This book argues that Dutch colonial practices and law created a new set of social and economic divisions in Batavia-Jakarta, modern-day Indonesia, to deal with difficult realities in Southeast Asia. Jones uses compelling stories from ordinary Asian women to explore the profound structural changes occurring at the end of the early colonial period-changes that helped birth the modern world order. Based on previously untapped criminal proceedings and testimonies by women who appeared before the Dutch East India Company's Court of Alderman, this fascinating study details the ways in which demographic and economic realities transformed the social and legal landscape of 18th-century Batavia-Jakarta.

Wives, Slaves, and Concubines: A History of the Female Underclass in Dutch Asia

SKU: 049903
$72.20 Regular Price
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  • ISBN

    9780875804101
  • Authors

    Jones, Eric
  • Extent

    186
  • Format

    Hardcover
  • Year

    2010
  • Publisher

    Nothern Illinois University Press

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