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Inventing the English massacre : Amboyna in history and memory, Alison Games

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Inventing the English massacre : Amboyna in history and memory
Title
Inventing the English massacre
Title remainder
Amboyna in history and memory
Statement of responsibility
Alison Games
Title variation
Amboyna in history and memory
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Massacres - the mass slaughter of people - might seem as old as time, but the word itself is not. It worked its way into the English language in the late 16th century, and came to signify a specific type of death, one characterised by cruelty, intimacy, and treachery. How that happened is the story of yet another place, Amboyna, an island in the Indonesian archipelago where English and Dutch merchants fought over the spice trade. There a conspiracy trial featuring English, Japanese, and Indo-Portuguese plotters took place in 1623 and led to the beheading of more than a dozen men in a public execution. Inventing the English Massacre shows how the English East India Company transformed that conspiracy into a massacre through printed works which ensured the story's tenacity over four centuries
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StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
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Games, Alison
Dewey number
959.852
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS642
LC item number
.G36 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Oxford scholarship online
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  • Amboyna massacre, 1623
  • Nederlandsche Oost-Indische Compagnie
  • East India Company
  • Ambon Island (Indonesia)
  • Dutch
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands
  • Great Britain
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Inventing the English massacre : Amboyna in history and memory, Alison Games
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
EDZ0002217482
Extent
1 online resource (312 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780197507766
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Inventing the English massacre : Amboyna in history and memory, Alison Games
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
EDZ0002217482
Extent
1 online resource (312 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780197507766
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white).
Specific material designation
remote

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