“In a gripping story about fear and loathing in Amboina, Adam Clulow probes a pivotal event in world history to offer fresh insights about the entanglements of European empires in Asia. Meticulously researched and engagingly told, Amboina, 1623 is that rarest of rare things: a scholarly tour de force that is also a page-turner.”
~Lauren Benton, Vanderbilt University
In 1623, Dutch authorities executed twenty-one alleged conspirators over a plot to seize a castle on a remote set of islands named Amboina, which is now eastern Indonesia. This sparked immediate outrage and a controversy that would endure for centuries to come. In Amboina, 1623: Fear and Conspiracy on the Edge of Empire, Adam Clulow presents a new perspective on the Amboina case that aims to move beyond the standard debate over the guilt or innocence of the supposed plotters. Enter our Book Giveaway for a chance to win a copy of this book!
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