By Francien Van Anrooij
Perhaps Piet Creutzberg is and basically constantly has been an artisan and an admirer of the simplest in craftmanship. The emphasis at the useful facet of items turns out to pervade no matter what he undertook in the course of part a century. besides, it's as a dealer of the historic craft - wielding a chinese language abacus or an digital computing devic- that, from approximately 1965 onwards, a growing number of more youthful scholars of Indonesian social, fiscal and political heritage have met him within the depot of the 20 th century colonial data within the Hague or on the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam. Of the ratings of Dutch, Indonesian, British, Scandinavian, German, American, Australian and eastern historians he encouraged and prompt a few have been writing a master's thesis, others had already made a part of their educational profession in Indonesian historical past or similar issues, yet such a lot of them have been within the serious levels of accumulating released or archival fabrics in an effort to their incorporation in doctoral dissertations.
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G. as shahbandar or as councillors of the regent), and of the control they had gained on the local economy in their role as intermediaries in the pepper trade. This strong grip was due to their business acumen and their initial position as the largest customers of the pepper production, but above all it was due to the 'secret weapon' - or Trojan horse - which had enabled them to penetrate the local economy and transform its mode of supply and exchange. Through the introduction of a very cheap coin, which as a medium of exchange was marvelously adapted to the needs of 'common man Kromo', they were able to wedge themselves in between the producers in the hills and the purchasers in the pasar.
Upon the departing of the Junckes, you shall see 34 and 35 pecoes for a real, which before the next yeere you may sell for twentie two and twentie for a Riall, so that ther,e is great profit to be made; but the danger of fire is great' (Purchas 1905 : III, 507). The late arrival of a junk in April 1604 made Scott mutter: (It) 'was thought to be cast away, because she tarryed so late, for they use to come in February and March, but by reason of her coming, cashis kept all the year at a very cheap rate, which was a great hindrance to us in the sales of our prize goods, for when Cashis were cheape, and Reals deare, wee could not vent a piece of stuffe at halfe the value we did at our first comming' (Purchas 1905 : II, 444).
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