorials Of Jacques De Coutre: Security, Trade And Society In 16th- And 17th-century Southeast Asia”, edited by Associate Professor Peter Borschberg of the Department of History at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and published by NUS Press. The 453-page volume provides a rare first-hand account of the political and trading landscape of present-day Southeast Asia between 1593 and 1603.

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