The Dutch in Ceylon: An Account of Their Early Visits to the Island, Their Conquests, and Their Rule Over the Maritime Regions During a Century and a Half
The book, in the words of the author, is his attempt to fulfill a long felt want of a complete, yet concise, account of the Dutch occupation of Ceylon 1640 to 1796. It is essentially a history of the Dutch people who came to the island, among which are included Joris van Spilbergan, Sebald de Weerd, Coster, Boreel, Francois Caron Maatzuyketo, Thysz, Kittensteyn, Van der Meiden, Hulft, etc. Through out the book valuable information is given about the political conditions and about the Dutch interactions with the Singhalese. Details of treaties and skirmishes are provided. The Dutch engagements with the Portuguese are also noticed. The book has a map of Ceylon and 12 other illustrations that portray key fingers and events.The book is a reprint of the 1929 edition.
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Joris van Spilbergen
The Tragedy of Sebald de Weerd
Negotiations between the Dutch and the Sin
The Sinhalese Treaty with Westerwold
The Conquest of Negombo and Galle
The Loss of Negombo
Raja Sinhas Embassy to Batavia
Protracted Negotiations with the Portuguese
Reconquest of Negombo by Francois Caron
Raja Sinhas Tactics
Renewal of War with the Portuguese
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