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The Portuguese in Sri Lanka and South India: Studies in the History of Diplomacy, Empire and Trade, 1500-1650

The Portuguese in Sri Lanka and South India: Studies in the History of Diplomacy, Empire and Trade, 1500-1650

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Published Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz Verlag 2014
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ISBN: 3447192895, 9783447100625, 9783447192897
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Print version record.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (216 pages).
Series: Maritime Asia ; v. 25
Subject: HISTORY / Asia / India & South Asia; Diplomatie; Portuguese South Asia History 17th century.; Sri Lanka; Portugiesen; South Asia.; Portuguese.; Portuguese South Asia History 16th century.; Handel.
Series Title: Maritime Asia.

Contents

  1. Illustrations
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. 1. Introduction: Studying the Portuguese in South Asia and Beyond
  4. 2. Negotiating Empire: Portuguese Diplomacy in Asia in the Sixteenth Century
  5. 3. From Diplomacy to Conquest: The "Matrioshka Principle" and How it was Overcome in Sri Lanka
  6. 4. Imagining Space before Conquest: Two Contrasting Maps of Sri Lanka, 1568-1606
  7. 5. Imperial Incorporation: The "Malwana Convention" and the Lankan Transition to Colonial Rule
  8. 6. Colonialism and Cosmopolitanism: Colombo, Cannanore, and the Chimera of the Multi-Ethnic Melting-Po(r)tin South Asia.
  9. 7. Change and Resilience under Colonial Rule: The Hunting and Trading of Elephants in Sri Lanka, 1500-18008. Afterword; Bibliography; Index.